Greenbuild EXPO exhibition and conference of sustainable building

Conference - Day 2

Thursday May 8th

Yellow Seminar Room

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10:00 - Materials The construction of A+ EPC rated Eco Classrooms
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From design to construction, a talk on what goes into making sustainable and Eco-friendly classrooms for the education sector. The clever use of materials and cutting edge designs offer inspiring and innovative spaces for teachers and pupils alike. These new green classrooms are built to last with one eye on providing for future generations, and cutting real running costs for schools today.

Philip Doleman & Nick Clegg - Pod Living
10:45 - Materials/Newbuild Fabric first & timber
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Sustainability is moving up the agenda after the UK and Scottish Governments last year announced renewed energy efficiency targets. Following this, Stewart Dalgarno will discuss how using a fabric first approach, in combination with the right material, it is possible to “future proof” projects against further increases to performance standards.

Stewart Dalgarno - Stewart Milne Group
11:45 - Materials Carbon Buster
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A look at the building block that actually locks up carbon in the manufacturing process - a carbon negative building block.

Miles Hogg - Lignacite
12:45 - Materials/Newbuild The performance gap - what is the solution?
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There is persuasive and growing evidence of a gap between the as‐designed and as‐built energy and carbon performance of new buildings. In response the Zero Carbon Hub is leading a cross-industry project, assessing the extent of the issue within the domestic sector, while UK Green Building Council members are grappling with the issue in commercial buildings. But what is the performance gap and why does it matter? What recommendations have emerged from the research undertaken so far, and what does the construction industry need to do to ensure we close the performance gap?

David O'Rorke - Zero Carbon Hub, Ben Brakes - Whitbread Group PLC
13:30 - Materials/Newbuild Renewable energy choices for buildings
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Tobi Kellner, renewable energy consultant and lecturer at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), will cover the most popular forms of renewable energy in the built environment – solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, heatpumps and biomass heating – and explain how they work, where they work, and how things work out financially.

Tobi Kellner - Centre for Alternative Technology
14:30 - Materials/Newbuild Mitigating overheating in dwellings
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There is growing concern that as the climate changes, and buildings become more ‘engineered’ and ‘airtight’ as result of increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards, overheating in buildings will become more prevalent. However what could be included within a definition on overheating, and do we know to what extent buildings are already overheating? How can buildings be future-proofed against climate change?

Rob Pannell - Zero Carbon Hub, Caroline Duckworth - Environments Agency, Dr Will Swan - University of Salford

Purple Seminar Room

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10:15 - Retrofit Tackling fuel poverty under the revised ECO funding regime
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Given the significant changes to ECO funding announced by Government, particularly for Solid Wall Insulation, what mechanisms and funding streams can still be brought together to make the biggest impact on tackling fuel poverty in your area? Including a case study on the Warm Homes Oldham service.

Nigel Banks - Group Sustainability Director, Keepmoat
11:00 - Retrofit How to make commercial building more energy efficient
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This talk aims to help your commercial building to achieve sustainability and a competitive advantage through better understanding the benefits of energy efficiency, cost cutting, staff education and collaboration within commercial buildings. Key aspects of the talk include: energy efficient heating systems, F.I.T & R.H.I, renewable technologies and more.

Jon Ridd - Greenbuild Consult
12:00 - Retrofit Salford Energy House
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See results of the whole-house fabric retrofit of the Salford Energy House – insulation and glazing improvements to a traditional terrace property, tested in the UK’s only purpose-built climate controlled chamber’

Richard Fitton - University of Salford, Professor Chris Gorse - Leeds Metropolitan University & Simon Gibson - Saint-Gobain R&D
13:00 - Retrofit IFORE - Innovation for Renewal
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This seminar will look at the new technologies developed for the IFORE project, such as the Supply Air Window, a technique to pre-warm air flow between three panes of glass before entering the room and a Trombe or Solar Wall which is a passive solar building technique, to naturally heat a room with free energy contributing to the overall space heating load of the property.

Shaun Morris - AmicusHorizon
14:00 - Retrofit ECO, Green Deal and Solid Wall Insulation
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Update on recent changes to ECO and the Green Deal for solid wall properties including new funding streams and SWIGA guarantee proposition.

Mark Weaver - Saint Gobain
14:45 - Retrofit BREEAM UK Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014
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This presentation will introduce the new BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 scheme due to be launched later this year. This new version of BREEAM is dedicated to the refurbishment and fit-out of offices, retail and other buildings, and has been developed following a piloting process including a range of building refurbishments around the UK. The presentation will also highlight the key changes in the 2014 version of BREEAM New Construction.

Gavin Summerson - BRE

Blue Seminar Room

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10:15 - Sustainable Cities The SEMANCO Project
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A look at the three year SEMANCO project as it moves into the implementation phase where the project partners hope to engage with stakeholders to exploit the SEMANCO technology to achieve carbon reductions from the urban environment.

