EI LIVE | Energy Efficiency

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  • 22-09-2021
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    23-09-2021
  • Non-Member - £150.00
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Discover the latest approaches and strategies in energy efficiency that can help the UK reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Registration closes at 17:00 BST on 21 September 2021

Held in partnership with EI Knowledge Partner:


22 - 23 September 2021: virtual conference

Opportunities for accelerating energy efficiency towards net zero

According to the IEA, energy efficiency is the ‘first fuel’ that can support net zero at a lower cost and deliver a wide array of benefits to our society.

Energy intensity has the potential to halve by 2040, but meeting this target will require a transformation of our existing energy system.

This conference will present approaches and scenarios to help energy professionals rethink their energy efficiency strategies, by sharing insights on innovative techniques, technologies, and policies for accelerating progress.

Who should join:

Energy professionals from the following sectors:

  • End users, including those in manufacturing, hard to abate sectors, retail, tourism, utilities, and real estate (commercial and dwellings)
  • Public sector, including healthcare and education
  • Energy generating companies
  • Service providers
  • Consultancies
  • Technology solutions providers
  • Regulators
  • Government

Programme:

22 September 2021

09:00 Welcome to the conference
Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental

09:10 Energy efficiency - the foundation to reach net zero
Moderator: Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental
Christine St John Cox, Head of Modern Energy Partners, Energy Systems Catapult

Magnitude of the challenge and the potential of reaching net zero

  • All of the economy involved

Whole-system view of the transition, and the priority and potential of energy efficiency:

  • What are the opportunities for energy efficiency across the whole economy?
  • How can we regain momentum and accelerate energy efficiency?
  • Could the COVID-19 recovery spur progress in energy efficiency – what lessons have we learnt from the crisis
  • How can collaboration scale up energy efficiency?

COP26 coming up:

  • What are the big challenges for energy efficiency in the UK and elsewhere?
  • What actions are still required to make net zero a reality?

09:35 Harnessing social and human behaviour change to promote energy efficiency
Moderator: Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental
Michael Wayne Bexton, Director of Carbon Reduction, Energy and Sustainability, Nottingham City Council
Sarah Jolliffe AMEI, Carbon Reduction Lead, BAM Nuttall
Eur Ing John Mulholland CEng FEI, Director, Mulholland Energy

  • Trends in energy efficiency and energy consumption
  • Insights into energy efficiency campaigns and solutions for businesses
  • Facilitating local and community engagement in energy efficiency projects
  • Understanding consumer attitudes towards the sustainability agenda and its implications for energy efficiency strategies
  • The role of behaviour change strategies to reach net zero emissions by 2050
  • The role of behavioural change in shaping future public policy decisions
  • How to monitor the effectiveness of behaviour change strategies as part of your energy efficiency strategy
  • Balancing the inequalities of carbon emissions between rich and poor countries and regions

10:25 How is digitalisation modernising energy efficiency?
Moderator: Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental
Dr Sheikh Ali MEI, Senior Solutions Consultant, Siemens
Stephen Barker, Head of Outcome-Based Solutions, Siemens

  • Introduction
    - Exploiting an ‘outcome based’ mindset to maximise decarbonisation
    - Review of the industrial energy efficiency landscape and impacts
    - Exploring optimised strategies to multiply and accelerate real results
  • Digitalisation Modernising Energy Efficiency
    Intrinsic efficiency – smart equipment and software enabling ‘efficiency by design’
    - Controls – AI, machine learning, cloud and edge technologies leading to smart and secure manufacturing processes
    - Behaviours – on-time provision of data and analysis driving meaningful actions, gamified engagement strategies taking efficiency to the next level
  • Enablement
    - New data-driven business models simplify the uptake of energy efficiency measures

10:50 Q&A Panel & Polling
Moderator: Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental
Dr Sheikh Ali MEI, Senior Solutions Consultant, Siemens
Stephen Barker, Head of Outcome Based Solutions, Siemens
Michael Wayne Bexton, Director of Carbon Reduction, Energy and Sustainability, Nottingham City Council
Sarah Jolliffe AMEI, Carbon Reduction Lead, BAM Nuttall
Christine St John Cox, Head of Modern Energy Partners, Energy Systems Catapult
Eur Ing John Mulholland CEng FEI, Director, Mulholland Energy

