Net Zero Carbon, Challenges and opportunities


12:00PM - 1.00PM GMT



Simon Wyatt, Partner at Cundall and head of CIBSE Knowledge panel will give an update on the Net Zero Carbon definitions and requirements in response to COP26. This will include will include an update on the new and emerging operation energy and embodied carbon frameworks, government legislation and funding drivers which are likely to shape the industry for the foreseeable future.


Chair: Graeme Fox, Head of Technical, BESA

Graeme is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience of building services engineering. He has particular expertise in air conditioning, heat pumps, and small commercial refrigeration. He ran his own refrigeration and air conditioning contracting business for more than 25 years specialising in air conditioning design, installation and troubleshooting.
He is a former President of AREA – the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors – and previously served as a member of BESA Council. He is also currently a Director of ACRIB and of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Speaker: Simon Wyatt, Partner, Sustainability, Cundall

Simon joined Cundall’s pioneering building physics and sustainability team in 2005 as a graduate engineer. Simon leads their net zero carbon and sustainable governance service streams, supporting clients realise their net zero carbon and wider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspirations.

Simon proudly delivered the first WELL-certified projects in both Europe and MENA, as well as helping to develop net zero carbon and whole life carbon methodologies for the Greater London Authority (GLA), the UK Green Building Council, the Whole Life Carbon Network and the Construction Industry Council Hong Kong. He also co-wrote Cundall’s One Planet, One Chance sustainability roadmap, which set out how Cundall can achieve maximum impact using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with this, in 2020 we became the world’s first carbon neutral-certified engineering consultancy using science-based targets.