We are pleased to announce our speakers for Thursday 11th June 2015. There will be three main seminar areas, with Seminar Area 3 being the home for our Innovation Zone Speakers.
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Seminar Area 1 - Panel discussions, policy & Energy Management
10.00-10.30 Keynote: How do we engage consumers more?
Hear the latest findings from EST’s UK Pulse research which looks at consumer attitudes towards renewables & energy efficiency
Phillip Sellwood, CEO, Energy Saving Trust
10.40-11.10 Case Study: Your Energy Sussex, making energy work for residents and businesses
Learn how YES is developing a pipeline of energy projects in liaison with businesses & community organisations across Sussex.
Colin James, Director of Place, West Sussex County Council
11.20-11.50 Low Carbon economic growth in the Greater Brighton Region
Hear about the ambitions of the Greater Brighton Region for low carbon economic growth
Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader, Brighton & Hove City Council
12.00-12.30 More for Less: Keeping the cost of ESOS compliance down and the benefits up.
Find out how companies across the UK are keeping the cost of ESOS compliance low, yet are managing to get real benefits from a better understanding of their energy use and the opportunities to improve.
Louise Quarrell, Director Carbon Smart & Approved ESOS Lead Assessor and Ben Murray, Managing Director Carbon Smart
12.40-13.10 Panel Discussion: Electric vehicle car clubs & renewable energy solutions
What are the opportunities for linking EVs, community car clubs & on-site renewables?
Robert Llewellyn, Actor & Electric Vehicle advocate, & guests
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Case Study: How to make the business case for investing in energy efficiency
Discover how to sell the case for energy efficiency to your Directors, how to measure return on investment and what interventions have the best paybacks
Julie Allen, Energy Manager, Nandos Restaurants
14.10-14.40 What are the common ESOS topics people are asking the Environment Agency?
Find out whether your organisation needs to comply with the ESOS mandatory energy assessment scheme, & the audits it requires on energy use in buildings, industrial processes & transport
Jo Scully, Project Manager, Environment Agency
14.50-15.20 The Low Energy Company opportunity
Learn how by becoming a LEC organisations can reduce their energy consumption, by strategically embedding energy efficiency training within organisational practices
LEC concept by Rupert Redesdale, CEO, EMA
Tim Beasley, Director, Synergy Energy Services Ltd
15.30-16.00 Case Study: Being an Energy Manager in public & private sector
Understand how the role of an energy manager differs in the private & public sector and what are the challenges, & solutions, in each environment
Roger Low, Chartered Energy Manager, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Ministry of Defence)
16.10-16.40 Case Study: How to encourage employee behaviour change
Hear how one organisation has approached getting their employees’ buy-in to adopt energy efficiency & new technology
Richard Felgate, Director of Enstrat & former Head of Energy Management at Mitchells & Butlers
Seminar 2 – Design & New Build
10:00-10:30 Case Study: Passivhaus design at Hadlow College
Hear about the award winning Passivhaus design of the visitor centre at Hadlow College, it's energy performance and occupant feedback
James Anwyl, Director, EUROBUILD
10.40-11.10 Case study: Fabric First, closing the gap between design intent and reality using thermal imaging
Find out how thermal imaging was used by ScanTherm to help architects Cedar Rydal close the performance gap between design intent and as-built housing on their Windmill Close project
Mark Colyer, MD, Scantherm Surveys
Mark Watts, MD, Cedar Rydal architects
11.20-11.50 Case Study: Domestic Eco-Renovation - Successes & challenges from local examples
Find out the keys to success for your energy efficiency retrofit project based on recent case studies
Alex Hunt, Partner, Bright Green Homes
12.00-12.30 Case Study: Boxing clever
Hear how shipping containers can add diversity to our built environment through interim use
Ross Gilbert, Director, QED Property
12:40-13.10 Case Study: Combining low cost measures with household behaviours to reduce energy use in affordable housing
Hear how Worthing Homes’ multi award winning RELISH energy efficiency initiative has saved their residents money and made their homes more comfortable
Robin Roberts, Director, Worthing Homes
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Custom Build your home
Understand the growth of Custom Build, the legislative background and what this will mean for improving standards in housing standards from an ECO and thermal perspective
Tim Doherty, Director, Dobanti Chartered Surveyor
14.10-14.40 How can we drive uptake of energy efficiency?
Hear what we have learned from government initiatives, how data & insight can result in cost-effective targeting and how working with communities, businesses, social landlords and local authorities can be a route to new audiences.
