• Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Saving Trust
  • UK Trade & Investment
  • IEMA
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • The UK Green Building Council
  • ADF
  • Building Construction Design
  • Selfbuilder & Homemaker
  • House Builder & Developer
  • Juice FM
  • Nacsba

Friday Exhibition Talks in 2015

We are pleased to announce our speakers for Friday 12th June 2015. There will be three main seminar areas, with Seminar Area 3 being the home for our Innovation Zone Speakers.

We will be updating this page as new speakers are confirmed so keep an eye out for the latest news, or subscribe to our newsletter to make sure that you don't miss out any key information.

Seminar Area 1 - Panel discussions, policy & Energy Generation


10.00-10.30 Keynote: Where now post election?

Hear what are the likely impacts & opportunities for the environmental industries as a result of the General Election?

Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission


10.40-11.10 Energy management systems – the key to improving energy efficiency 

Learn the benefits of a structured approach to implementing an energy management system

Andy Lewry, Energy Consultant, BRE


11.20-11.50 Renewable Heat – what are the solutions?

Find out how the RHI Schemes work and what are the most energy efficient solutions available

Patrick Allcorn, Head of Scheme, Domestic RHI, DECC


12.00-12.30 Case Study: Care without Carbon

Hear how one NHS Trust has developed a 7 step approach to improving patient wellbeing whilst reducing carbon emissions

Susie Vernon, Head of Environment, Sussex Community NHS Trust


12.40-13.10 Case studies: How to unlock the potential of rooftop solar?

With DECC policy being more favourable to rooftop solar than ground mounted, how do we unlock the potential of the 1.8M commercial properties in the UK?  

Chaired by Panel Gaynor Hartnell, former Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association    

Adam Hewson, Co-founder and Director, ReEnergise Finance

Will Cottrell, Chair, Brighton Energy Co-op

Christopher Jackson, Director, the Solar Cloth Company


13.10-13.30 Lunch break


13.30-14.00 Case study: Benefits of Energy Performance Contracting

Find out why increasing numbers of organisations are using Energy Performance Contracting as a way of making energy efficiency improvements & paying for them through the savings that result

Alexandra Hammond, Associate Director, Sustainability, Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


14.10-14.40 Case study: District Heating – lessons from Denmark

Danish communities installed significant district heating in the 1970s as a response to the Oil Crisis, hear what the benefits are and what we can apply in the UK

Ian Manders, UK Policy Advisor, Danish Embassy


14.50-15.50 Panel discussion: Where now with energy efficiency?

Debate on what has worked in energy efficiency over the last 10 years, & how we can do things differently in the future

Panel Chaired by Caroline Lucas, MP, Brighton Pavilion

Matthew Farrow, Executive Director, Environmental Industries Commission

Mike Walker, Head of sustainable energy using product policy, DECC

Christoph Harwood, Director, Marksman Consulting

Alex Hunt, Director, The Green Building Partnership


Seminar Area 2 – Energy Efficiency & Retrofit


10:00-10:30 Energy Efficient Cooling Strategies – Trying to save the UK 1% on its electricity bill

Did you know over 1% of the UK’s electricity is spent on cooling? Evaporative cooling is an energy efficient alternative to air conditioning, which can reduce cooling costs by 90%. Find out about specific installations of evaporative cooling and where the low hanging fruit exists.

Alan Beresford, Managing Director, Eco Cooling


10.40-11.10 The Energy Express retrofit solution

Find out about the Energy Express solution which brings a 'Kwik Fit' approach to domestic retrofit

Philip Strong, Managing Director, Energy Express


11.20-11.50 Achieving part L and beyond in the face of regulatory uncertainty

Understand how to meet Building Regulations part L on the “Conservation of fuel and power” in a changing regulatory backdrop

Martin Russell Croucher, Consultant & ex Director Sustainability, RICS


12.00-12.30 Case Study: Prioritising and managing energy improvement projects to deliver maximum ROI

Understand the use of tailored software systems to create a holistic energy plan, and how to engage people in the process – from senior management to operational personnel

George Richards, Business & Innovations Manager, JRP Solutions


12:40-13.10 ISO 50001, the Energy Management System

What is a Management System, what is the certification process and how do businesses benefit?

