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Coffee, Registration and Networking
Morning Tea/Coffee and Networking
Learning and Implementation: Master Class Session 1
Helping delegates make good LED lighting choices

Benefits of attending:
LED lighting has arrived and it is nothing short of revolutionary. LEDs can deliver beautiful light whilst dramatically reducing maintenance costs and energy consumption in a sustainable way. However, as with many emerging technologies, the risks are obvious: choose the wrong partner and you could end up on the wrong side of the lighting revolution.

Benefits of attending include:
1. Helping delegates make an informed choice, when choosing LED lighting
2. Learning how Cree, a global leader in LED lighting, and its UK distributor, Rehmat Lighting, are helping hospitals meet their energy and carbon reduction targets, whilst also significantly improving the quality of the lit environment.

Summary of content:

1. Brief Introduction to LED Lighting
2. Factors to consider when choosing LED lighting partners for a healthcare environment
3. Case Study: Learn from one hospitals experience in implementing LED lighting across its estate
Refrigeration equipment has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years with green issues having a bigger influence on innovation and new product development. The focus of demand has changed from practicality to encompass these green issues and the products that are available have adapted as a result. However, with a lot of appliances now claiming to be green, how can buyers overcome the difficult challenge of identifying the best equipment on the market?

Should buyers look to certification as a guarantee that appliances will be more efficient? What are the key factors to monitor when it comes to energy consumption in refrigeration equipment? Equally, with so many fridges looking the same, what innovations should buyers look for and how important is aftercare and maintenance?

Refrigerators and freezers are the only appliances in a kitchen working 24h a day, 7 days a week, so understanding where savings can be made on running costs is vital for buyers.
The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the UK Governments intention to require: collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.

Essentially the UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of: reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%.  Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.

Benefits of attending:
1. Learn how the Government BIM mandate impacts the health sector
2. Discover how the partnership between the BIM Task Group and NHS works
3. Hear about some of the recent projects that have implemented BIM
4. Leave with an action plan
Learning and Implementation: Master Class Session 2
A brief walkthrough of a Steam system highlighting areas prone to energy loss and their solutions

Benefits of attending:
The attendee will learn the basic layout of a steam system, ways the system can be made more efficient, and how to fund these improvements

Summary of content:
1. Government Energy Reduction Targets
2. Steam system Walkthrough
3. Where do these energy losses occur
4. How to fund these improvements
5. Validating the benefits of our energy reduction systems on site
Reducing indoor air pollutants and toxic chemicals in hospitals

Benefits of attending:

Learn how to determine criteria for toxicity and indoor air quality or flooring according to eco labels and practical experience.
Learn about a new method of chemical free cleaning and maintenance with floors with non-porous surfaces and practical experience.

Summary of content:

1. Toxic and hazardous chemicals contained in different products, direct emissions of VOCs and SVOCs may affect patients and staff.
2. Furthermore cross reactions between different building materials have to be considered. Installed floorings may show completely different emission behaviours than the individual materials.
3. Maintenance can be another source of chemical contamination in the hospital. Floorcoverings are often protected with polymer coatings (waxing) or bear synthetic protections with limited lifetime that need chemical treatment regularly.
4. Alternatively, materials with closed surfaces may be maintained with the specially adapted diamond cleaning pads that allow working with water only.
5. In this way, the use of cleaning chemicals can be drastically reduced in the hospital environment by obtaining considerable savings in maintenance costs over the products life time.
Heat pumps are a proven way to provide low carbon or even carbon-free heating without burning fossil fuels. The by-product of producing heat from heat pumps is coolth. We will discuss how you can use a heat pump to deliver both your heating AND your cooling requirements from a single system using much less carbon than traditional, separate systems.

Benefits of attending:
By attending this seminar, you will learn how to achieve staggering energy and carbon reduction benefits by harnessing the power of heat pump technology to deliver either stand-alone or simultaneous heating and cooling from a single system.