Damian Coulton, Commercial Director, Energy Saving Trust
14:50-15:20 “Bridging the performance gap” – understanding predicted and actual building operational energy
Operators of commercial and public buildings need clear and realistic guidance on targeting energy running costs for their properties and on the potential savings available
Andy Lewry, Principal Consultant, BRE
15.30-16.00 Case Study: How to achieve an affordable Code 5 home
Learn how building a home that meets stringent environmental performance criteria can be made affordable
Nicola Thomas, Director, Arch Angels Architects
16.10-16.40 Case Study: ESOS – the benefits of going beyond compliance
Understand that rather than being a burden, an ESOS audit can open up a range of energy and cost saving opportunities
Sandra Norval, Head of Environment, Thameslink
Seminar Area 3 – Innovation, water efficiency & finance solutions
10.00-10.15 Innovation solution – ReCharge Cargo
ReCharge is a pint-sized courier firm with some big ideas for more efficient logistics in our congested city-centres.
Sam Keam, Founder, ReCharge Cargo
10.20-10.35 Innovation solution - Q-bot
Q-Bot develops intelligent tools for the built environment that turn difficult, disruptive and dirty jobs into clean, efficient and safe processes.
Tom Lipinski, Managing Director, Q-Bot
10.40-10.55 Innovation solution - KnowNow Information
KnowNow Information helps organisations create additional value in real time from their assets and everyday activities through internet connectivity.
Chris Cooper, Director, KnowNow
11.00-11.15 Innovation solution – Hales Water Turbines
Hales Water Turbines Ltd is a newly formed R&D company specialising in Renewable Marine Energy, which has several patents on various forms of tidal stream turbine and is very active in pushing the potential of an extremely rugged tidal stream turbine design.
Rodney Bromfield, Director, Hales Water Turbines & Senior lecturer at Kingston University
11.20-11.35 Innovation solution - The Solar Cloth Company
The Solar Cloth Company is the UK's leading innovator in the highly lucrative solar power market, including solar power coverings for non-load bearing roofs and car parking.
Christopher Jackson, Innovation Director, The Solar Cloth Company
11.40-11.55 Innovation solution - CorkSol
More and more painters and plasterers are discovering the advantages of spray cork for inside or outside use and take this solution into their product range. In addition, spray cork is also a suitable product for companies who use industrial coatings and are looking to make buildings more energy efficient.
Jonathan Ward, Founder, CorkSol
12.00- 12.15 Innovation solution - Upside Energy
The electricity grid is under stress. At peak times, it runs dangerously short of capacity. In order to meet demand, it turns on all its oldest, dirtiest, most expensive power stations. It’d be a lot cheaper and greener to pay people to not use electricity at peak times. That’s what Upside does.
Graham Oakes, Director, Upside Energy
12.20-12.35 Innovation solution - Aquapax
As winner of the International QATRAH ‘Best Bottled Water’ award, Aquapax is all about facilitating a positive change in an industry with a questionable environmental record. Aquapax allows you to drink water on the go, without the fears associated with plastic toxins or breaking glass
Neil Tomlinson, Founder, Aquapax
12.40-13.10 ‘Why ESCo Services Are A No Brainer’
What are the financing options for ESCo services and how do you go about securing them?
Diana Davidson, Managing Director, Vertemis
13.10-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 The electric company car?
Learn about the business case for EVs in business and commercial EV infrastructure
Mike Potter, Managing Director, Fleetdrive Electric
14.10-14.40 Credit where Credit is due
Think you don’t qualify for R&D tax relief? Think again, you’d be surprised what activities and costs qualify for this Government backed scheme. We have been helping SME’s with their claim for many years £46,000 on average– come and listen to find out more
Jane Ollis, Managing Director, RIFT R&D
14.50-15.20 Case Study: The RBS Innovation Gateway
Find out what RBS is offering SMEs, innovators and inventors with pioneering ideas on resource efficiency the opportunity to test their ideas on RBS property.
Neil Woollam, Energy and Innovation Manager, RBS
15.30-16.00 Understand what support Innovate UK provides to low carbon projects and businesses
Understand what funding schemes & competitions Innovate UK is running to help support & finance low carbon projects & businesses
Nick Cliffe, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK
16.10-16.40 Case Study: Water saving solutions in a school
Hear about the range of water saving interventions that were installed in a Sussex school and the benefits that arose
Ben Earl, Water Efficiency Manager, Southern Water