Cutting complexity: edie’s energy efficiency webinar now available on demand

edie's latest free-to-watch webinar is now available to watch on demand, with representatives from Costa Coffee, Hilton Worldwide and E.ON providing expert insight and advice about cutting through the complexities of energy management.

Hilton’s energy and environment manager for the EMEA region, Claire Whitely joined Costa Coffee’s energy and environment manager Oliver Rosevear and E.ON’s director of customer solutions Phil Gilbert for the hour-long webinar, which also incorporated a live audience Q&A chaired by edie editor Luke Nicholls.

Taking place on Thursday, 22 September, this exclusive, interactive webinar – titled Cutting Complexity: Mapping energy efficiency in your organisation – revealed the secrets to successful energy management, with the help of industry experts.


The perfect storm of rising energy costs, budgetary constraints and an ever-changing green policy landscape has made the energy management role a highly complex and diverse one.

Is your focus on delivering cost savings, reducing carbon footprints or ramping up security of supply? What is the best energy efficiency option for you, based on your organisation’s overarching sustainability strategy? And how do you convince the relevant people within the business that investing in energy reduction now will bring significant financial and environmental rewards in the future?

This on-demand webinar used best-practice examples from the experts that have mapped out and delivered successful energy efficiency projects to explore the various opportunities behind effective energy management. From setting ambitious goals and identifying the biggest wins through to changing behaviours, driving innovation and rolling out projects across multiple sites – viewers are provided with an exclusive, end-to-end overview of successful energy efficiency projects.

The webinar includes presentations from leading experts: –

Luke Nicholls, editor of edie, will chair the webinar, providing a brief introduction to the complexities of energy management, and the potential opportunities that lie behind the key challenges.

Claire Whitely, energy and environment manager (EMEA) for Hilton Worldwide, will discuss LightStay – Hilton’s new state-of-the-art, in-house corporate responsibility measurement platform which helps the group better manage the energy usage of its 4,400+ properties globally, as well as drive improvement across hundreds of indicators over time.

Oliver Rosevear, energy and environment manager for Costa Coffee, will explain how the UK’s largest coffee shop chain has been able to deliver on ambitious energy reduction commitments whilst developing its award-winning zero-energy ‘EcoPod’ concept which looks to change the way landlords work with retailers to drive a low-carbon economy.

Phil Gilbert, director of customer solutions at E.ON, will use his 15 years’ experience in the energy industry to offer an insight on how businesses can improve their competitive performance and profit from improved efficiencies. Having worked on trading, renewables, new technology development, combined heat and power (CHP) and biomass, Gilbert will show businesses that E.ON does a lot more than simply supply energy.


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