Seminar List for Built Environment

11:10 - 11:40

EMA Energy Manager’s Guide to Building Controls

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The control of energy in non-domestic buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both established and innovative technologies. Although the installation of HVAC zone controls, optimising controllers (for Wet Heating Systems) and lighting controls is encouraged by the building codes, their requirements are basic. As a result, specifications are often limited to the minimum requirements, and superior technologies, such as pre-programmed packaged Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and Demand Control Ventilation (DCV), are ignored.

The EMA Energy Manager’s Guide to Building Controls is designed to give you some basic information and guidance on understanding the options and how to approach the procurement of building controls. The control of energy in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both mature and innovative technologies. The main reason for the application of minimum requirements is the perceived overly technical nature of the solutions and hence the resulting complexity issues when operating them.

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  • Dr-Andrew-LewryDr Andrew Lewry CEng Principal Consultant, Sustainable Energy Team (SET) - Building Research Establishment (BRE)
11:50 - 12:20

Making the Most from Metering

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Utility Metering is often under used in building, very rarely do system operate to the full capabilities that a metering system can provide. Metering shouldn't just be used for providing recharges, but also energy management, occupier engagement, but also used in cost effective life cycle plant replacement. This session is about sharing some the of best practices and benefits this brings to our clients and occupiers.

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  • Phil DraperPhilip Draper Senior Technical and Sustainability Manager - Broadgate Estates
12:30 - 13:00

Lighting, the Logical Start Point for any Energy Retrofit Project

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Lighting typically consumes 30% of the energy in a building and by retrofitting a building with the latest LED and controls technology can typically reduce this by 80% with a payback time of <3 years. New business models such as lighting as a Service, EMC and financing mean that a typical lighting retrofit project can now be done CAPEX neutral by financing it from the energy savings. This however is only the beginning: the latest lighting control systems do not only achieve significant energy reductions, they also enable you to monitor the usage of your real estate, enabling significant further energy saving opportunities such as: reducing heating costs, M2/employees, cleaning and food production and many others. In this session some of the key innovators from the lighting and energy space will discuss the latest trends in lighting, lighting controls and business models and the opportunities it creates for energy managers.

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  • Bastiaan De Groot Global Director Smart Lighting and New Business Development - Feilo Sylvania

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  • Craig Allan UK Business Development Manager - Organic Response
13:10 - 13:40

Energy Saving Programmes within Tata Steel Europe

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The presentation provides an overview of Tata Steel Europe’s energy saving activities which include the Energy Wave Programme, Gas saving projects, VSD’s and Waste Heat Recovery projects. The presentation shows that since 2010 over 30 Energy Waves have been completed identifying multi millions of pounds worth of savings for its UK and European Operations. In Port Talbot Steelworks, which is half way through its Wave programme, additional work programmes have identified and implemented significant energy savings projects. Moving forward it’s seen that University cooperation, through the FLEXIS project, for energy related R&D (including CCS/CCU), is critical to developing future strategic plans for the steelworks. The presentation provides an overview of all these work programmes and looks to the future with FLEXIS.

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13:50 - 14:20

Energy Circles: Leveraging a New Framework of Technology, People & Processes in the Energy Performance of Buildings

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The session will showcase through a live case, the importance of making the various circles of influence intersect optimally. These circles of influence are Facility Management Circle, Remote Monitoring Circle, Compliance & Reporting Circle, Management Circle, Finance Circle.

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  • Kanishka MisalKanishka Misal Head of Product - Energy Solutions - Tata Consultancy Services
15:45 - 16:00

Why Super Low Loss Amorphous Transformers are a Non-brainer for Britain’s Leading Universities

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Supply transformers are a common piece of electrical infrastructure on campuses across the UK. Despite some major advancements in super low loss technology, old and inefficient transformers continue to waste thousands of pounds in avoidable electricity costs each year. This session will showcase energy saving capabilities of modern supply transformers and provide you with the opportunity to get best practice advice and first-hand experience from a senior engineer in the estates and environment department of one of Britain’s leading Universities.

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16:05 - 16:20

Case Study Findings from a Novel BEMS Installation for Small and Temporary Commercial Buildings

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This session will report on the major findings from two unique BEMS case studies. Context of the studies that utilised TerOpta’s innovative BEMS, specifically adapted for small-scale modular implementation, will be outlined. Details of the power line carrier technology that was used to control connected devices and enable communication throughout the buildings will be shown. Further, the lighting and HVAC energy savings identified will be presented, as well as future energy saving potential.

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16:25 - 16:40

How 7-Eleven is Achieving a 50% ROI with Real-time Energy Management

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Following a trial in 4 stores that delivered a 50% return on investment, 7-Eleven is now installing a real-time energy management system across their entire Danish estate and has commenced further trials in Norway and Sweden.
This session will feature live data that will not only demonstrate how the savings are being achieved but also the additional benefits of this approach such as occupant engagement, pre-emptive maintenance, compliance with legislation and the meeting of CSR targets.
An insightful presentation for anyone responsible for managing energy across commercial multi-site estates.

