Working Buildings - Make Your Building Work for You
27 August 2008, News release from Energy Solutions Expo
Featuring three co-located exhibitions, Working Buildings 2008 will take place from 8-9 October 2008 at London's Olympia. Together, the events will feature over 300 hours of educational content, 400 leading suppliers of products, services and solutions to the built environment and will host the largest opportunity to network with those responsible for the UK's workplaces.
Energy Solutions Expo is the UK's fastest growing event dedicated to clean, efficient, sustainable, renewable and alternative energy solutions for business. Sustainable practices are at the top of the agenda for everyone. The event is full of the latest technology, solutions and know-how, all presented in a direct and accessible way. Visitors can get advice from the industry's leading organisations including The Carbon Trust, Dimplex, Mitsubishi Electric and The Energy Institute.
Total Workplace Management is the UK's largest exhibition for facilities and estates management and is organised in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). Focusing on the efficient maintenance and running of a building's infrastructure, Total Workplace Management brings together product and service providers with FM and estates professionals and is a vital event for the industry. The event will provide an interactive forum to source the latest products and services, network with peers and pick up top tips from FM experts.
M&E - the building services event is the premier exhibition for professionals involved in building design, installation, specification and operation. Supported by CIBSE, the ECA, BSRIA, the HVCA, BSEE and the IET, the event will explore key product areas including heating, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, security, and electrics. Visitors will be able to speak to over 100 of the industry's key organisations, including Andrews Water Heaters, LG Electronics, Potterton Commercial and Vent Axia.
The Roadmap to Sustainability
Companies in the UK waste £1.8 billion every year through inefficient energy consumption and business is responsible for more than 40% of the UK's carbon emissions. However, as businesses and industry come to terms with the challenge, there is a desperate need for information resources and guidance.
The key theme of this year's educational seminars is the "Roadmap to Sustainability". This is a unique series of free seminars that will take delegates on a journey from designing sustainable business strategies and programmes, through to establishing 'green' working practices all the way to the options for encouraging suppliers and customers to think and act sustainably.
Event director, Adrian Newton comments, "Anyone visiting The Roadmap to Sustainability at this year's Working Buildings will walk away with all the information and resources needed to fulfil the required parts of their role, and be privy to the latest thinking on the business case for sustainable FM, legislation, techniques and ideas."
Under the headings, "Design", "Build & Install", "Manage & Maintain" and "Go Green", the sessions will look at a number of key topics, delivered by industry experts in one place.
Seminars will include:
* What does a sustainable business look like?
* The business case for sustainable FM
* Recycling and reusing waste
* Soft landings - a better way to run your buildings
* How to save energy right now
* Energy performance certificates - keeping up with the new paperwork
All visitors to the seminars will receive a password for free access to the Working Buildings online Sustainability Starter Pack, which will provide information from leading professional organisations including BIFM, CIBSE, HVCA, FETA, the National Energy Foundation and others. The pack will bring together more information on topics such as Energy Performance certificates and carbon calculators into one place so that you can build your own Sustainable Roadmap for your business.
The seminar programme is free to attend and has been described as the "ultimate resource" for those looking for the latest conservational insights.
The Future Office
A new feature for 2008 will be 'The Office of the Future', where visitors can get a glimpse of tomorrow's office, today. A major design project that's attracting huge attention, the Office of the Future will allow attendees to view the latest office innovations and learn how to design sustainability into their offices. Hear about the latest CAD model and view the virtual presentation focusing on projected energy consumption of buildings and how to manage design. The area will also feature cutting-edge AV solutions for businesses.
For further information please email Energy Solutions Expo