David Lynch - NEA
11:00 - Sustainable Cities Thermal mass – the research challenge
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This presentation by professor Jacqueline Glass will describe key areas of research underway at Loughborough University within the Building Energy Research Group. It will explore the potential role of thermal mass in low energy buildings and consider some of the important issues in design, construction and operation, with particular focus on our collaborative research with Aggregate Industries. Richard Wilks from the company will explore how such research continues to influence its approach to product development and customer support strategies.

Richard Wilks - Aggregate Industries & Jacqui Glass - Professor of Architecture & Sustainable Construction, Loughborough University
11:45 - Sustainable Cities A Tale of Two Cities – the regeneration   of Elephant & Castle
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In this session, Pascal Mittermaier, Lend Lease’s Director of Sustainability EMEA and Project Director of the Elephant & Castle Regeneration, will look at the regeneration of Elephant & Castle and the criteria for implementing sustainability successfully. This includes finding the trade-offs so green doesn’t cost more, finding the unusual partners and alliances to search for new ways to solve old problems, and selling the sustainable vision. He will also look at understanding that ‘how’ is more important than ‘what’ when it comes to sustainability.

Pascal Mittermaier - Lend Lease
13:30 - Sustainable Cities IFORE - Innovation for Renewal
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IFORE is unique project on Isle of Sheppey, Kent. It’s retrofitting 100 homes with the latest technological eco-measures and also empowering residents by providing practical skills and advice to reduce their bills by nearly 40%. It’s creating a green neighbourhood where people are confident about saving energy and money, now and in the future. This session will look at the work done in the wider community as part of this exciting project.

Professor Mike McEvoy - University of Brighton, Victoria Benson & William Miller - AmicusHorizon
14:15 - Sustainable Cities Ethical specification - do you know           where your materials come from?
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What do we mean by ethical specification and how do we ensure we are specifying ethically? Improving our understanding of the concept of responsible sourcing of materials can help to underpin ethical specification and provide powerful messages on sustainable procurement. This seminar is relevant to contractors, materials suppliers and specifiers.

Professor Jacqui Glass - Loughborough University
15:15 - Sustainable Cities Building Future Cities
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What does it mean to be building for the Future City? How can we understand our future urban needs to make sure we’re building resilient and fit-for-purpose building stock now? The Future Cities Catapult is a global centre of excellence on urban innovation. We bring together city decision-makers, business and universities from around the world to develop solutions to the future needs of the world’s cities.

Claire Mookerjee - Future Cities Catapult

Foyer Room

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10:30 - Ignition Local Authority Urban Biomass heating and fuel supply case study
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Bristol City Council were one of the early adopters of biomass for heating a range of buildings within the city. Paul Barker, Energy Manager at Bristol City Council will talk you throguh the lessons learned and how they have developed their own fuel supply chain and made biomass a real success story.

Paul Barker - Bristol City Council
11:30 - Ignition MCS - the requirements
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MCS Accreditation is a requirement for all RHI and FIT Schemes. Find out what’s involved in getting accredited in this seminar.

Andrew Hopton - HETAS
12:30 - Ignition Biomass Fuel Procurement
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Procuring biomass can seem like a complicated business, but by using standard procedures and industry accepted terms this can be simplified in every case. This seminar will look at ways to secure sustainable sources of quality assured biomass fuels of the correct specification

Claire Hoyles - Forever Fuels
13:30 - Ignition Large Scale Biomass
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A case study on a large scale (500kW+) commercial biomass boiler receiving RHI payment including technical challenges, lessons learnt and economics.

John Farquhar - SAC Consulting
14:15 - Ignition Biomass fuel stores & feed systems
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Fuel stores and feed mechanisms are a vital part of a biomass installation, but one which people frequently get wrong. A few ‘do’s and don’ts’ will ensure you get it right, first time.

Neil Harrison - re:heat
15:00 - Ignition Biomass pellet fuel delivery system
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Biomass boiler installations present different opportunities and constraints when it comes to deciding on what the best fit system for delivery is. This seminar will look at the delivery implications of pellet fuel, contrainsts and economics.

Natalie Ranat - Billington Bioenergy

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10:15 - Smart Buildings Creating future proof and economic local heating solutions for the UK
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With heat accounting for over 40% of the UK’s demand for energy, and domestic heating for almost 20% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, the Energy Technologies Institute Smart Systems and Heat programme aims, with a focus on the consumer, to create and demonstrate the tools and capability to provide practical, economic local heating solutions across the UK enabling a future heat transition

Simon Hyams, Business Development Director - ETI
11:15 - Smart Buildings Why aren’t heating controls in every home?
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New research by TACMA, the heating controls group within BEAMA, shows that conventional and readily available controls have the technical potential to reduce home energy bills by 40%. At the same time we know that householders use their heating systems in a variety of sub-optimal ways in order to maintain comfortable conditions and manage their heating costs. This presentation will cover the latest technical and behavioural research on this issue and propose ways to ensure that every home has a good set of heating controls to ensure both comfort and efficiency. 

