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Tuesday 1 December


elemental talks in association with BEAMA: Day 1 - Future Home Technologies

Day one of this series will focus on future home technologies.

While this might conjure up a picture of sensor-driven technologies that control devices and monitor energy use, even with mass uptake they will only make a small contribution to achieving the target of net zero carbon by 2050. Much more fundamental changes will be need to our housing stock, involving complete decarbonization – removing our reliance on natural gas-fired boilers in favour of heat pumps, electric heating, district heat networks, and gas grid alternatives such as biogas and hydrogen.

The first day will include three sessions, further details of which will be announced shortly.

10am – Presentation by Chris Jones, COO HomeLINK

1pm – Roundtable discussion on Future Technologies with BEAMA, Trustmark and Energy Systems Catapult

Speakers include:

  • Chris Jones – Chief Operating Officer – HomeLINK
  • Simon Ayers – Chief Executive – TrustMark
  • Rebecca Lane – Business Modelling Consultant – Energy Catapult
  • Jeremy Yapp – BEAMA


Wednesday 2 December


Skills for decarbonisation of the heating industry

A panel of experts discuss the skills required in hydrogen and electrification of heating to help make the green revolution happen

As the UK government has just laid out its 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, it will be up to industry to align the skills and workforce to make this happen. The decarbonisation of heat over the next decade will require expertise in both hydrogen and electrification and the ability to develop coordinated systems in the countries homes. The panel of experts from the heating industry will discuss how the existing skills can be deployed and what new skills will be required.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Barson – Vaillant Group
  • John Trenell – Tailored Heat
  • Richard Burrows – Mid Wales Plumbing and Heating

Thursday 3 December


Healthy Buildings

Part of our series with BEAMA, this roundtable discussion will look at Healthy Buildings.

As most of us typically spend 90% of our time inside, it is critical that buildings provide healthy and comfortable living and working conditions. A particular concern is the increasing evidence that poor indoor air quality is having a damaging effect on many people’s health, being responsible for thousands of deaths per year, healthcare costs in the millions and wider economic costs that are even greater.

This expert panel will discuss the current evidence on the causes and impacts of poor indoor air quality, potential technical and political solutions, and a wider view on how we can make our buildings healthier.

Speakers include:

Jade Lewis, Chief Executive of Sustainable Energy Association

Dr Marcella Ucci, Bartlett’s UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London

Keith Ritchie (Chairman of BEAMA Ventilation and Executive Chairman of Titon)



Monday 7 December


Living Lab - Smart Home Ecosystem

An elemental talks roundtable on Living Lab and the smart home ecosystem with panellists from Tado, SNRG, ES Catapult and Project Etopia

The discussion will explore a number of topics including:

  • The future energy market and its impact on housing
  • The change to the supply in the future energy market
  • Smart intelligence
  • Netzero homes
  • How to delight your consumer
  • The importance of the Living Lab on the road to NetZero

Speakers include:

  • Alec Hussain – Co Founder of SNRG
  • Rosanna Lawn – Global Brand & Strategic Partnership Director at Project Etopia
  • Ian Turk – Product Manager, Living Lab
  • Richard Sephton – Retail & Solution Sales Manager (UK & I), Tado

Wednesday 9 December


District Energy Session 3: The heat networks investment project

This session was joined by Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, the team delivering the Heat Networks Investment Project. The session will go through a series of scenarios and examples around investment and funding in relation to district heating projects. The discussion will cover current as well as past examples and look at the future investment opportunities.

Speakers include:

Justin Etherington – Buro Happold

Ken Hunnisett  – Project Director for Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management

Samantha Crichton – Senior Consultant at Ecuity Consultancy LLP, part of Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management

Alasdair Young – Partner at BuroHappold

Thursday 10 December


How does indoor air quality affect wellbeing?

This session will explore the positive wellbeing opportunities associated with good IAQ and ventilation – such as increased productivity (office), improved attention-spans (education), faster recovery (health), better sleep (domestic), etc.
With residential schemes, it will look at everything from passivhaus, to how the supply chain for sustainable products and materials can help, not hinder, implementation of successful solutions — whether working bespoke, or at scale.
It will also focus on design and engineering for projects in the education sector, with the panel discussing what lessons can be learned about indoor air quality and ventilation, plus how climate-adaptive innovation can be integrated within budget.
Finally, it will look at how good IEQ can be viewed within a more holistic approach to biophilic design, with wellbeing driving the process as an essential criterion, rather just a nice-to-have.

There will also be a chance to share your questions with the panel LIVE – so click to register to save your space!

Speakers include:

The panel will be hosted by Jim McClelland, with special guests:

  • Richard Daniels, Environmental Engineer within the DfE Technical Standards division
  • Justin Bere, Principal, Justin Bere Architects
  • Will Kirkman, Managing Director, Ecomerchant
  • Oliver Heath, Biophilic Design Consultant, TV presenter, Direct at Oliver Heath Design
  • John Felgate, Stiebel Eltron

Wednesday 16 December


The future of district heating

The fourth and final session in this series on District Energy hosted by Buro Happold and sponsored by Danfoss will look at what does the future hold for district heating in the UK? This session will look future technologies, applications and innovations in district energy. The panel will debate the direction of the market, how innovation in technology can open up new opportunities and what barriers need removing.

Speakers include:

Justin Etherington – Buro Happold

Phil Proctor – Buro Happold

Paul Foulkes – KNX business manager – Theben UK

Tom Elliott – Energy Catapult

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