11:20 Summary and closing remarks
Glyn Mountford CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Director and Principal Engineer, GEP Environmental

11:30 Networking break

12:30 Welcome back from the chair
Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA

12:35 Overview and assessment of energy efficiency policies and initiatives
Moderator: Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA
Ian Shaw, Energy Solutions Architect, CBRE

  • A review and evaluation of our current UK energy efficiency policies
  • What is the best choice of regulatory instruments and tools to promote energy efficiency as a way to reach net zero?
  • Insights into net zero audits: the state of the market and its potential to drive further action
  • Environment, energy and carbon reporting and compliance: understanding the risks and opportunities for businesses now and in the future
  • How effective is ESOS and SECR at highlighting organisations emissions and identifying solutions
  • Techniques for calculating and managing scope 3 emissions
  • Minimum energy standard – where are we now?
  • A review of heat decarbonisation policies

12:50 Investing in energy efficiency and its benefits
Moderator: Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA
Murray Birt, Senior ESG Strategist, DWS Group
Nick Stansbury, Head of Climate Solutions, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

  • Addressing the financial barriers to improving energy efficiency
  • Difference between an upfront cost and expected return?
  • How to calculate it?
  • How to increase awareness about potential investment returns etc?
  • Utilising financial tools to identify potential energy efficiency measures
  • Analysing the different financing and incentive schemes and considering the possible obstacles and investment returns on new and existing infrastructure
  • Unlocking heating and cooling infrastructure investments
  • Addressing the financial barriers to improving energy efficiency and a perspective on how a major investor approaches building retrofits across asset classes

13:40 Q&A and polling
Moderator: Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA
Murray Birt, Senior ESG Strategist, DWS Group
Nick Stansbury, Head of Climate Solutions, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Ian Shaw, Energy Solutions Architect, CBRE

14:10 Summary and closing remarks
Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA


23 September 2021

09:00 Welcome to the conference
Dr Michael Hancock CEng FEI, Director, Dee Associates

09:10 Shaping our industry’s workforce in a net zero future
Moderator: Dr Michael Hancock CEng FEI, Director, Dee Associates
Matteo Deidda MEI Chartered Energy Manager, Sustainability Manager - Energy and Carbon, Lloyds Banking Group
Craig McGregor, Energy Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Addressing the market and working dynamics
  • What are the specific jobs, skills and work patterns that will be the future of our industry?
  • What does the fight against climate change mean for the current workforce and how can we create roles that serve an environmental purpose?
  • How can we attract the next generation of talent?
  • Upskilling for a greener economy: identifying and closing the skills gap in education, training and retaining our existing workforce to thrive in the new energy landscape
  • Inspiring the next generation of energy leaders
  • How to accelerate progress on diversity and inclusion in energy

09:55 Q&A and polling
Moderator: Dr Michael Hancock CEng FEI, Director, Dee Associates
Matteo Deidda MEI Chartered Energy Manager, Sustainability Manager - Energy and Carbon, Lloyds Banking Group
Craig McGregor, Energy Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

10:25 Summary and closing remarks
Dr Michael Hancock CEng FEI, Director, Dee Associates

10:35 Networking Break

12:30 Ask the Experts Parallel Sessions

Pathways to decarbonising hard to abate sectors and the role of energy efficiency
Moderator: Vilnis Vesma CEng MEI, Director, Vesma.com
Dr Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Industry Wales
Leigh Hudson, Sustainable Fuels and Carbon Manager, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Environmental Manager, Carbon Management, British Airways
Sunil Krishnakumar, Senior Technical Manager, International Chambers of Shipping
Mark Major, Senior Advisor, SLOCAT, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Delivering the ‘Mission Possible’

