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Energy management is top of agenda at Energy Event

14 August 2015

FMs are faced with a range of important challenges in managing and reducing fuel consumption across their buildings and estates. The Energy Event, taking place on 15-16 September 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham is free-to-attend and will offer FMs all the advice and support they need to deliver the cost and energy savings required.

“In this constantly changing environment, keeping up to speed with legislation, the new energy management technologies and best practice will be essential,” comments Alison Willis, Environment Portfolio Director at i2i events. “With the ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) deadline due in December this will be on many ‘to do’ lists up and down the country as we enter the second half of the year. This various technological advancements happening in the industry such as the Internet of Things is also having a huge impact. It is important to FMs to keep abreast of these issues and the Energy Event is the perfect place to answer all of their questions.”

The Energy Event will provide the chance for FMs to find out more about ESOS and understand what steps their business will need to take. As part of the seminar content in the Energy Information Theatre, the topic of ESOS compliance will be covered, looking at what businesses might still need to do before the deadline.

A second session will look to the future and investigate how these energy contingency plans can be implemented. It will look at best practice in the sector and the long term investments that can be made to deliver an effective energy policy, working alongside the ISO 50001 framework for energy management systems.

Another key area of focus for the energy management sector is the Internet of Things and big data. Seizing the potential of big data is essential for FMs today. Incorporating new technology such as smart sensors into a building can provide better and more accurate data on energy consumption. This data can then be used to deliver higher energy efficiency. However, common challenges occur, including poor data quality and integration, fragmented use of analytics and confusing ownership.

Again a focussed keynote session in the Energy Information Theatre will address these issues. Gerd Kortuem, Professor of Computing at the Open University, will help to demystify big data and the internet of things, as well as providing key examples of how best to capitalise on your own data to provide vital insights into this area for FMs. 

The Energy Event will also provide a platform for FMs to understand funding issues around energy management schemes, including EMR, the Levy Control Framework, Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in tariffs.  Sound advice from sector experts and best practice case studies from organisations, such as, Tesco plc, News UK, Whitbread plc and Costa Coffee will be sharing important lessons for FMs seeking to improve energy management within their own buildings.

The Energy Event and its co-located exhibitions, the Renewables and Water Events, will also provide access to the services, products and advice of more than 190 exhibitors including Corona Energy, Philips Lighting, BIU British Independent Utilities, British Gas Business, Haven Power, Dart Valley Systems Limited, Schneider Electric Ltd, Severn Trent, Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd, InTouch - IS Ltd, Lucy Electric, Clarke Energy, Water Direct, Business Stream, Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd, Kelda Water Services Retail Ltd, ASL Holdings Ltd, Lark Energy, Lightsource RE, Business Stream, Siemens Financial Services, Thames Water, Waterscan Ltd, Wingas, SSE, Source for Business, United Utilities, Anglian Water, National Grid, Carlo Gavazzi, and many more.

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