Low carbon built environment expert support event 10th march


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Low carbon built environment expert support event 10th march

  1. 1. LOW CARBON BUILT ENVIRONMENT EXPERT SUPPORT EVENT 10TH March, DumfriesBRE Scotland is hosting a workshop for the recently secured Scottish Enterprise funded Low CarbonBuilt Environment Expert Support service for SME’s. To promote the service BRE will be running aseries of events and activities to engage with SME’s and other organisations with an interest in theLCBE field. Events have taken place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, the next event is as follows:Venue: Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TACost: There is no charge for this event10.30 Introduction to the Project, Laura Birrell, BRE Laura will introduce the aims and objectives of the project and how the Expert Support Service will operate to benefit SME’s with products or services that meet the low carbon built environment criteria.10.40 Drivers for Low Carbon Goods and Services, Laura Birrell, BRE Laura will provide an overview of the political and legislative drivers for low carbon good and services. Laura will also provide an overview of how the BREEAM standard is driving the requirement for environmental and energy efficient products and services.11.00 Technical Considerations of Microgeneration, Wayne Ward, BRE Microgeneration is an important technology to assist in meeting Government targets for substantial reductions in Carbon emissions. Scotland has an abundance of natural resources and is promoted as the best place in Europe for renewable energy generation but where is product development and the manufacturing capability in Scotland? This presentation discusses legislative framework, technical requirements and market for microgeneration products, with a focus on the opportunities for product development and manufacture by Scottish companies.11.40 Coffee Break and round table discussion12.15 Case Study Examples of Innovative Building Technologies, Prof Sean Smith, Edinburgh Napier University The scale and diversity of the construction sector provides diverse opportunities and entry drivers for new building technologies. This presentation will focus on building technologies adopted in housing and several case studies. The drivers behind their design, cost benefit factors and building performance influence will be discussed.1.00 Lunch1.45 Demand Side Energy Management, Prof John Counsell, Strathclyde University With security of energy a global issue, the focus is now on how to manage our energy utilisation. University of Strathclyde has been working on a range of solutions for the market, this presentation will focus on the skill set available to SME’s within the energy management sector at BRE’s Centre of Excellence within Energy Systems Research Unit at University of Strathclyde2.15 Technical Considerations of Low Carbon Construction, Wayne Ward, BRE Each category of construction product is subject to a number of verification and statutory standards that must satisfy the market a product is fit for purpose; failure to meet the required standard will ultimately lead to failure when commercialising the product. The low carbon buildings agenda that is driving reduced emission targets provides a further level of complexity, but also opportunity in the market. Focussing on construction materials, this presentation will discuss the key elements which should form the backbone of product development in the Low Carbon Built Environment.2.45 Coffee Break and round table discussion3.15 Financing Innovation, Ewan McPherson, Ideality Finding the money to support an innovative development is a key issue, whether it is being sought internally within the business, or externally from banks, private investors or public sources. Resources are always restricted so your innovation proposal will be competing with many others. You need to create the most compelling case in terms that the funding source understands. This presentation will provide a framework of criteria for consideration.3.35 Summary and CloseRegister here:http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/Events/2011/03/low-carbon-borders.aspx