Colin Timmins - TACMA
13:15 - Smart Buildings Heat contol and metering in multi-occupancy dwellings
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Sindar Singh, climate control product market manager for Pegler Yorkshire, discusses energy saving solutions for multi-occupancy dwellings and why Heat Interface Units (HIUs) are fast becoming the product of choice in the delivery of heat and hot water.  He will also cover the ease of which data management can be integrated, providing facility managers with precise energy consumption information.

Sindar Singh - Pegler Yorkshire
14:00 - Smart Buildings Back to the Future; Lessons learned       from recent Smart Homes
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In this session, John O’Brien from BRE asks where is “smart” technology leading us and how does it tie into delivering comfort, health and well-being, and of course energy savings.

John O'Brien - BRE
14:45 - Smart Buildings Current research and results from the Salford Energy House
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This session will highlight the recent research work carried out under lab conditions at the Energy House at the University of Salford with some interesting findings, from simple behaviour based interventions, through to full scale retrofits, all carried out under carefully monitored and controlled conditions.

Richard Fitton - Salford University

Foyer Room

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10:00 - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities GM’s Green Deal Framework
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An outline of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s New Green Deal Framework with input from our delivery partners Keepmoat Regeneration, Wates Living Space and Willmott Dixon

AGMA, Keepmoat Regeneration, Wates Living Space, Willmott Dixon
11:00 - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Low Carbon Business Support
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ENWORKS will provide an overview of the business support available to Greater Manchester businesses, especially those in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector (LCEGS) or those wanting to diversity into this sector

AGMA, ENWORKS

CPD

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10:00 - CPD seminar Technical changes to RDSAP and Green Deal in late 2014
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This session will update delegates on the forthcoming changes expected to go live in RDSAP and Green Deal assessment software in late 2014.  Description

Dyfrig Hughes – NES
11:00 - CPD seminar Hard-to-treat properties and ECO
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Hard-to-treat properties and ECO
ECO aims to insulate the hard-to-treat properties, but what are they?
How many dwellings could potentially need this kind of treatment and
what are the options available?

Mark Weaver - Weber
12:00 - CPD seminar Greenwash and its antidote
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Green or Greenwash? How can we ensure we specify green building products rather than succumb to misleading marketing claims? Sandy Patience, architect and editor at GreenSpec.co.uk, looks at the many faces of Greenwash, what we should be aware of and how we can resist its (sometimes literal) oily charms.

Sandy Patience - GreenSpec.co.uk
13:15 - CPD seminar New Part L Building Regs Compliance
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A guide to achieving Part L 2013 using high performance PIR insulation

TBC - Celotex

Training Hub

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10:00 - Renewables An Introduction to the Renewable Heat Incentive
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In this seminar, Steve Roberts will guide us through the ins and outs of the Government’s flagship eco-legislation, the RHI.

Steve Roberts, Head of Market Intelligence - DECC
11:00 - Renewables Thermodynamics
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A look at a British engineered renewable technology which can provide the majority of your running hot water twenty four hours a day, seven days a week whether its raining, cloudy or snowing out side.

Malcolm Stratford - Magic Thermodynamic Box
12:00 - Renewables Renewables Insurance schemes
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The seminar is to explain the insurance requirements for operators and installation contractors of Renewable Energy Systems. Giving an explanation of the main specialist insurance requirements that should be considered, along with sharing claims experiences.

Carl Gurney - Jelf Group
13:30 - Training Metering requirements for the RHI
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Some customers joining the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will need to install meters to receive payments. This presentation explains the situations where metering is needed, and the detailed requirements that Installers must follow.

Steve Davies - NICEIC & ELECSA
14:30 - Training MCS update
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A look at the MCS training schemes.

Tom Chapman - Gemserv

Green Deal Arena

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10:00 - Debate session How can commercial buildings save energy?
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A look at what businesses can do to make their buildings better, and whether or not it makes good business sense to become ‘green’.

Matt Fulford - Inspired Efficiency, Todd Holden - Enworks, Steve Harris - Schneider Electric & Kerry Mashford - NEF
11:30 - Debate session What lies ahead for Green Deal?
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This “world first” in eco-legislation has not had the start that the Government had planned, here we will discuss what the future holds for the Green Deal.

Phyllis Boardman OBE, Russell Smith - Parity Projects, Andrew Mellor PRP Architects & TBC
13:00 - Debate session The reality of zero carbon buildings
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A debate centred on what can be done to ensure that both new and old buildings can become zero carbon.

Chair: Sandy Patience - GreenSpec Panel: Rob Pannell - Zero Carbon Hub, Kevin Boniface - Sustain, Duncan Price - Verco Global & Mike Stevenson - Fabric First Academy
14:00 - Debate session Low carbon cities
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A debate centred on what can be done to make our cities low carbon, and whether or not we can achieve the targets set forth by the Government.

Chair: Kevin Houston - ACP, Panel: Duncan Price - Verco Global, Steve Turner - Manchester City Council, Dr Grant Bourhill - ETI & Todd Holden - Enworks