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Energy 2018

Renewable energy topics under discussion will include the new policy thinking for the low energy retrofit sector coming out of the Each Home Counts review, and how Britain will implement the clean growth strategy to meet its legally binding carbon budgets.

The REA Theatre, sponsored by the Renewable Energy Association, will bring visitors up to speed on the latest regulations and future thinking, with sessions on innovations in clean fuels, battery storage and solar tiles. Also look out for:

  • Green strategy – energy policy post-Brexit, with former Green Party leader and current Sheffield MP, Natalie Bennett, and Nina Skorupska, from the Renewable Energy Association
  • The Planning and Energy Act 2008 with Ian Manders, the UK energy in buildings policy advisor for the Danish Embassy
  • EVs in our cities (solar carports)
  • Power for a cleaner, quieter world, with Dennis Hayter from Intelligent Energy.

Another topic that should receive significant coverage will be the Renewable Energy Association’s recently launched position paper urging the government to upgrade the traditional one-phase electrical housing supply to a three-phase system. This would facilitate greater EV charging, solar deployment and renewable heat installation, and the topic is sure to spark debate.

The dedicated Sustainability Hub will also feature experts tackling the issues facing FMs on a daily basis, including air quality, humidity, large air-conditioned buildings and ventilation.

Tickets to Energy 2018 allow access to other UKCW shows, including Building Tech Live, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Surface and Materials Show, Plant and Machinery Live, HVAC 2018, Build Show and Grand Designs Live. Other features and events include:

  • A presentation on the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations at the Building Tech Live Theatre, delivered by Voltimum and ECA. Other topics include: low fire hazard cables, emergency lighting and fire alarm standards update, cybersecurity for smart buildings, building management systems and the Voltimum Smart Awards.
  • The Digital Construction Hub, which will delve into intelligent big data in building facilities and services, IoT and innovation in construction and the safety culture. Talks include Naghman Khan from IES and Dr David Greenberg, founder of EAVE.
  • The UKCW Stage, with high-level discussion around important industry issues and a strong focus on the lessons learned in the past year, such as fire safety and how the industry is moving forward. Speakers include Barbara Res, the project manager behind Trump Tower, sharing insights into her experiences as a female in construction and working with Donald Trump. Advanced booking is essential.
  • Announcement of the Role Models campaign winner on 10 October on the UKCW Stage, following the shortlisting of 36 people from more than 130 entries.
  • An introduction to the new hub supported by the Access Industry Forum dedicated to safety when working at height, including sessions on mobile access towers, ladders and stepladders, lighting protection and changes to the scaffolding industry.
  • The Central Bar, located in Hall 9, sponsored by Elliott Group, and the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux, with live bands, street food and rockaoke. There will also be a Gin and Fizz bar and FIX Radio will be broadcasting from the festival for all three days.

Free tickets for visitors are available from www.energyliveshow.co.uk, where you can also keep up-to-date with the latest information about exhibitors, product launches and speakers. You can also follow developments on Twitter at @UKenergyshow or using the hashtag #Energy2018.

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