A Glimpse into the EMEX 2021 Programme

A Glimpse into EMEX 2021 Programme

With pressure mounting on businesses to address the climate emergency, continuing technological progress and some important policy changes, 2021 could be one of the most significant years to implement net zero strategies and energy efficiency projects in your organisation.

Heading to EMEX on 24 and 25 November, can help your business to tackle all these issues. It is a unique opportunity to learn how other professionals across diverse industry sectors are meeting their challenges to lower their carbon emissions, reduce their energy consumption, and save money too.

It’s a busy time behind the scenes of EMEX London! We’re assembling panels, creating schedules, and preparing synopses of the seminar programme you will enjoy this November.

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2021 speakers include:

Fernanda Aller Senior Sustainability Manager at Wealmoor Ltd
Senior Sustainability Manager
Wealmoor Ltd
Sonya Bhonsle is the Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations at CDP.
Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations
CDP
Jim Needell – Chief Client Officer, Ipsos MORI
Chief Client Officer
Ipsos MORI
Nicole Fletcher Sustainable Procurement Lead NHS England and NHS Improvement
Sustainable Procurement Lead
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Cat Hay Head Of Policy FDF Scotland
Head Of Policy FDF Scotland
Food and Drink Federation
Ben Burggraaf - Head of Energy Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
Head of Energy
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
David Riley Head of Carbon Neutrality Anglian Water
Head of Carbon Neutrality
Anglian Water
Andrew Tucker Water Efficiency Manager Thames Water
Water Efficiency Manager
Thames Water
Head of Policy
The ADE
Dr Christos Vidalakis Head of Property Sustainability, Office of Government Property Cabinet Office
Head of Property Sustainability, Office of Government Property
Cabinet Office
Paul Cook London Fire Brigade
Carbon Reduction Manager
London Fire Brigade
Rodrigo
Energy Capital Projects Manager
Islington Council

For now, here’s a sneak peek at

Here are just a few of the topics to be addressed at EMEX 2021:

1. Creating your Path to Net Zero

The rush to achieve net zero is not a one-size-fits all race.

Identifying what elements need to be considered while supporting your business in defining its net zero carbon pledge and developing the most suitable implementation strategies is very specific to each organisation.

However, it is increasingly important for our community to stay informed about key learnings and best practices learned on the journey so that money and time investments are maximised.

*** Decarbonising your operations – Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions

How to define a net zero pledge/policy and what are the steps to set targets? How to devise an implementation strategy plan to deliver against your targets? How to engage with key stakeholders and decision makers to unlock finance?

Decarbonising manufacturing requires actions across operations, including new heating technologies and improvements to processes and efficiency.

With over 32,000 personnel, 9 brigades and 89 separate establishments, Green Rhino will be the framework through which the Division can focus its efforts to reach net zero by 2050; it covers behaviours, knowledge and skills, new ways of working, energy conservation, carbon capture, and biodiversity improvement.

*** Decarbonising your supply chain – Scope 3 carbon emissions

Scope 3 emissions, which include those outside of your organisation’s direct operations, represent a significant proportion of an organisation’s carbon footprint.

In Food and Drink, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, over 90% of companies’ carbon emissions come from the supply chains. Targeting this emissions is currently one of the most challenging task that requires an unprecedented level of collective action across supply chains. How to engage with suppliers at each stage of the value chain to drive down emissions beyond their own operations and to deliver the UK’s Net Zero target?

New procurement frameworks will soon require businesses to disclose net zero credentials before bidding for major contracts.

Circulor will discuss how they help Polestar, the electric performance car brand, to accelerate the shift to a climate-neutral future. Polestar is on a mission to drive the shift to sustainable mobility. Supply chain transparency is one big step on its journey.

3. Decarbonising the built environment

UK building stock is one of the oldest in the world and as such, it presents unique challenges in making it fit for the net zero future.

Together, building and construction are responsible roughly about 40% of all carbon emissions in the world with operational emissions (from energy used to heat, cool and light buildings) accounting for 28%. The remaining 12% comes from embodied carbon emissions, or upfront carbon that is associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole building lifecycle.

With 16,000 churches serving every community, The Church of England will discuss how it is prioritising its efforts, the learnings from an extensive programme of energy audits, and give real world examples of net zero carbon churches.

Max Fordham will talk about the Net Zero Carbon and retrofitting case study at Wolfson College, Oxford, a project where decarbonisation of heating is difficult and the economic argument for investment is simply not there.

The Optimised Group will discuss work they have been carrying out on the King’s Cross Estate to implement BMS strategies, analytics & data from continuous Bureau monitoring, and BMS maintenance, to ensure HVAC systems are working at optimal, yet compliant levels, to guarantee the leased tenant space meets comfort criteria.

What are the steps the university is taking to develop its heat decarbonisation strategy? Also, how digital modelling tools are being used to inform decision making as the campus heat network transitions from fossil fuels to low carbon heating and cooling.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) new visionary headquarters, The Entopia Building, aims to be an international exemplar for sustainable office retrofits, demonstrating how an existing office building can be made highly energy efficient in its redevelopment and use, whilst supporting the enhanced wellbeing of staff and visitors.

Energy Management often emphasises the influence of occupant presence and actions on energy use in buildings. But what happen when these buildings are left vacant over a long period of time?

4. Making the Switch to Electric Vehicles

As businesses across the country seek to set new ways of working, many are re-focusing on their net zero targets and supporting the nation’s green recovery. With transport generating the largest volume of CO2 in the UK, at about 30% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, transitioning to a zero-emission fleet is the obvious place to start.

However, large scale electric vehicles deployment can be a daunting task for many companies looking to make the switch.

Mitie, National Grid, DPD will provide first-hand advice from their meteoric deployments arming you with key considerations when planning EV charging infrastructure and providing you with practical advice on how to overcome many of the challenges lying ahead.

Mina and Allstar Business Solutions are supporting UK businesses in their transition to full electric or hybrid company vehicles by removing the payment complexities traditionally associated with expense reclaim and on-the-road, at home, and at work EV charging for employers and employees.

5. P375, Battery Storage and Flexible Networks

On 24 February 2021, Energy regulator Ofgem approved BSC Modification P375, a ground-breaking change to the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) which allows individual Asset Meters located ‘behind the boundary point’ to be used for Settlement purposes, from 30 June 2022.

P375 trading is a major milestone in achieving net zero targets, by allowing better balancing, a more economic energy system and the best use being made of the greenest energy available. It will also create a new income stream for storage that will be very attractive.

We look forward to connecting with you at EMEX on 24 and 25 November in London where the above-mentioned topics and many others will be addressed, and the latest energy efficient products and services will be showcased.

Helps us to make EMEX a covid-secure and eco-friendly event by printing your badge prior to the show. Register for free now

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