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ParkPower Half-Day Conference

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ParkPower Conference 2020: Utilising public open space assets to decarbonise our energy system

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This half-day conference is aimed at public sector staff, partners and their contractors to understand the potential of public open spaces for green energy.

Venue: The Barracks Conference Centre, Stirling - the venue has recently opened next to the Vue cinema, 5 minutes walk from Stirling train station with a large public car park directly opposite. The building is heated by the recently commissioned Stirling Council District Heat Network.

The conference is aiming to bring together officers, managers and elected representatives across Scotland working in national and local government, NHS, housing associations, higher education, utilities and others involved in managing land assets.

The event will be the primary forum for sharing the results of an 18 month Rethinking Parks project to understand the potential of public greenspace to host new energy infrastructure and support low carbon energy services. It will also feedback on feasibility work funded through Local Energy Scotland's CARES scheme investigating low carbon energy options in 5 public parks in Falkirk and North Lanarkshire.

Representatives from our consultants, Ramboll and Locogen, together with project partners will be in attendance to present project outcomes and discuss their implications.

The programme below should be of relevance to staff working in areas of energy, sustainability, property and asset management, greenspace management, planning and regeneration, housing, transport and community empowerment.

PROGRAMME

9:15 – 9:45am: Registration, tea & coffee

Introduction – Chair Julie Procter, CEO, greenspace scotland

Public greenspace – asset or liability? speaker TBC

Greenspace, energy and the climate emergency – John Maslen, greenspace scotland and Hugh Muschamp, Resource Efficient Solutions / Fife Council

Identifying energy from greenspace opportunities across Scotland and the impact on energy masterplanning and LHEES – Guy Milligan, Principal Consultant, Energy Strategy & Planning, Ramboll

Refreshment Break

Saughton Park, a UK leading low carbon park - Linda Anglin, Green Spacees Senior Project Manager, City of Edinburgh Council

Exploring energy options in Falkirk and North Lanarkshire – David Linsley-Hood, Director, Locogen Consulting

'Farming' underground heat in Hackney’s greenspaces and the wider potential for ground source heat pumps – Scene / Possible

Q&A panel with presenters

Closing remarks – John Maslen, ParkPower Manager, greenspace scotland

13:00 Optional networking lunch / tea & coffee – close 14:15.

For more on the ParkPower programme and its outputs see www.parkpower.org.uk

The event has been kindly sponsored by Ramboll, energy and infrastructure consultants for sustainable societies.

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greenspace scotland is Scotland's parks and greenspace charity. We work with a wide range of local and national partners to support the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces and green networks as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities. We are a social enterprise and an independent charitable company.

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC034078

greenspace scotland | Jubilee House | Forthside Way | Stirling | FK8 1QZ

info@greenspacescotland.org.uk | www.greenspacescotland.org.uk | 01786 849757

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