Exhibition preview: EMEX 2017


As a media partner, Modern Building Services would like to invite all our readers to join us at EMEX on stand B14.

For the last 3 years, EMEX (www.emexlondon.com) organised in partnership with the Energy Managers Association has helped thousands of businesses from all sectors to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their operational costs.

Taking place on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November 2017 at ExCeL in London, EMEX is the must-attend energy management show that connects all energy users with leading experts, policy makers, suppliers and technical solutions. EMEX is over 150 exhibitors and 100+ CPD-accredited free seminars across 4 theatres:

• Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Water & Energy Strategy

• Facilities, Technology & Innovation

• ­Supply and Storage

Energy is a cost to most organisations that has grown as a proportion of overall expenditure in recent years. All energy consuming organisations need to manage energy consumption if they are to avoid the impact of price increases on the products or services they provide. There is considerable potential within most organisations to make large energy cost and carbon emission savings through the installation of energy efficiency measures.

Content provided at EMEX is curated by the Energy Managers Association and its board of major energy users and will include the opportunity for you to meet with top industry experts, peers and numerous leading suppliers that will unveil the latest technology and energy efficiency strategies available right now.

1. Are you aware of the latest technology and innovation?

With over 150 exhibitors ranging from major utilities to brokers and consultants, equipment manufacturers to training companies and showcasing a broad range of energy efficient solutions and services under one roof, EMEX has become a unique opportunity to learn about the new technology, systems and services available in this fast-changing environment.

Participants include E.ON Energy Solutions, Siemens, Vinci Facilities, Scottish Power, Dong Energy, Good Energy, ABB, Affinity for Business, Carlo Gavazzi, Kingspan Light + Air, Carbon Trust, BRE Global, Ecopilot, Harvard Technology, Grundfos, Lightsource, Argand Solutions, EcoCooling, Enercon, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), EATON Electric, ebm-papst, Green Energy Consulting, Savills, Sabien Technology, SMA, SES Business Water, Thorlux Lighting, Vattenfall, Wilo, Wilson Power Solutions and many more.

2. Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to promote energy efficiency projects within your organisation?

EMEX is more than just an event. It’s a platform where experts from various backgrounds and sectors are coming together to share their knowledge and experiences from successful implementations of energy efficiency strategies. Depending on your sector, energy management has its own unique set of challenges around funding, procurement and engagement with various stakeholders.

Wendi Wheeler, MEI Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager at Network Rail; Rodrigo Matabuena, Energy Manager at London Borough of Sutton; Mohammad Rafique, Energy and Environment Officer at Surrey Police; Rachel Ward, Sustainability Manager at London Metropolitan University; Tristan Wolfe, Energy Manager at University of Aberdeen; Ian Lane Head of Sustainability at University of the Arts London will share their learning on how to make the business case for a successful energy management plan and to gain `buy-in’ to your energy projects within complex and highly regulated environments.

Luke Richardson, Environmental Partnership Manager at Virgin Trains East Coast, will share his approaches and outline the key learning points he has identified in securing successful bids and persuading directors, managers and operational staff to engage with energy and environment issues.

Scott Armstrong, Group Head of Energy and Sustainability at Bourne Leisure will discuss about the importance of investing in Team. In 2017, Bourne Leisure decided to enhance its traditional annual Sustainability CAPEX programme by investing in the creation of a team of energy champions. Scott

3. Does your business need flexibility in energy supply?

The UK's energy mix is fast changing and demand reduction is a key area the government is very keen on. Demand Side Response (DSR) is a fast-growing market that enables National Grid to balance Britain’s electricity system cost-effectively, while our energy landscape changes rapidly. If your business has the flexibility to increase, decrease, or shift its electricity use, then the power is in your hands to take full advantage.

In January 2017, as part of its commitment to reduce industrial energy costs and decarbonise the UK economy, the Government committed £28 million to energy innovation projects. That, and many other statistics show just how fast innovation is coming to our shores. Ofgem figures suggest innovation by energy networks has already enabled close to £1bn of cost savings between now and 2023.

Innovation can mean huge wins for business. From DSR, battery storage, onsite renewables, to EV charging-points, EMEX will provide attendees with some insights on how these innovations can future-proof British businesses and some practical advice on how they can take part in this emerging economy.

EMEX is launching `Flexible Power Zone’ in partnership with Power Responsive (National Grid).

This area is designed for the uninitiated to understand and evaluate this widely talked about opportunity. A dozen participating DSR and Battery Storage partners of National Grid will each give a presentation (schedule below) and be available to talk with you one on one. It’s your opportunity to find a supplier that talks your language and makes sense for your business. Participants confirmed so far in the Flexible Power Zone include Dong Energy, EDF Energy, E.ON, ENDECO Technologies, Energy Pool, EnerNOC, Flexitricity, Open Energi, Orginami Energy and Scottish Power.

Lord Redesdale, CEO at the EMA, explores how changes in the electricity codes are developing so trading energy demand reduction through the use of batteries can become a compelling investment for businesses with onsite renewables and balancing mechanism units.

4. Does your organisation use a large amount of water?

Since April 2017, over 1.2 million businesses and other non-household customers in England could choose their supplier of water and wastewater retail services. The smallest high street shops to the largest public authorities can now shop around and choose their retailer or renegotiate the existing deal.

And yet, only a very small number of organisations have grabbed this fresh opportunity to make significant savings when it comes to managing their utility costs. Companies operating in multiple locations can use just one supplier rather than several, which allow them to negotiate price on a much larger volume and to simplify billing process. Some retailers will work with such clients to reduce their water bill through the introduction of water efficient kit and metering, forming the basis of a Water Performance Contract in which water efficiency savings will be shared by the client and the retailer.

Evan Joanette, Policy Manager at the Consumer Council for Water; Adam Yarnall, Network Utilities Manager at Camping & Caravanning Club; and James Tiernan, Group Energy & Environment Manager at Unite Students, will reveal how they approached the opportunity offered by the recently deregulated water retail market. They will also discuss the barriers and the opportunities they unveiled as they switched their service.

The Water Retail Company, Affinity for Business, SES Business Water and Water 2 Business to name a few will be at EMEX to help organisations in identifying real saving opportunities and switching supplier.

With such diverse solutions, knowledge and expertise on offer, it is not surprising that thousands of small and medium businesses, as well as household names such as NHS, British Airways, Harrods, Hilton Worldwide, Boots, RBS, TATA, British Land, Ministry of Defence, AstraZeneca, Sodexo, Bellrock, BAE Systems, Co-Operative Group, Ofgem, Network Rail, MITIE, CBRE, Whitbread, Mitchells and Butlers, British Telecom, House of Fraser and many county and city councils are already registered to attend.

EMEX will be opened on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November at ExCeL in London.

Register for free at the link below or contact chris@emexlondon.com

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