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elemental webinars actively create opportunities for training, discussions and continuous personal development. Our roundtables, sessions, and workshops allow our audience and brands to engage in developing bespoke solutions across a range of heat, water, air and energy applications.

Timetable
Monday 21 June

1pm

The secret to keeping your water supply safe

Compliance is an essential part of supplying water fittings in the UK, and for connection to the water supply. This seminar looks at the vital roles and relationships that keep our water supply safe.

At the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, it has been at the heart of our strategy since 2019. Members of the association spend considerable percentages of their budget ensuring they meet the exceptionally high standards required in the UK to protect the water supply from contamination by materials, or water being pulled into the system by backflow or back siphonage through negative pressure in the water system.

The regulations require products to be of an appropriate standard and be suitable for the circumstances they are used for. Therefore, preventing waste, misuse, undue consumption or contamination of water supply and erroneous measurement of water supplied. This is commonly referred to as ‘Regulation 4 complaint’ and is in reference to The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 Paragraph 4 Requirements for Water Fittings, Paragraph 1.

Find out more about the relationship between manufacturers, water companies, DEFRA, the approval houses, specifiers, contractors, distributors, retailers, architects and installers, and how all these people play an important role in keeping our water supply safe.

 

Speakers:

Tom Reynolds – Chief Executive – BMA (Chair)
Andy Mclean – Technical Director – BMA
David Jay – Business Manager – KIWA UK
Alex Hyslop – Product and Services Manager – Mira Showers
Sigi Herring – Managing Director – Bathroom Engineering


Thursday 24 June

1pm

The importance of improved indoor air quality

The quality of the air we breathe is integral to our health. Most of us spend a significant amount of time indoors and the current pandemic has brought to life the huge issues we have with our indoor air quality.

In this session, brought you by elemental, we bring together the experts who are working on the frontline, creating sustainable and healthy buildings.

We’ll tackle the hurdles, the pitfalls and the innovations in order to really breakdown the importance of improved indoor air quality and the roadmap to achieve it.

Join the session and have your say. Pose your questions to our experts.

This session is sponsored by Domus Ventilation.

Speakers:

David Frise – BESA (Chair)

David Frimpong  – Domus Ventilation

Rosanna Lawn – Global Brand & Strategic Partnership Director – Project Etopia

Ben Abel – Director – Hilson Moran

Nathan Wood – Director – Farmwood

Clifton Gordon – Director – VentfiltersRus Ltd


Wednesday 30 June

1pm

How can we future-proof the growth of UK heat networks?

Seen as a critical building block in the recently released Sixth Carbon Budget, heat networks are targeted to meet towards 20% of the UK’s low-carbon heat requirements come 2050. Given that they have only been delivering about a tenth of that amount to date, the scale of the task and the extent of the country’s Net Zero ambition is clear.

The Government is a strong advocate for the energy-efficient and cost-effective attributes of heat networks, which offer the promise of both carbon reduction and lower bills for consumers. The question remains however, how such a dramatic growth rate can be achieved successfully with minimum development and operational risk.

In short, the webinar will explore how we can future-proof the roll-out of UK heat networks.

The discussion will explore both the impact of innovation in the marketplace — around the likes of continuous commissioning, plus support for advanced management tools — and recent guidance updates — including CP1 (2020) Code of Practice, published in January this year, which represents a significant upgrade on the previous 2015 version.

By way of context, the debate will also look at lessons to be learned from success stories with heat networks in other countries and communities, such as those in Scandinavia. 

This session is sponsored by Altecnic.

SPEAKERS:

Neil Parry – Head of Specification – Altecnic

Gareth Jones – Fairheat


Wednesday 14 July

1pm

The Path to Net-zero for Food & Retail

A net zero strategy is critical for the Food & Retail sector. Join sector experts for an interactive discussion on the path forward.

Due to climate change food and retail businesses are at risk of disruption. According to the UN’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land, the sector is responsible for nearly a third of the total greenhouse gas emissions. In turn, investors, regulators, and consumers have increased pressure to make food & retail more sustainable.

Companies are increasingly setting emissions targets and positioning operations to supply products that are more climate friendly.

In this roundtable, sector experts will share years of practical insights including:

  • Setting realistic emission reduction goals
  • Technology and operation considerations
  • Leveraging innovative financial models
  • Managing complex internal stakeholder environments

Hosted by Jim McClelland of SustMeme

Speakers:

Anna Dawson – Group Head of Energy at Tesco PLC

Mark Chadwick – Managing Director of Sustainability Solutions at Engie Impact

Emma Piercy – Head of Climate Change & Energy Policy at Food & Drink Federation


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