  • Why is it so important and why does the sector need to change?
    - Energy efficiency’s potential in hard-to-decarbonise sectors
    - The role of private and public collaboration in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors
    - What safeguards must be put in place to ensure a ‘just transition’?
  • Drivers of change in these sectors
    - What regulatory incentives will make it possible?
    - What technologies can ensure a more resilient economy across manufacturing materials and the mobility sector?
  • How can hydrogen, waste-to-energy and renewables be applied and scaled up to drive industrial sector decarbonisation?
  • Decarbonising shipping and aviation: a focus on technical efficiency, activities and incentives
  • Road freight: understanding the barriers to decarbonisation and potential solutions to energy efficient fuels
  • Overcoming the challenges to decarbonise the steel and cement industry: which methods and technologies will help to rapidly reduce emissions
    - Clarifying the roles for different players within the hard to abate sector’s ecosystem
  • How fast can it change?
    - How easy will it be to replace or upgrade assets and infrastructure
    - What can be done to ensure a truly green recovery for these sectors – has COVID-19 thrown a spanner in the work or opened up opportunities?

Energy efficiency in the industrial sector
Moderator: Dr Mark Burrows CEnv CEng FEI Chartered Energy Manager, Client Development Director - Plan Zero, Mitie
Anthony Hatfield, Senior Energy Manager, Rolls-Royce
Andy Griffiths CEnv CEng, Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestlé UK

  • Transforming industry through CCUS
  • Top trends and solutions for industrial energy efficiency
  • Best practices for improving industrial energy efficiency
  • Barriers to industrial energy efficiency
  • Capacity building programme for energy efficiency in industry: what is it and why it matters?
  • Improving industrial energy performance – a benchmarking tool for measuring plant energy performance
  • Industrial energy auditing and assessment: its strategy and recommendations
  • Identifying its potential, design, inputs, outcomes and improvements
  • Circular economy for the manufacturing sector: addressing its benefits, opportunities and barriers

Delivering sustainable and energy efficient buildings
Moderator: Sue Spilsbury MEI Chartered Energy Manager, Director, Carbon Decoded
Deborah Tagg-Wilkinson Chartered Energy Manager CEnv MEI, Head of Sustainability, Workplace, BBC
Tushant Suri, Head of Sustainable Design & Energy, Multiplex Europe
Kiro Tamer, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Keltbray
Cheryl Hiles FEI, Director, Energy Capital (WMCA)
Paul Surin, Global Engineering, Construction and Operations Segment Lead, IBM

Providing a roadmap for energy efficiency and carbon reduction of buildings to 2030 and 2050

  • How to improve energy efficiency in buildings – residential and commercial
  • Advances in efficient building design
  • Prioritising infrastructure and building energy efficient cities and regions
  • The future of new and existing dwellings – Outlining the new energy efficiency standards
  • How to get building energy performance right for net zero future
  • The cost of the net zero to social and public housing and plans for decarbonisation
  • The new energy efficiency labels and ratings: what do these mean for consumers?

Deep retrofitting

  • Is it the key to decarbonisation and worth all the expense?
  • Implementation and the whole building approach

Tech solutions

  • Tips for a perfect lighting design
  • Digital/smart technologies
    - System efficiency gains from DSR and smart appliances
    - Smart thermostats/heating
    - Energy efficiency in smart cities
  • How heat pumps can unlock the path to decarbonising buildings

The public sector’s role in progressing to net zero
Moderator: Fiona Hughes, Senior Consultant, Element Energy
Nasrin Khanom, Environment and Sustainability Manager, University of West London

  • Where does most of the potential exist to further accelerate energy efficiency gains
  • Offering technical guidance in understanding our energy usage: identifying cost effective energy efficiency projects and making a business case
  • Gaining leadership buy-in
  • Balancing the inequalities of carbon emissions between rich and poor countries and regions
  • The role of urban development in decarbonising cities and how to harmonise building, mobility and infrastructure
  • Private and public partnership in spurring a green recovery
  • How to improve tourism energy efficiency to achieve sustainable tourism

14:45 Networking Break

14:55 Insights and outcomes from the discussion groups and Q&A

15:25 Summary and closing remarks

15:35 End of day 2

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Early-bird rate - until 2 July 2021              Standard rate - from 3 July 2021
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