Saving money and cutting carbon emissions

One day conference organised by Ashden and Arup with speakers from the National Trust and Marks & Spencer.

A new one day conference, taking place in central London on Wednesday 10 February 2016, will share expertise on how to achieve real energy reductions in non-domestic buildings from the best in the sector.

Organised by Ashden and Arup, the conference is being chaired by respected environmentalist Jonathon Porritt and includes keynote addresses from organisations that have successfully reduced their energy consumption:

  • Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust
  • Munish Datta, Head of Plan A at Marks & Spencer
  • Rohan Parikh, former Head of Sustainability at Infosys

The conference also includes a programme of interactive workshops ranging from how to design and implement an energy reduction plan to making buildings work for occupants by bringing wellbeing and energy efficiency together under one roof. How to help tenants save energy and how to use refurbishment and building commissioning to embed energy reduction also feature.

According to Ashden’s UK programme manager Simon Brammer:

“We know from our Award winners who specialise in energy efficiency in the built environment how reducing energy in non-domestic buildings can lead not just to substantial savings but also better working environments for staff or great publicity for businesses.

“This one day conference will offer new ideas, solutions and expertise from the best in the sector. An accompanying exhibition and networking opportunities will inspire participants to make the moves to achieve real energy reductions in their buildings.

It’s for anyone involved in managing facilities, estates and building services, as well as compliance and portfolio managers.”

Arup’s leader of Building Performance Services, Darren Wright, says:

“We know that the energy performance of buildings can be – and should be – improved substantially. To do this we need to bring the people who lead sustainability, wellbeing and energy management programmes for non-domestic buildings together with those who have the engineering skills and technology to achieve real change. That is what this event is about – setting the stage for rapid and significant reductions that save energy, money and carbon for building owners and tenants.”

Early bird tickets are £100 + VAT until 10th December 2015, after which date tickets cost £120 + VAT.