Hospitals are rather unusual in that they generally have a simultaneous demand for heating and cooling. Typically, you would achieve this with separate systems, each with its own energy requirements and carbon footprint. We will show how a single system can deliver both requirements whilst using the energy input for only one, and demonstrate the energy and carbon reductions this will deliver.

Summary of content:
1. How to double the effectiveness of all the energy you use to heat or cool in your building
2. How heat pump technology can be used instead of burning fossil fuels to produce all of your heating and cooling requirements
3. How heat pump technology can be coupled with thermal storage to create a carbon-free heating and cooling system using only renewable electricity
Learning and Implementation: Master Class Session 3
We were once told that the Paperless office was the future, then we were told it was a myth, but with newer collaborative technologies becoming more and more prevalent, it is now possible to make best use of the available technology and embrace the change towards digital process whilst recognising that there is still a requirement for printed documents in many areas.

Rob Brown outlines the ways in which multifunction printer technology coupled to workflow changes and software solutions actually aid the move to a paperless process and enable digital communication, archive, retrieval and distribution of information.
British Gas is Making Energy Management Easy: The Whys, Hows and Whats.
Real life insight into how we are helping our partners take control of their energy issues.

Aims / Objectives:
Understand the different energy solutions which are on offer from British Gas which will help you save energy, carbon and money.  

Benefits of attending:
Hear first-hand advice and experience from a number British Gas industry specialists .Learn about the variety of energy solutions available and take ideas from case studies and information from public sector bodies and NHS Trusts that have started to use these technologies in their areas.

Summary of content:

This session will explain why British Gas believes that integrated energy solutions can provide great benefits for NHS Trusts and will provide case studies from all our different sectors
1. Why British Gas believes integrated energy solutions are important to the NHS and other public sector organisations and how British Gas intends to deliver it?
2. Part 1: Electric Vehicle charging solutions:Exploring the drivers of electric vehicles, their direct and indirect benefits and where things maybe heading with our transport system.
3. Part 2: MeDIC: Finding the right energy management strategy is a challenge that many organisations have to deal with in the current climate. This web based energy monitoring system provides a tangible solution. Allowing data analytics on your consumption to be performed in real time, it helps cut energy waste to a minimum.
4. Part 3: ECOPod: ECOPod is an award winning heating system which combines a wide range of technologies such as biomass, solar thermal and heat pumps.  This section will provide a practical overview as to how this technology can help the NHS though an integrated energy solution.
5. Question and Answers

How to enhance your outdoor communal areas AND reduce your grounds maintenance costs at the same time

Benefits of Attending:
Gaining an understand of the long-term benefits of artificial grass versus natural turf, within the NHS.
Discover how TigerTurf Artificial Grass can play a part in maximising the amount of time people spend in communal areas and the benefits this can have.
Find out exactly how to TigerTurf Artificial Grass can reduce your landscape and maintenance budgets by 30% over 8 years.

Summary of content:
1. How artificial grass has developed significantly in recent years
2. The benefits of artificial grass within the NHS
3. Why choose artificial grass for your communal areas, and outdoor landscaped spaces
4. The financial benefits of TigerTurf Artificial grass (how you can save 30%)
5. A case study
Coating windows with low-e solar control window film is low cost and has a minimal CO2-footprint. This 50 m thick energy efficiency product is a proven energy cost saver and can be a significant contributor to achieve UKs CO2 reduction targets.

Benefits of attending:
1. Learn what effect windows have on a buildings energy use.
2. Find out how a low cost energy efficiency product can be part of an energy saving or CO2 emission reduction strategy.
3. See a live demonstration how energy efficiency window film technology works.
4. Hear about UK case studies from government agencies and see how window film technology worked for their building.

Summary of content:

1. Live demonstration of heat insulating properties using a thermal imaging camera
2. The energy efficiency potential of solar control window film
3. Life cycle analysis the low CO2 footprint of window film
4. Government case studies
Afternoon Tea/Coffee and Networking
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION: Understanding the importance of sustainable procurement
Chair's Concluding Comments