Launch of the Flood Resilient House – 3rd February ’17

Join BRE and guest speakers the Permanent Secretary of Defra and the Chair of the Environment Agency for the launch of the Resilient House – a new demonstration project on the world renowned BRE Innovation Park.

The BRE Resilient House is one of 13 ground-breaking demonstration buildings located on the BRE Innovation Park in Watford. The buildings address a number of challenges faced by the built environment including climate change mitigation and resilience challenges, fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

The project aims to show the key role that resilience measures installed in homes can play in preventing and alleviating the devastating effects of flooding on property owners.

Demonstrating a range of practical and innovative measures, the Resilient House shows how to prevent flood water entering a property. It also explores the best ways for reducing the potential for damage and speeding recovery if water does get in, helping people get back on their feet quickly and easily.

The project has been funded by the BRE Trust and partners AXA Insurance, British Damage Management Association, Cunningham Lindsey, Defra, Natural Cement Distribution, Property Care Association. 

Agenda

10.00  Arrival & refreshments

10.30  Welcome:

Dr Peter Bonfield, BRE

10.35   Government’s approach to flooding:

             Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Defra

             Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair Environment Agency

10.55   How the insurance industry is supporting consumers:

             AXA Insurance

11.05   The Resilient House Approach:

             Dr Stephen Garvin, Director of BRE Centre for Resilience

11.20   Ribbon cutting & photo call

12.00   Tours of Resilient House (with alternate tours of Innovation Park)

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Finish

Further information is available at: https://goo.gl/xEf1nt.