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Cost-Saving Energy Efficiencies Conference Programme

Achieve Impressive Cost Savings Through Energy Efficiencies: Innovative Technologies • Legislative Compliance • Behavioural Change • Optimised Combinations • Renewables • Alternative Funding Strategies • Low-Cost, Quick Wins

A One-Day, Industry-Led Conference & Networking Event, 26th June 2014, Hotel Russell, Central London. Download The Conference Brochure Here.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting
Register, grab a coffee and meet and greet your fellow attendees, sharing your major challenges and setting your goals and objectives for the day.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.10 Chairman’s Opening Remarks


09.20 Making Your Building Stock More Energy Efficient To Significantly Reduce Your Energy Bills & Carbon With New, Innovative Technologies & Tried & Tested Favourites
Hear front-line case studies which illustrate the end-to-end process of selecting, implementing and measuring returns from key energy-saving technologies:

  • Outlining the specific aims of the project and examining the decision-making process which leads to technology choice
  • Understanding the key implementation challenges and looking at innovative ‘homemade’ solutions for when implementation scenarios aren’t textbook
  • Analysing key learnings from the project and using this knowledge to improve future retrofits
  • Measuring energy improvements and calculating the operational cost savings achieved
  • Calculating the ROI and determining whether actual payback is on track to match projected ROI timescales

09.20 Lighting Snapshot Case Study
Nick Berry
Internal Environmental Team Manager
Environment Agency

09.35 Combined Heat & Power Snapshot Case Study
Michelle Keene
Energy Manager - Safer Communities
Chelmsford City Council

09.50 Ventilation Snapshot Case Study
Richard Felgate
Head of Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Mitchells & Butlers

Followed by Joint Q&A & Panel Discussion With The Case Study Speakers


10.05 Exploring Public & Private Sources Of Funding To Support Capital Investment In Energy-Saving Technologies

  • Weighing up the pros and cons of securing external funding to improve the viability of investment and comparing the different opportunities
  • Identifying what assistance or incentives exist for large businesses
  • Investigating tax relief schemes which support organisations investing in green technologies
  • The benefits and drawbacks of ESCo models and exploring how to manage energy performance contracts

Clare Wilson
Environment Manager


  • Meeting the challenge of engaging third parties to pursue energy-efficient investments
  • Examining what funds exist to help stimulate energy efficiency investment by asset occupiers
  • Evaluating the success of cross-party collaboration to improve the business case for energy-saving technologies

Ben Brown
Sustainable Business Manager
London Borough of Haringey


10.45 Building A Solid Business Case To Win Funding For Energy Efficiency Investment

  • Presenting a business case that focuses on cost savings, risk mitigation and corporate social responsibility to win internal funding
  • Calculating accurate ROI estimates and attractive payback periods for energy-efficient technologies
  • Determining how best to present the numbers? Deciding which metrics and measures to use and benchmark
  • Comparing the pros and cons of different methodologies for lifecycle costing of energy solutions and selecting the method that best supports your business case

Richard Felgate
Head of Energy Environment & Sustainability
Mitchells & Butlers


11.05 Making Energy Work For You

  • Understanding your carbon footprint
  • An integrated approach to managing your building
  • How to identify and prioritise energy-saving opportunities
  • Making the most of technology to change behaviours
  • Targeting energy efficiency in buildings with BEMS

Yasir Sheikh
Head of Energy Development
Trend Control Systems

11.25 Informal Networking & Refreshment Break


11.50 Low-Cost, Quick-Fix Energy-Saving Solutions To Reduce Operational Energy Consumption

  • Taking a back-to-back approach to energy savings and implementing low-cost, quick-gains energy management strategies
  • Assessing the savings that can be achieved through no-cost/good housekeeping measures
  • Optimising building controls and improving the management of buildings to supplement energy management initiatives
  • Examining different lighting and boiler options and weighing up the costs that energy saving changes can deliver