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11:10 - 11:40

Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings for the Future

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NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering, IT and facilities services business, has worked in partnership with Land Securities to deliver an energy reduction scheme, which resulted in a nine per cent fall in energy use at a number of key London sites – including 80-100 Victoria and New Street Square. The scheme will now be rolled out across a number of other properties in the Land Securities portfolio.

Through a joint presentation NG Bailey and Land Securities will look at how collating and analysing building data can help businesses to reduce the environmental and commercial impact of energy usage through a focus on asset optimisation, asset upgrade and behavioural change.

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11:50 - 12:20

Energy Management at Unite Students: it is Up to uS…

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The session will cover:

  • Introduction to Unite Students
  • Overview of our Up to uS Responsible Business Strategy
  • Detail of our Energy & Environment strategy
  • Unite Students Building Water & Energy Efficiency Programme
  • Identifying energy saving opportunities & solutions
  • Implementation and compliance

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  • Lauren Rowe Sustainability Engagement Supervisor - Unite Students
  • View full profile for Gareth ChaplinGareth Chaplin Technical Solutions Manager - Unite Students
  • James Tiernan Group Energy & Environment Manager - Unite Students
12:30 - 13:00

Balancing Energy Management with the Needs of Facilities Management

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Energy management is about understanding how energy is consumed, and improving energy use is firmly embedded and rising within many corporate agendas. Facilities’ managers are aptly positioned to guard the energy performance of buildings and implement energy management measures. However, how relevant is energy management to their role?

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12:30 - 13:00

Energy for Londoners – Making London a resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city

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The Mayor of London works to make London a more resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city, where businesses want to be based and where people want to live and work.

To achieve the Mayor’s vision for the environment, the GLA develops and delivers a set of results-focused programmes. These programmes also create jobs and attract investment in areas such as waste recycling, water, green infrastructure, energy and the low carbon and green economy.

RE:FIT and RE:NEW are the Mayor of London award-winning programmes to help make London homes, non-domestic buildings and assets more energy efficient by cutting carbon emissions and energy bills. These programmes support organisations to develop and bring their energy efficiency projects to market.

The Mayor’s DEPDU Successor programme – 50% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - is set up to support the Mayor’s target of 25 per cent of London’s energy to be generated through Decentralised Energy (DE) by 2025. The programme supports others to develop and bring their DE projects to market.

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  • Alex Hobley Senior Project Officer – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy) - Greater London Authority
  • Kore Mason RE:NEW Programme Director - Greater London Authority
  • Virginie Caujolle-Pradenc RE:FIT Programme Director - Greater London Authority
13:10 - 13:40

Demonstrating Energy Excellence: Increasing Investment Yield – What Every Facility Manager Needs to Know

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Here we demonstrate the tangible link between energy best practice and the overall value of a property. The role of Facility Managers is evolving with ever-increasing pressure from investors wanting to maximise yield. This session explores the 4 key areas that directly impact energy management within the built environment and provides a comprehensive solution to meeting the objectives of all stakeholders in the building life cycle.

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13:50 - 14:20

Case Studies: Retrofitting a Buildings HVAC Significantly Reduces Energy Consumption

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The presentation looks at a number of case studies, showing how leading telecommunications, data centres, & retail companies have significantly reduced their energy consumption by retrofitting EC fan technology into their existing HVAC equipment.

The two case studies that will be discussed are sites managed by CBRE and look at the energy savings on the existing HVAC equipment.  In both cases energy savings in the region of 70% were achieved on the HVAC equipment.
1. Data Centre cooling for large investment bank - ( CRAC units - Computer room air conditioning)
2. London HQ building for major financial services company - (FCU’s – Fan Coil units)

The case studies explain how the projects were completed, look at power consumption before & after, with the resulting significant energy savings together with excellent ROI’s. In addition, further benefits such as improved monitoring and preventative maintenance are also discussed.

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  • Helen McHugh Head of New Product Research - ebm-papst UK
  • Ian ShawIan Shaw Energy Manager and Head of Technical (Energy) Development - CBRE
13:50 - 14:20

Is Energy Management Part of the Facilities Management?

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A theme to consider is FM’s shifting role in the sustainability agenda particularly in light of the looming energy situation. According to the Carbon Trust, non-domestic buildings make up 18% of the UK’s CO2 emissions and use the equivalent energy of the whole of Switzerland. Of course, facilities management has the responsibility for the management of that energy, and as such has a central role to play that will increase in importance. Unfortunately, we see the sustainability agenda plagued by box ticking and the main driver being legislation.The very scope of what we refer to as to what ‘sustainable FM’ is seems to be increasing and now social value, people and well-being are commonly becoming part of its scope. Underpinning these key trends and FM’s ability to capitalise on them is skills and its role within the Energy Management sector.

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15:05 - 15:20

Case Study – The Importance of Thermal Storage in Managing the Energy in the Built Environment

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In calculating how much it takes to heat and cool a building, it is important to understand the building's thermal storage capacity. This lecture looks at different types of buildings and how they retain temperature depending on what they are made of.

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