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How to COMMISSION better performing buildings and places and why you should want to

Emma Osmundsen, Inspired Client at Exeter City Living, shares why we should all be demanding better performing buildings.


07 Sep


13:00 - 14:00


Online session

Do clients and developers know enough about better performing buildings and the options and standards available to guarantee that they get ‘exactly what it says on the tin’? Is there enough education to ensure that clients and developers understand why they should, and need to, commission better performing buildings, when the standard Building Regulations don’t require it yet?

David Bayliss, Regional Director at Stride Treglown, will talk to Emma Osmundsen, Managing Director of Exeter City Living, about her ten years spent as an ‘Inspired Client’ and her experience as a leading voice in the development and delivery of low energy, healthy and climate resilient homes and buildings. They will discuss the desire and responsibility to commission Passivhaus, net zero carbon, and low carbon buildings, and why all conscientious clients and developers should be demanding such as standard.


Emma Osmundsen BSc (Hons) Pg Dip (Arch Conserv) MA MRICS, Managing Director – Exeter City Living

Emma is Managing Director of Exeter City Living, the ‘Profit for Purpose’ Development Company of Exeter City Council. Responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of developments spanning residential, commercial and leisure, Emma is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years of development experience in the public, private and charitable sector. She is a UK pioneer of Low Carbon, Healthy and Climate-ready buildings and leading developer of the International Passivhaus Standard. Emma is passionate about transforming the lives of others through exemplar development; delivering homes and buildings that enhance the wellbeing of their occupants, that contribute towards the preservation of our planet and generate wealth for all.

David Bayliss, Regional Director – Stride Treglown

David is Regional Director for Stride Treglown’s Plymouth studio, managing the team, overseeing projects, looking after the financials and leading on bids. Passionate about the South West’s built environment, David is a key voice in Devon and Cornwall’s Building Forum and Building Plymouth. David has been appointed as Chairman of the Building Plymouth Steering Group to help shape its future over the next 5 years and plan the immediate post-Covid economic recovery, showcasing Construction as an industry of choice.

Event photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash

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