Low carbon energy revolution: how to turn buildings into power stations
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Low carbon energy revolution: how to turn buildings into power stations

Low carbon energy revolution: how to turn buildings into power stations

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Village Hotel, Swansea

Langdon Rd

Swansea, United Kingdom

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Take the opportunity to meet like-minded innovators in the building evolution, energy revolution ecosystem and hear from industry experts on:

  • The big energy challenges that create opportunities
  • Regional excellence – what is already happening - hear from innovative local authorities on their regional plans for rollout
  • The Active Classroom – visit a brand new way of delivering buildings, more quickly with better performance and energy positive
  • Networking to meet innovators and potential collaborators
  • Research excellence – the future is bright

Are you an innovative company or organisation that wants to help drive and deliver new market opportunities in a low carbon energy revolution?

Are you interested in developing and exploiting new products, technologies and systems for buildings? Can you help create new routes to market and add value by enabling buildings to generate more energy than they need?

For those who can see beyond traditional supply chains and existing ways of doing things…Join us in identifying the opportunities for the future and working together to create a new industry.

Who will benefit from attending the conference:
Anyone with a passion on how innovation can revolutionise energy systems and buildings.
• Innovators; SMEs; investment professionals and multinationals;
• Public sector policy makers and funders (UK, Wales and LAs)
• Sector-based professionals (construction, energy, IoT, manufacturing, advanced materials….)
• Building services, developers, systems integrators, architects, registered social landlords etc.



Day 1 – October 4th – Village Hotel, Swansea

10.00am Arrival and refreshments

Why we need a Low Carbon Energy Revolution

10.30am Welcome

10.45am Keynote speaker       

Kevin Bygate (CEO, SPECIFIC)

11.00am Buildings as power stations: a low carbon energy revolution    

Professor Dave Worsley (Research Director, SPECIFIC) & Paul Jones (Technology Director, SPECIFIC)

11.30am The energy challenge – a global perspective   

Professor Peter Head (CEO, Eco-Sequestration Trust)

11.45pm Interview panel - The Energy Challenge – policy, people and practice

Andris Bankovskis (Chair, 4D Energy)

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh (Cardiff University)

David Toman (CEO, Princes Foundation for building community)

12.15pm Being greener – enabling homes and businesses to become more energy efficient

Allison Cawley (Being Greener Manager, Melin)

12.30pm Networking lunch

Innovation and Market Opportunity

1.30pm How collaboration drives innovation     

Jan Bell (Commercial Engagement Director, SPECIFIC) 

1.45pm Innovation in steel construction materials

Jonathan Clemens (Head of Marketing for Construction & Infrastructure, Tata Steel) 

2.15pm Sustainable buildings and their supply chain

David Mason (Senior Sustainability Manager, Skanska)

Jo Charles (Principal Sustainable Development Lead, Willmott Dixon) 

2.45pm Refreshment break

3.15pm Social Housing: Tackling fuel poverty through innovation

Elfed Roberts (Head of Projects, Pobl) 

3.45pm The benefits of innovation in the public sector

Steve Phillips (CEO, Neath Port Talbot Council) 

4.15pm An practical and affordable low carbon systems approach to domestic retrofit

Dr Jo Patterson (SPECIFIC, Cardiff University) 

4.45pm Networking

5.00pm Close

6.30pm Networking reception

7.30pm Conference dinner opening speech

Professor Richard Davies (VC, Swansea University)


Day 2 - October 5th - Village Hotel, Bay Campus & Solar Heat Energy Demonstrator (SHED) building

8.30am Arrival and refreshments

9.00am Active Classroom

Joanna Morgan (Building Integration Manager, SPECIFIC) & Dr Richard Lewis (Senior Technology

Transfer Fellow, SPECIFIC) 

9.30am Talks from Active Classroom technology partners

Matrix Structures - Phil Bagnall (MD, Matrix Structures)

BIPVCo - Daniel Pillai (CEO, BIPVCo)

Tata Steel - Murray Bean (Director, Construction Solutions, SBEC)

10.25am Refreshment break

10.45am Coach to Bay Campus

Bay Campus & Active Classroom Tours

11.05am Tour of the Active Classroom

             Tour of labs and Bay Campus

12.15pm Coach to the SHED (Solar Heat Energy Demonstrator)

12.35pm Networking lunch at the SHED 

1.30pm Working with SPECIFIC

Dr Christian Bryant (Research Commercialisation and Industry Engagement Manager, SPECIFIC)

SHED Technology Tours

1.45pm Generate technology    Dr Trystan Watson (Associate Professor, SPECIFIC)

            Systems integration technology Dr Chris Weirman (Programme Manager – Demo & Scale-Up, SPECIFIC)

2.20pm Refreshment break 

2.50pm Release technology      Dr Bruce Philip (Technology Transfer Fellow, SPECIFIC)

            Interseasonal heat storage        Dr Jon Elvins (Senior Technology Transfer Fellow, SPECIFIC) & Murray Bean (Director, Construction Solutions, SBEC)

           Solar thermal water storage      Paul Jones (Technology Director, SPECIFIC)

3.45pm Closing remarks           Kevin Bygate (CEO, SPECIFIC)

4.00pm Coach back to Village Hotel

4.30pm Close


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will be free parking available at the Village hotel. A coach has been organised for the trip on day 2 to the Active Classroom and SHED building. Delegates are welcome to either use this free transport that will return them to the Village hotel at the end of the day or are welcome to drive their own vehicles and then leave directly from the SHED on Wednesday. Please note, you will need to pay for parking when visiting the Active Classroom on the Bay Campus if driving your own vehicle.

Are there discounts available for those staying at the Village Hotel?

Yes, please enter the code PRO10A when booking for a 10% discount.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?



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