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Talks and lectures

RIBA East Small Practice Network: Low Carbon Housing

Come along to the Small Practice Network in February, with Emma Fletcher of Octopus Energy joining to talk all things housing and energy performance.

Join the RIBA East Small Practice Network for a presentation from our guest speaker, Emma Fletcher of Octopus Energy, talking housing, energy performance, and working towards zero carbon.

About the talk

Emma is the Low Carbon Housing Director at Octopus Energy whose career has centred on leading high impact, high innovation projects in real estate, with a particular focus on housing, energy performance and green energy production.

Practical experience includes starting their career in rural surveying and estate management, then moving into award-winning housing and regeneration developments.

Emma is a passionate advocate for change, community resilience, and sustainability solutions for all. They established and led the UK’s first fossil fuel-free district heating scheme in her village - Swaffham Prior - and their work regularly features in trade, national, and international press and media.

About the group

The RIBA East Small Practice Network is a regular online networking meeting for start-ups, sole practitioner architects, and small and emerging practices in the East of England; this includes practices of up to five people or practices less than five years old, who are based in the east of England. Please ensure you meet all of the criteria before signing up.

As with all meetups, networking is encouraged and we welcome questions which can be either posted when registering or emailed to

These events are hosted by Small Practice Network joint chairs, Liz King (Liz King Architect), Adam Grant (Norton Studio Architects), Kathryn Camilleri (Norton Studio Architects), Ann Bassett (Bassett Architects), and Gabi Feingold-West (Terra Firma Architecture).