Energy seminars fuel Ecobuild learning hub

A learning hub featuring a series of engaging case study-led seminars on the subject of energy is among the highlights of Ecobuild 2016.

The CPD accredited programme is designed to provide exhibitors and visitors with practical knowhow to perform their jobs better, and the business case to help installers make more informed decisions to address these challenges.

The highly-provoking programme is hosted by leading industry figures and organisations, with a focus on ways of reducing carbon emissions in buildings and providing low or zero carbon energy power. The seminars look at everything from ‘life after the Green Deal’ to delivering efficient and reliable low carbon heat. Among those making their compelling case will be representatives from some of the most powerful and influential voices in the building, engineering and energy sectors including CIBSE, BRE and Sweett Group.

A tantalising glimpse into future energy is the subject of ‘future energy’, an intriguing seminar session chaired by Gavin Thompson, Head of Energy Consulting at BuroHappold Engineering. Other sessions include ‘navigating the energy policy maze’ chaired by Rob Parnell, Managing Director of Zero Carbon Hub; ‘life after the Green Deal’ chaired by BRE Chief Executive Peter Bonfield; ‘improving energy performance in public sector buildings’ chaired by Robert Spender, RE:FIT London Programme Director at Greater London Authority, and ‘making renewables work in a subsidy free market’ chaired by Barny Evans, Renewable Energy and Sustainability Development at WSP PB.

BEAMA will also be hosting a seminar case study titled The Connected Home Demonstrator. This will turn the spotlight on SMART metering infrastructure for an insightful view on what it might mean for energy consumption.

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