Seminar List for Knowledge, Skills and Experience

11:10 - 11:40

Energy Managers’ Guide to Essential Skills and Knowledge

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Being an energy manager seems to be one of the most multi-skilled jobs in the world…. But what range of knowledge and skills are practitioners of this job required to possess, and how could these be achieved?
This panel will share their approaches to gaining the knowledge and skills through training and on-job upskilling.

Chairman

Panellists

  • Patrick Courtney Utilities Analyst - Bourne Leisure
  • Paul Graham Waste Manager / Trainee Energy Manager - Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Julia BlackwellJulia Blackwell Energy Officer - Huntingdonshire District Council
11:50 - 12:30

Practising Energy Management in the Public Sector

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Energy management in the public sector has its unique issues around funding, procurement and engagement around energy efficiency. The panel will share their views on the most common obstacles they face and approaches of overcoming these in implementing energy efficiency in the public sector.

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12:40 - 13:10

The Importance of Investing in Team

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In 2017 Bourne Leisure decided to enhance its traditional annual Sustainability CAPEX programme by investing in the creation of a team of energy champions by achieving EMA Level 2 qualifications, two more EMA registered ESOS Lead Assessors and a career development programme for a core group of aspiring Energy Managers. The results achieved have been nothing short of phenomenal.
This presentation shares our journey, the results and the initial challenges to obtaining the capital to invest in our team.

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  • Scott Armstrong Group Head of Energy and Sustainability and ESOS Lead Assessor - Bourne Leisure
13:20 - 14:00

Strategy for Energy Management in the Private Sector

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Making the business case for a successful energy management plan relies on diverse strategies. The panel will give key pointers for policies that have worked in the past, and will work in the changing market in the future.

Chairman

  • Paul Eggleton Energy & Environment Director - Mitie Sustainability

Panellists

14:10 - 14:40

The Importance of Collaboration in Landlord and Tenant Relationships for Improving Energy Efficiency (The Network Rail and SSP Story)

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In this insightful talk, David will discuss the importance of collaboration between landlords and tenants for the common goal of a more energy efficient future. Discussing Ignite Energy’s work with Network Rail and SSP, David will cover many aspects of both businesses and how they partnered to achieve fantastic results.

Topics:
- Understanding infrastructure and metering
- Installation of AMR, accurate billing.
- Easing the process of installing energy management projects
- Ensuring savings achieved and seen through billing

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14:50 - 15:20

Improving Energy Efficiency of Transport – Lessons from ESOS

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15:30 - 16:30

EMA Energy Management Awards 2017

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The Energy Managers Association’s Awards celebrate the exemplary and inspirational individuals and projects within energy management. These outstanding professionals and projects breathe new life into energy management, showcase professional ingenuity, and make significant impacts while boosting organisational performance.

This year the EMA will be announcing the winners and highly commended in the following categories:

Energy Manager of the Year
Junior Energy Management Professional of the Year
Energy Management Team of the Year
EMA Member of the Year – nominated by the EMA
The Most Inspiring Energy Reduction Project of the Year
Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change of the Year
Energy Management Consultancy Service of the Year
Energy Reduction Product of the Year
Water Reduction Product of the Year

10:30 - 11:00

Take Opportunities to Gain Buy-in to your Energy Projects

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The aim of this presentation is to share my approaches and outline the key learning points I have identified in securing successful bids and persuading directors, managers and operational staff to engage with energy and environment issues. Including:
· Knowing your organisation’s legislation, systems of work and funding criteria to define or restrict your approach to delivering energy projects.
· Understanding your organisation and its limitations to provide opportunities to re-assess your approach and gain buy in from others in the organisation.
· Knowing when to refocus or halt your efforts.
· Tapping in to existing partnerships and developing new ones.
· Using others in your team, empowered champions and persuading the right people at the right time to communicate the energy agenda.
· New legislation as a tool to reinvigorate your campaigns, revisit your business cases, bring in new recruits or up skill existing team members.

Speaker

  • Luke RichardsonLuke Richardson Environmental Partnership Manager - Virgin Trains East Coast
11:10 - 11:40

Empowering Women in Energy Management and Sustainability – breaking the glass ceiling

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11:50 - 12:20

The Journey to Becoming an Energy Manager

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For some energy management is the art of applying engineering and technical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to purchasing and reducing energy used. Others go beyond this definition and link energy management to monitoring and comparing energy consumption and applying energy efficient processes and products that benefit their organisation and adjust behavioural practices of people around them. Energy management is a broad subject and energy managers can wear many hats in an organisation.
The panel will discuss their journey to becoming a fully competent energy manager.

Chairman

Panellists

  • Tony Tiyou Founder & Director - O'wango & TT Smart (O&TT)
  • Charlie Cox Energy Manager - University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
12:30 - 13:10

Lessons from Universities on Energy Management

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Universities are large complex organisations and their governance is often less then logical. However, some of the best energy efficiency strategies have come out of this sector. In this seminar will concentrate on how these can be achieved.

Chairman

  • Rachel Ward Sustainability Manager - London Metropolitan University

Speakers

  • Tristan Wolfe Energy Manager - University of Aberdeen
  • Ian Lane Head of Sustainability - University of the Arts London
13:20 - 13:50

Stakeholders: Opportunities lost in translation?

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My experience has shown that you will be more successful in getting your projects approved if you use vocabulary familiar to your stakeholders.
Engaging diverse stakeholders requires a range of approaches. The reality is that the language and labels you use can make or break your case.
I have been consistently successful in obtaining approval from the Thames Water Investment Board.
I will share my tips, and explore how stakeholders can block or unlock the energy saving opportunities you want to get off the ground. I will draw on my years of energy management experience in a complex, multi-site, regulated environment. I will use a diverse selection of case studies ranging from reporting, behaviour change, capital investment, and renewables.

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  • Matthew Gee Energy Reporting & Regulation Manager - Thames Water
14:00 - 14:40

Healthy Energy Management Practice in Hospitals

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Hospitals are 24/7 organisations that are extremely diverse and high paced environments. Energy managers are faced with competing demands with many stakeholder groups to take into consideration. This seminar session will focus on how to achieve energy efficiency in a such a complex environment.

Chairman

Panellists

  • Charlie Cox Energy Manager - University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Mark FodenMark Foden Energy & Environmental Manager - University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
14:50 - 15:20

How to Mitigate Risk Due to the Upcoming Legislative Changes

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The energy management sector is entering a smarter new world of fundamental structural change, underpinned by the ambitious energy saving targets and the introduction of new legislations. Energy management professionals are under constant pressure to fine tune energy strategies to achieve savings, while at the same time confronting issues associated with a heavily regulated energy market. This speech aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the main pieces of energy legislation surrounding the energy management sector.

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