15th September 2017
The IET: Savoy Place
London, England

Technical Committee

The International Refurbishment Symposium is the only place that brings together global thought-leaders in sustainable refurbishment from academia, practice and industry.

Tim Dixon

Professor in Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment

University of Reading

Sofie Pelsmakers

Lecturer in Environmental Design & Head of Research

University of Sheffield and ECD Architects

Behzad Sodagar

Professor of Sustainable Architecture

University of Lincoln

Sarah Sayce

Professor of Sustainable Real Estate

Royal Agricultural University

Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change and Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development

Oxford Brookes University

Richard Lorch

Editor in Chief

Building Research & Information Research Journal

High Calibre Presentations

Speakers at the International Refurbishment Symposium were carefully selected through a call for papers and process of abstract submission and review.


The Symposium is a one day event, co-located with the AECB’s National Conference. Together they create an event called Eco Connect London. The programme includes 12 speakers from across academia, industry and government.


The International Refurbishment Symposium is co-located with the AECB’s National Conference at the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place. This world-class facility is just minutes from Embankment tube station, located right in the heart of the capital. Savoy Place was subject to a £30 million renovation in 2015, creating an amazing environment for learning and networking.

Our Sponsors

The Eco Connect London exhibition will be shared between the AECB National Conference and the International Refurbishment, providing opportunities for delegates to network with people from a broad range of professions.

The International Refurbishment Symposium is made possible by a range of sponsors.