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
10.45am 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)
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
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?