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Energy Saving Convention 2016

November 24, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Energy Saving Convention: A Smarter Future for Sustainable Energy in Buildings


A Smarter Future for Sustainable Energy in Buildings

This year we have 6 highly influential and inspiring speakers that have scanned the future in their field and tell us how smart technology can help designers, manufacturers, builders and users of buildings to save energy.

Alastair Parvin founder of the Wikihouse project will tell us how his open source housing concept can allow the people to design and ‘print’ their own houses and how this innovative, off-site approach can positively impact on the supply of low cost homes in UK and globally.

Jimmy Aldridge IPPR will explain the newly announced changes to government policy and regulation (November 2016 planned policy announcement). It will be interesting to compare the UK government’s view on possible changes to with that of our exciting speakers.

Bill Dunster of ZEDfactory champion of zero-carbon building designs will explain how sustainable development is both affordable and achievable within current market constraints.

Jeremy Williams who’s influential blog has been scanning the domestic and global energy horizons for many years will give us an insight into the one of the big drivers which will transform the global energy usage landscape; battery storage.

Katie Critchlow of Powervault looking at the energy storage scene – will be able to inform on battery technology and explain the predicted cost reductions over the next 5 years.

Jonathan Berry of Western Power Distribution will explain how the grid infrastructure is changing to a SMART grid to accommodate the renewable energy revolution and the opportunities this will bring to business and society. 

Why attend?

Well if you are looking for new business ideas and opportunities, or want to check out what others in your interest areas are up to then this is the event for you.

To find out more please contact us on 01902 321028 or via email at becci@wlv.ac.uk

Energy Saving Convention

A Smarter Future for Sustainable Energy in Buildings

Climate KIC and the University of Wolverhampton are delighted to bring you this year’s Energy Saving Convention held at the iconic venue of ICentrum in the heart of the West Midlands. For this second Energy Saving Convention, we are delighted to welcome Climate KIC as our partners.

This year we have arranged for some inspiring speakers to look towards the future and consider how smart technology can help designers, manufacturers and users of buildings to deploy sustainable energy solutions to deliver low carbon, low cost and highly desirable buildings.


8.30    Registration, exhibition, networking and refreshments.

9.20    Opening address and welcome by University of Wolverhampton (Paul Hampton BECCI Director and Head of Built Environment, Faculty of Science & Engineering) and Tom Mitchell UK & Ireland Director Climate KIC

9.40    Moderator to introduce format for the event (Richard Davies MBE – Entrepreneur)

9.50    Horizon Scanning – Understanding the big drivers that will impact housing and buildings (Jeremy Williams – Make Wealth History)

10.20 What will homes and offices of the future look like? (Bill Dunster – ZED Factory)


11.05  Future direction of policy and regulation (Jimmy Aldridge – IPPR)

11.35 How will the Grid deal with renewable energy (Jonathan Berry – Western Power Distribution)

12.05 Update from the Wikihouse Heroes to review progress

12.15 Lunch, exhibition and networking opportunity

13.30 Smart Design and Manufacturing (Alastair Parvin – Architecture00 – Wikihouse Built Environment ClimateKIC accelerator)

14.00  Smart Energy Usage; energy storage in domestic and commercial buildings (Katie Critchlow – Powervault)

14.30  Plenary Q&A                                   

15.00 Close of convention – refreshments will be available

For more information and to register please click here


November 24, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus
Holt Street
Birmingham, B7 4BP United Kingdom
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0121 250 3500