Mark Gouldstone, UK Client Propositions Manager, Small Business Sector, BSI Group


13.10 – 13.30 Lunch break


13.30-14.00 A guide to ESOS – The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
Hear how this mandatory energy scheme can benefit your organisation and reduce your energy spend

Dr Kyle Crombie, Senior Consultant, Green Energy Consulting


14.10-15.10 Taiwan Green Products Presentation

We are pleased to have been chosen to feature some of the leading low carbon innovations coming from Taiwan including:

14.10-14.30 eTouch Technology - Versatile FPC (Fibre Particulate Composite) Products

14.30-14.50 Delta Electronics - Lightweight Qumi HD Pocket Projector

14.50-15.10 Paper Shoot Technologies – Creating a New Green Standard for Electronic Products Across the World

Members of the Taiwanese Green Products Delegation, Taiwan Trade Centre


15.20-15.50 Case Studies: The benefits of retrofitting domestic buildings

Speakers from the Eco Open Houses network will talk about their experience of installing energy efficiency measures in their homes

Members of Transition Town Worthing


Seminar Area 3 – Innovation, behavioural change & waste


10.00-10.15 Innovation solution – Planet Feed

The Planet Feed idea is simple: we’re going to take the food waste that we throw away every day in our communities and we’re going to transform locally it into fantastic, natural fertiliser products that will support better local growing. So could this actually be the most genuinely sustainable solution for our local food waste? We’ll explain why we think so…!

Charlie Clarke, Founder, Planet Feed


10.20-10.35 Innovation solution – EHTech

Discover the Obox and save up to 63% on your water heating bill through capturing the heat remaining in grey water

Hugo Durou, Director, EHTech


10.40-10.55 Innovation solution – Novagg

Hear how Novagg Limited have developed a new and highly sustainable or ‘green’ lightweight structural aggregate construction material - converting domestic, commercial and industrial wastes into a world-leading product suitable for use in iconic buildings.

Bert Bingham, Founder Director, Novagg Ltd


11.00-11.15 Taiwan Green Products Introduction

An introduction to some of the latest products to emerge from across Taiwan’s flourishing green industries.

Sam Palmer, Project Manager, Taiwan Trade Centre


11.20-11.50 Case Study: How to turn your idea into a high growth eco tech business

Hear strategies for growing your eco technology business based on 15 years’ experience of running SINC

Mike Herd, Executive Director, Sussex Innovation Centre


12.00- 12.15 Innovation speaker – Driving your business growth through innovation with China

The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme provides support worth £70,000 to help ambitious UK companies to grow and access international markets through R&D and commercialisation with Chinese partners.
Jing Lu, 
UK-China Project OfficerLancaster University  


12.20-12.35 Innovation speaker – "IP for Cleantech Companies" JA Kemp Patent Attorneys

One of the largest UK and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney firms, with offices in London, Oxford and Munich. The breadth and depth of their technical knowledge relevant to patents is outstanding, with over 50 science and technology graduates in the firm including at least 25 PhDs. During the event J A Kemp Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys are offering free, informal one-on-one clinics, where delegates can have their questions about intellectual property matters answered. There is no charge to attend and no obligation to take further advice. To book your 20 minute session, please email wsmith@jakemp.com

Steve Unwin, Partner, Patent Attorney, J A Kemp


12.40-13.10 Case Study: The benefits of demand-led innovation networks

Hear how IfS acts as an ‘innovation broker’ in helping bring low carbon solutions to market

Emma Joy, Director, Innovation Networks, Institute for Sustainability


13.10-13.30 Lunch break


13.30-14.00 Moving to a circular economy - the link between waste & design

Understand how with improved product design downstream waste can be significantly reduced

Professor Rob Holdway, Founder, Giraffe Innovation


14.10-14.40 Smarter driving & greening your fleet

Hear about the actions you & your staff can take to be fuel efficient as well as reducing carbon emissions

Andrew Benfield, Director of Transport, Energy Saving Trust


14.50-15.20 Opportunities for export support

Find out about the ways that UKTI can help your business with it’s export ambitions

Stephen Goulding, International Trade Advisor, UKTI South East


15.25-15.40 Innovation solution – Waterblade

The ‘Waterblade’ is a water saving device for taps, designed to be fitted to virtually any tap. It efficiently wets and rinses hands at a flow rate near around 5-10 times less than a tap with no flow restriction.

Nigel Bamford, Founder, Waterblade


15.45-16.00 Innovation solution – OpenTRV

OpenTRV uses low cost, low power technology from the Internet of Things to cut carbon and save the planet. Find out how, with a smart, connected thermostatic radiator valve (TRV), the company aims to reduce the UK's entire carbon emissions by 10%, for £150 per house.

Damon Hart-Davis, CEO, OpenTRV







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