EMEX Public Sector

Wednesday 27th November 2019

The Future of Heat Networks

10:00  -  10:40
T3

As climate change climbs ever higher on the global agenda, we find ourselves in the unenviable situation where the simple process of heating our homes is responsible for almost a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions. This session will discuss the importance of how, with stringent environmental government targets in place, it’s vital to focus on developing the low-carbon technologies […]

Charlotte OwenCharlotte Owen Policy Officer
Association for Decentralised Energy
Francis Ugboma islington councilFrancis Ugboma Head of Energy Services
Islington Council
Sam Moore Pinnacle Power LtdSam Moore Business Development Manager
Pinnacle Power
SilouhetteSimon Taylor Operations Director
Redrow Homes Ltd

Delivering Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector

11:00  -  11:45
T1

Following the UK government’s plan for carbon neutrality by 2050, many public sector organisations have declared a ‘climate emergency’ to help deliver tangible benefits through local sustainability and environmental projects. This session will focus on the challenges and opportunities that are faced by those tasked by the delivery of the carbon reduction targets on daily basis.

LowerDr Lowell Lewis SHEQ Manager
Coventry City Council
Julia Blackwell, Energy Officer, Huntingdonshire District CouncilJulia Blackwell Energy Officer
Huntingdonshire District Council
Lord Rupert RedesdaleLord Rupert Redesdale CEO
Energy Managers Association
Wendi WheelerWendi Wheeler MEI Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager
Network Rail

Challenges and Opportunities for Cutting Carbon at Universities

11:55  -  12:40
T1

This session will focus on how University energy managers meet increasing expectations to deliver carbon reductions in a large, complex organisation. The panel discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by energy managers at universities with the Government’s Net Zero target in mind.  

Dan FernbankDan Fernbank Energy & Sustainability Manager
University of Reading
Dewi Day Aberystwyth UniversityDewi Day Sustainability Advisor
Aberystwyth University
Elliot JonesElliot Jones Energy Manager
Keele University
Gillian BrownGillian Brown Energy Manager
University of Glasgow

Riding Sunbeams – Powering The Railways With Solar PV

12:10  -  12:50
T3

Riding Sunbeams is a social enterprise set up by 1010 Climate Change Group and Community Energy South to work with Network Rail to investigate the pathway for the railways to support decarbonisation by being powered directly by renewable energy. Since 2017 the Riding Sunbeams team have been working with Network Rail teams to investigate the technical, commercial and social drivers to facilitate […]

Leo MurrayLeo Murray Director
Riding Sunbeams Ltd
Oliver PenderedOliver Pendered Director
Riding Sunbeams Ltd
Wendi WheelerWendi Wheeler MEI Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager
Network Rail

Lessons Learnt from the TfL’s Palestra Project

12:50  -  13:20
T1

Transport for London (TfL), which runs day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and main roads, has completed a major energy efficiency savings programme at their Palestra office which provides both office accommodation and two critical operational floors for the organisation. This seminar will cover: What the GLA & TfL are doing about Climate Change at a wider level; […]

Quiten BabcockQuinten Babcock Environmental Manager
Transport for London

Tackling Single Use Plastics at Aberystwyth University

13:50  -  14:20
T4

Discussion on the steps Aberystwyth University have taken to reduce single use plastics.

Dewi Day Aberystwyth UniversityDewi Day Sustainability Advisor
Aberystwyth University

Thursday 28th November 2019

Your Emergency Briefing – Declaring a Climate Emergency and driving transformative change

11:30  -  12:15
t2

We are living in a period of unprecedented climate concern, with many organisations declaring Climate Emergencies. What do these mean in practice and how can we as professionals use this concept either directly or to supportively engage. This session will hear from leading professionals and their experience and the case study use of declarations for an NHS Foundation Trust, a […]

James Dixon Head of Sustainability at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustJames Dixon Head of Sustainability
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Jason LightJason Light Strategy Lead - Environment
Eastleigh Borough Council
Roxanne KingRoxanne King Sustainability Manager – Environment and Green Economy
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool Council (BCP)

Energy Management in the NHS: From Strategy to Implementation

11:40  -  12:20
T1

NHS organisations find themselves under increasing financial pressure, and the need to reduce energy spend in order to offer more funding on patient care has never been greater. This panel session will focus on the challenges of energy efficiency in the NHS with a focus on Net Zero services by 2050.

Kathryn Dapre NHSKathryn Dapré Head of Energy and Sustainability
NHS National Services Scotland
Lord Rupert RedesdaleLord Rupert Redesdale CEO
Energy Managers Association
Paul GrahamPaul Graham Utilities, Waste and Sustainability Manager
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The road to Carbon Zero – A customer journey

13:00  -  13:30
t2

With pressure mounting on organisations to make the transition to zero carbon, Wakefield Council has declared a climate emergency and is working with energy and services group, ENGIE, to achieve its target of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. This session will discuss ENGIE and the Council’s journey on the road to carbon neutrality and the approach taken to meet […]

Graham Oxley ENGIEGraham Oxley Managing Director of Energy with Services
ENGIE
kevin FisherKevin Fisher Service Manager
Wakefield Council

Implementing Energy Performance Contracts: Successes and Pitfalls

14:20  -  14:50
T4

Over the past 5 years, NHS Scotland has implemented three major Energy Performance Contracts across its estate with an overall capital value in excess of £30million. Each project has faced its own unique challenges and although all have been ultimately successful, the journeys have been very different. This session will look at the realities of implementing Energy Performance Contracts – […]

Kathryn Dapre NHSKathryn Dapré Head of Energy and Sustainability
NHS National Services Scotland

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