Jeff Nash
Head of Sustainable Estates
BT Group plc

James Harbidge
Environmental Manager
East Coast


12.20 Winning Engagement & Behavioural Strategies: Driving & Maintaining A Cultural Shift Across Your Organisation

  • Designing an energy management policy which tackles poor energy behaviour and disseminating that information effectively
  • Converting your energy policy into organisational strategy and action – best-practice engagement techniques
  • Promoting energy-efficient behaviour and educating building occupants on an ongoing basis
  • Understanding how leading organisations have successfully managed to make energy management a key focus for middle and senior management
  • Assessing the benefits of identifying and nurturing advocates to drive behavioural change from within
  • Monitoring progress to achieve continuous improvement

12.20 Tesco Stores Case Study
James Pitcher
Head of Energy & Environment
Tesco Stores

12.35 Co-operative Case Study
Rob Scoulding
Regional Energy & Environment Manager
The Co-operative

12.50 Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Case Study
Paul Crewe
Head of Sustainability, Energy & Engineering
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets

13.05 Lunchtime & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers

13.35 Industry Roundtable Discussions; Peer Brainstorming Clinics (20 minutes)

A) Senior Management Buy-In Through Data Capture
Richard Ellis
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Alliance Boots Group

B) Carbon Reporting
Rowan Packer
Energy Manager – Asset & Property Management
Land Securities

C) Optimising Energy Management Software
Michelle Keene
Energy Manager - Safer Communities
Chelmsford City Council

D) Renewables
Caroline Holman
UK Operational Carbon Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

E) DECC’s Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot
The Government is making at least £20 million available for the pilot from summer 2014. Find out more about which companies and organisations can apply for the pilot and how to do so
Charlotte Middleton
Deputy Director for Electricity Demand Reduction

F) Optimal Combinations Of Solutions

14.05 Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks
Caroline Holman
UK Operational Carbon Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility
Jaguar Land Rover Limited


14.15 Demonstrably Saving Money Through Efficient Monitoring, Metering & Reporting

  • Conducting energy audits to identify exactly where wastage is occurring and to target energy strategies
  • Examining how ISO 50001 can help in mapping energy consumption
  • Overcoming the logistical challenges associated with the manual monitoring of energy meters
  • Comparing the pros and cons of different approaches to monitoring and reporting energy consumption
  • Determining how to report findings for different audiences
  • Making use of your data – key points for interpreting and analysing the data

Gareth Williams
Energy Solutions Manager, Safety & Assurance Team
Northern Rail

Karin Ireton
Head Group Sustainability Management
Standard Bank Group


14.45 Optimising Building Controls & Building Management Systems To Deliver The Greatest Efficiencies & Savings

  • Examining how to get the best results out of your building management system in practice
  • Measuring the cost and energy efficiencies that can be achieved by optimising heating and lighting controls for optimal comfort and cost
  • Understanding the key considerations for optimising controls for different environments
  • Calculating the cost savings that can be achieved by using different settings for controls

Jeff Nash
Head of Sustainable Estates
BT Group plc

Allan Wickham
Head of Health, Safety & Environment – Corporate Services
Royal Bank of Scotland

15.15 Retrofitting Case Studies – How Upgrading A Building’s Fans Will Save You Money

  • Learn about the Eco Design Directives that affect all building owners and occupiers, and how EC fan technology can help you meet these new challenges
  • Identify where the majority of a building’s energy is consumed, and the importance of using high-efficiency EC fans when looking for energy savings
  • How EC technology can offer not just energy efficiency, but also benefits to occupier comfort and reduced noise
  • Case studies will look at how other companies have already upgraded to EC technology, with the resulting energy savings and end-user experiences reviewed

