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With the start of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme the incentives for UK companies to reduce their carbon emissions have significantly increased.  The financial and social benefits of incorporating green policies are clear but the mechanisms for implementation of innovative technologies and procedures remain under development.  This conference will bridge this knowledge gap and provide the foundation for forming sound long-term energy efficiency strategy.

One year on from the launch of the CRC scheme the Energy Efficiency conference will bring together senior industry experts to discuss the key considerations and challenges in cutting emissions.  The solution focused programme will inform delegates of best practice sustainability strategy, improve understanding of the impact of corporate action today and assess innovative technologies and leading industry case studies.

Why you should attend Energy Efficiency for Business 2011:

• CRC strategy, development and analysis – Discover best practice for your business
• In-depth industry case studies – Hear key practices from leading industry representatives
• Innovative products  – Assess the benefits of clean technology and ecodesign
• The effect of reputation and CSR  – Create a carbon efficient culture
• Building sustainability and energy management systems – Gain key techniques for emissions reduction

 

Industry, Retail, Manufacture, Finance, Legal, Hospitality, etc

VP, Director, Manager Head of:
• Sustainability
• Sustainable Development
• Building Regulation/ Sustainability/ Design
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Energy Management
• Energy Efficiency
• Policy, Structuring, Regulation
Utilities:
 
Director, Manager, Head of:
• Energy Consultancy
• Business Development
• Energy Sales Manager
• Head of CRC
• CRC Advisor
• Carbon Strategy Advisor
• Principle Consultant
• Regulation & Compliance Adviser
Renewables, Energy, Sustainability Consultancies and Technology Providers: VP, Director, Manager, Head of, Principle:
• Sales
• Marketing
• Consultant
• Business Development
Public Sector, Government & Local Authorities:  Heads of, Advisors, Policy officers:
• Business
• Energy
• Climate Change
• Carbon Management
• Sustainability
• Development
SMi Energy Efficiency for Business conference 2011

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Strong

David Strong, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes and Chief Executive, David Strong Consulting Ltd

9:10 CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

Myfanwy Wolf

Myfanwy Wolf, Business Carbon Strategy Advisor, The Carbon Trust

• That large businesses are ignoring cost savings from energy efficiency of > £1.6 billion p.a that are financially viable (average of IRR of 48%) and can be delivered using proven technology and other measures
• That energy cost savings are primarily being overlooked for internal reasons, including the underestimation of financial benefits, culture and inertia
• That the CRC is an important driver for realising energy cost savings and has already catalysed senior management attention to the issue
• The best practice of leading energy efficient businesses that has been used to change culture, overcome and realise opportunities for energy and cost reduction

9:50 CRC Second Compliance Year

Tony Grayling

Tony Grayling, Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Environment Agency

• Introduction to emissions allowances
• Purchase allowances -  forecasting emissions
• First annual and footprint reports
• Explanation and analysis of first league table
• Preparing for first capped phase

10:30 Best Practice Carbon Management

Delvin  Lane

Delvin Lane, Head of Energy360 , British Gas Energy Centre

• Reduce energy costs by at least 10%
• Increase energy efficiency
• How Energy360 can help
• Importance of long-term planning

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:40 Is your Business Ready?

Michael Capper

Michael Capper, B2B Energy Services Sales and Product Development Manager, EDF Energy

• Challenges in data gathering
• Forming a CRC strategy and data reporting tools
• Importance for forecasting and internal strategy
• After registration - ongoing research
• EDF products, services and tools

12:20 2011 CRC Strategy

Andrew Ogley

Andrew Ogley, Business Sales Energy Solutions Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy

• Current challenges and trends
• Tools and techniques
• Software and technology
• Adaptability and future challenges

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 London’s CRC Commitment

Virginie Caujolle-Pradenc

Virginie Caujolle-Pradenc, Principal Project Manager, London Development Agency

• The unique challenge for cities
• ‘Business-as-usual’ approach
• Government commitments and how they can be achieved
• Re: Fit - London's buildings and retrofit programme
• Reducing costs and carbon emissions

14:40 Carbon Accounting Best Practice

Anabelle Benette

Anabelle Benette, Associate Director, TruCost

• What to consider in carbon accounting
• Progress being made by companies
• Direct vs. supply chain carbon accounting
• Financial impacts of reducing carbon
• Future developments and considerations/ examples of best practice

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 CASE STUDY

Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton, Head of Sustainable Buildings, Transport for London

• TfL energy commitment – objectives and initiatives
• Gaining funding and support
• Generating cleaner energy on-site
• Hydrogen fuel cell technology
• Realisable effects and savings

16:30 CSR in the Future of Climate Change

John Twitchen

John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

• The benefits of cutting emissions
• How companies impact society
• The scope of responsibility
• Best practice policy

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Myfanwy Wolf

Myfanwy Wolf, Business Carbon Strategy Advisor, The Carbon Trust

9:10 Energy Risk Management for Business

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis, Head of Business Energy Services , Npower

• Background to study and paper
• Timeline review of markets and policy
• The impact of energy risk on business
• The top five risks for energy management
• Conclusions and sector views

9:50 EuP Directive

Davide Minotti

Davide Minotti, Head of Sustainable Energy Using Products, Defra

• Framework for eco-design requirements
• Improving the environmental performance of products
• New regulations on energy efficiency
• Latest EuP and DEFRA directives

10:30 Sustainable Building Design

David Strong

David Strong, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes and Chief Executive, David Strong Consulting Ltd

• Low/zero carbon buildings
• Whole system thinking,
• Building physics and integrative design
• Optimising the use of natural systems

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:40 CASE STUDY

Mark McGlinn

Mark McGlinn, Category Buying Manager, Pret A Manger

• Creation of an appropriate organisational infrastructure
• Implementation of employee engagement activities
• Installation of a building energy management system
• Monitoring of heating use and replacing lighting
• Adjustment to the cooling system controls

12:20 Who's Responsible for Building Efficiency?

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, Assistant Director , British Property Federation

• Considerations in increasing efficiency
• The owners perspective
• Conflicts in interest
• Approach and solutions

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Sustainable & Low Carbon Existing Buildings Refurbishments, Renewables and Property Due Diligence

Debra Hobbs

Debra Hobbs, Principle, Environ

• What is good practise for low carbon & sustainable refurbishments?
• Do low and zero carbon technologies (LZCs/ renewables) work in practise?
• Should I consider sustainability when purchasing, letting or leasing an existing building?

14:40 Implementing Energy Management Systems

Robert  Camilleri

Robert Camilleri, Research Assistant , University Of Oxford

• Understanding the data
• Assessing the options
• Energy reduce, reuse, substitute
• Cost effective models

15:20 Utilising Legislation to Work for You

Henry le Fleming

Henry le Fleming, Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers

16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Myfanwy Wolf

Myfanwy Wolf, Business Carbon Strategy Advisor, The Carbon Trust

16:15 Afternoon Tea

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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