EI LIVE | Energy Efficiency

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  • 22-09-2021
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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

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


22 September 2021

09:00 Welcome to the conference

09:10 Energy efficiency - the foundation to reach net zero
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
  • Assessing the implication of the climate crisis and making the right choices
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? – How coalitions can support businesses and industry
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
Michael Wayne Bexton
, Interim Corporate Director for Growth and City Development, Nottingham City Council
Kirstin McEvoy
, Sustainability and Corporate Social Values Manager, The Jockey Club
Sarah Jolliffe, Carbon Reduction Lead, BAM Nuttall

  • 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?
Dr Ali Sheikh, Energy Solutions Specialist, Siemens
Stephen Barker, Head of Outcome-Based Solutions, Siemens

  • Mapping existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency
  • Smart technology in the evolution of sustainable development - how is it shaping the way we live and work?
  • How data and statistics can improve efficiency
  • Using AI to forecast energy demand and improve response capabilities
  • Unleashing innovations in R&D to accelerate energy efficiency

10:50 Q&A Panel & Polling

11:20 Summary and closing remarks

11:30 Networking break

12:30 Welcome back from the chair

12:35 Overview and assessment of energy efficiency policies and initiatives
Moderator: Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI
, Hon President, ESTA

  • 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

13:10 Investing in energy efficiency and its benefits
Moderator: Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA
Richard Spencer, Head of Site Services UK & Ireland, Npower
Murray Birt, Senior ESG Strategist, DWS
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

14:00 Q&A and polling

14:30 Summary and closing remarks
Professor Martin Fry CEng FEI, Hon President, ESTA

23 September 2021

09:00 Welcome to the conference

09:10 Shaping our industry’s workforce in a net zero future
Matteo Deidda MEI Chartered Energy Manager
, Sustainability Manager (Energy and Carbon), Property Design, Lloyds Banking Group
Craig McGregor
, Trainee Energy Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

  • 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 The pathways to net zero heating and cooling

Innovative solutions for heating and cooling and their application in domestic, commercial and industrial settings
  • Is hydrogen the solution to net zero homes?
  • Refrigeration in the net zero world: practical steps to improving efficiency
  • Unlocking the potential of district heating
  • Deploying digital technologies and platforms to achieve a smart and optimised heating and cooling system and measuring their efficiency on management and control
  • What technologies are needed across the energy efficiency value chain to reach decarbonisation
  • What are the most cost-efficient options?
  • What is the potential value of investing in efficiency?
Developing a heat roadmap
  • Development tools
  • Methodologies
  • Data
  • Scenarios
  • Analysis
  • Quantification of the potential of energy efficiency in the future
11:10 Summary and closing remarks

11:30 Networking Break

12:30 Ask the Experts Parallel Sessions

Pathways to decarbonising hard to abate sectors and the role of energy efficiency
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

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, Account Director, Npower Business Solutions
Anthony Hatfield, Senior Energy Manager, Site Professional Services (SPS) – Property, Group Business Services, Rolls-Royce
  • 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
Deborah Tagg-Wilkinson, Head of Sustainability Manager, BBC
Pavan Patel
, Senior Sustainability Manager, Multiplex Construction Europe

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
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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