Helen McHugh
Head of Sustainable Technology
ebm-papst UK Ltd

15.35 Informal Networking & Refreshment Break


16.00 Maximising Returns From Retrofitting & Refurbishment Strategies: Improving The Fabric Of Existing Building Stock

  • Identifying significant areas of wastage and planning retrofit and refurbishment strategies to reduce London’s carbon footprint
  • Examining the role of local authorities in supporting the reduction of energy usage across dwellings, businesses and communities
  • Examining funding and financing opportunities for energy-efficiencies retrofit
  • Overcoming the logistical and operational challenges of retrofitting and refurbishing buildings in constant use
  • Calculating the carbon reductions, energy improvements and ROI these schemes hope to achieve

16.00 PERSPECTIVE ONE – Achieving Sustainable Outcomes Through Retail Refurbishment
Lynn Forrester
Sustainability Manager (Corporate Affairs)
Nationwide Building Society

Jeff Laidler
Head of Sustainability
London Borough of Enfield

Andrew Baker
Head of Climate Change
London Borough of Harrow

Kore Mason
Programme Manager
Greater London Authority


17.00 Renewables Experiences & The Lessons Learnt: The Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Weighing up the different renewable options and understanding the drivers for selecting solar PV
  • Evaluating key learnings from the large-scale implementation of solar panels across the trust
  • Successfully securing grants to invest in energy efficiencies programmes
  • Examining the energy savings and ROI periods achieved
  • Determining the viability of different renewable technologies based on core objectives, costs and practical challenges

Ian Buckle
Environment & Sustainability Manager
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


17.15 Latest Energy Policy Updates From DECC

  • Outlining the key components of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive and the impacts on UK business from June 2014
  • Examining the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and the new energy audit requirements that will come into effect in 2015
  • Identifying which organisations must comply with the ESOS and key implications for participating organisations

Michael Jampel
Deputy Director, Head of Energy Efficiency Finance & Delivery

17.30 Official Close Of Conference

Consolidate your learning from the main conference day at this separately-bookable, post-conference, half-day morning workshop: 27th June 2014

AM) Develop Compelling Lighting & Heating Business Cases Which Demonstrate ROI

08.45 Workshop Registration


09.15 Building Business Cases Which Get Buy-In

  • Identify what you need, your incentives and drivers to form the basis of a solid business case with quick paybacks
  • Excite the board and senior management: guidance on what gets signed off and why some energy efficiency schemes just fail
  • Have you targeted all the low hanging fruit?
  • Investigate when is the right time to put forward business cases with longer paybacks
  • Keep the board and management engaged by maintaining buy-in over time

Vijay Chouhan
Energy & Sustainability Manager
Telefónica UK Ltd


10.00 Designing Lighting Solutions Which Look Great & Cost Even Less

  • Can you have low-energy lighting that looks great? Best-practice advice on designing lighting solutions which have great quality and make use of natural light
  • T8s, T5s, sodium, LED or high-level lighting? The pros and cons of which lighting solution best fits your needs
  • How will renewable energy generation impact lighting operations in practice?
  • Will LEDs remain as the top lighting solution in terms of quality and energy efficiency amongst future innovations?
  • Soft landings: training your staff to correctly utilise your lighting solutions in order to save money and ultimately procure less energy

10.45 Refreshment Break


11.00 Heating Your Sites Cost-Effectively With Technological Innovations

  • Stop throwing money out the back door and sort the myths from the facts!
  • Ambi-rads, warm air, hot water, heat pumps or air-conditioning…get to the truth and decide what kit you need
  • Is CHP the way forward for incorporating energy efficient heating solutions?
  • How will renewable energy generation impact heating operations in practice?
  • The next buzzword – what heating solutions will provide the biggest energy savings in the future?
  • Save money by accomplishing quick wins with staff behaviour and change


11.45 The Data: Ensuring Your Business Case Stands Up To Long-Term Scrutiny

  • What is the current cutting-edge technology that pinpoints energy usage and wastage?
  • “One system might not fit all”. Investigate where and how to monitor your lighting and heating solutions in different locations and areas of the business
  • When is an energy efficiency scheme successful? How to determine ROI and prove savings have been made
  • What sources are best to benchmark against? Measuring where you are in providing energy efficiencies savings

12.30 Workshop Closes

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