When it comes to energy efficiency the public sector has a comparatively strong record and dynamic leaders are showing the way they have implemented successful energy efficiency strategies including procurement, planning, financing and staff training at EMEX, on 11-12 November in London.


On Wednesday 11 November

13:50 – 14:20 – Successful (and replicable!) implementation of effective energy management.

Alexandra Hammond, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, will share first-hand experience of implementing one of the largest and most complex energy performance contracts in the public sector and share the key learnings from the project that can be replicated across industry and the public sector.

15:10 – 15:40 – Energy Performance Contracts – the answer to financing energy efficiency

  • Keith Pedder – Energy and Engineering Director, Bouygues Energies & Services
  • Ian Jeffries – Performance Management & Market Analysis, EEVS
  • Alexandra Hammond – Environmental Sustainability Manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The do’ and don’ts of understanding and signing Energy Performance Contracts.

On Thursday 12 November

11:10 – 11:40 – Reducing heating costs across Lincolnshire County Council’s Schools Estate.

  • Geoff Newman – Business Development Director, Sabien Technology
  • Steve Golightly – Environmental Services, Lincolnshire County Council

During 2014 and 2015 Lincolnshire County Council installed boiler controls to over 1,000 boilers within their school estate in a drive to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. The latest measurement and verification has is showing a 13% reduction in the heating and hot water costs within the schools.

The project is unique in a number of ways 1) the way Lincolnshire County Council funded the project and gained buy-in from the Education department and headmasters, 2) it is believed to the biggest project of its kind in the UK and Europe.

Session Take Away

  1. How to engage multiple stakeholders to invest in energy efficiency
  2. How to overcome resistance from internal stakeholders
  3. Embracing new innovation the checks and tests required
  4. How to really verify the energy savings being delivered
  5. How to deliver an energy efficiency project in over 300 buildings

13:10 – 13:40 – Lessons from RE:FIT – a public sector Energy Performance Contract Framework Programme

  • Tom Parrot – Energy Manager, Kingston University
  • Karen Dell – Head of Sustainability, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Rob Spender – Programme Director FTC – RE:FIT, Greater London Authority

This session will provide you with a brief introduction to RE:FIT and the Energy Performance Contracting approach for the public sector and will present lessons and experiences of Energy Performance Contracting at Kew Gardens and DECC.

The session aims to give you the main learnings from RE:FIT from 2011-2015 and how best to use a EPC for the UK public sector.

“Given DECC’s previous success, finding further carbon was always going to be challenging. The RE:FIT programme brought fresh ideas to this challenge and the support of the RE:FIT Programme Delivery Unit was very helpful” Karen Dell, Head of Sustainability, DECC.

Session Take Away

  1. Familiarisation / understanding of an Energy Performance Contracting approach (using RE:FIT as an example) for the UK public sector and key elements of the approach
  2. The costs & benefits and risks (pros and cons) of the EPC approach; what to look out for when looking at EPC options
  3. Live experience from two clients who have used RE:FIT / Energy Performance Contracting to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings (Kew Gardens and DECC, both Listed or UNESCO World Heritage sites)
  4. Key lessons from delivering RE:FIT from 2011-2015
  5. Summary

13:10 – 13:40 – Case Study: Being an Energy Manager in public & private sector

  • Roger Low – Chartered Energy Manager, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Ministry of Defence)

Understand how the role of an energy manager differs in the private & public sector and what are the challenges, & solutions, in each environment

13:50 – 14:20 – How to integrate an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) into an existing PFI contract

  • Fiona Daly – Environmental Manager, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Richard Byers – Head of Green Business, Skanska

The session will cover the innovative partnership which is delivering triple bottom line savings for the trust in terms of environmental, social and financial sustainability. It will cover the first full integration of an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) into an existing PFI contract and show how trusting and valued partnerships can deliver lasting value for the NHS and its wider community.

13:50 – 14:20 – Ecoversity – Delivering a One Planet Low Carbon Campus 2025

  • Clive Wilson – Director of Estates and Facilities, University of Bradford

Ecoversity is the University of Bradford’s programme of embedding sustainable development across all activities. It is an ambitious and visionary programme creating change across the whole of the University. Ecoversity is not just about how to build and run the estate or just the environment – it is also about:

  • How to embed sustainable development into the formal and informal learning experience of all students
  • Involving all staff, students and visitors
  • Addressing social responsibilities
  • Fostering a sense of community and engendering wellbeing

15:10 – 15:40 – EnPC – Successful Deployment in Local Government

  • John Harrison – Executive Director, Resources, Peterborough Council

Utilising the OJEU compliant Framework procured by Peterborough City council, they have successfully deployed now a number of EnPC contracts with Honeywell. In this session, the Corporate Director of Resources – John Harrison, supported by Honeywell, will demonstrate how he has transformed this into a new source of funds for the Council (PCC are realising new funds of up to £4.5M) and how the Framework is available to all other Local Authorities, allowing them a fast and simple access to realise the same benefits.

Session Take Away

  1. Greater Understanding of benefits of EnPC.
  2. Case Study of savings realised using EnPC in the UK in a local authority context.
  3. Lessons learnt from the projects and how to access the Framework.

15:10 – 16:10 – Public Sector Sustainability Awards

The public sector facility, energy, sustainability and estates management awards. To be followed by a drinks reception in the networking area.

2015 Nominees

Ashford Borough Council HMRC
Aspire Defence Services Limited Houses of Parliament
Aston University Kent Police
Avon and Somerset Constabulary L&Q
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Lincolnshire County Council
Bedford Borough Council London Borough of Lambeth
Borough of Lambeth London Metropolitan University
Borough of Poole North Bristol NHS Trust
Centro North West Ambulance Service
City & County of Swansea Northamptonshire county council
City and County of Swansea Nottingham Trent University
City and County of Swansea Oakham School
Coleg Cambria Oxford City Council
Coleg Gwent South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Edge Hill University St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals
Environment Agency University of St. Andrews
Exeter City Council Warwickshire County Council
Glasgow City Council West London Alliance
 Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


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