07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London

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KEY THEME: Domestic Retrofit Delivered: High Quality, Large Scale

The WHRZ Seminars will provide practical guidance for those about to take the next steps on their retrofit journeys. The programme is packed with case studies and how to guides, so that social landlords, local authorities, and the supply chain may see and learn what to do next.



10:30 - 11.30

Optimising existing heat networks

This session will explore how BEIS is supporting existing heat networks to become more efficient, an essential first step toward net zero. Hear how the funds identified solutions to major challenges and delivered performance improvements which can be applied to many heat networks. The session will also include how government is using the experience of the successful Heat Network Optimisation Opportunities scheme and the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) Demonstrator to continue to support existing heat networks to perform at their best.

Chair: Naira Sadimlija, Heat Networks Market Development Manager, BEIS


11:45 - 12:40

Creating virtuous circles – creating energy from tree waste + a growing medium for tree planting

Urban trees and greening contribute to creating healthier, quality living for all. Urban tree waste along with other elements of green waste can deliver multiple benefits including energy for district heating and biochar for tree planting thus creating virtuous circles.

Speaker: Tim Miller, Director of Engagement, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)


13:00 - 13:55

The importance of data and analytics – how they’re key to making your Heat Network a success

In this session we will hear from 3 UKDEA Members who can help keep your Heat Network fully optimised and safe to use. Through the power of computer software, statistics and assessments of your Networks performance and design, these Members can help ensure that your Heat Networks run smoothly with no unexpected complications.

Chair: Chair: Tom Woodward, Association Secretary, UKDEA


14:15 - 15:10

How to make savings across your heat network: Part 2

In this session we will hear from 3 UKDEA Members who specialise in reducing cost and improving efficiency in heat networks. Whether it be the design and planning of a scheme, the transfer of heat or even the selection of the heat source itself, these Members specialise in helping you save money from design to completion.

Chair: Tom Woodward, Association Secretary, UKDEA


14:15 - 15:00

Witness the transformative power of the worlds first AI-enabled C2C full circular materials resource platform in action

Sustainability Specialists, 540 WORLD introduce C2C® circular construction principles and how to make them practical with a digital gamechanger. The multi-module myUpcyclea is the first circular-economy-ready materials management platform that is AI-enabled for building resources. This live demonstration includes how to enable waste-free circular construction with an evidence-based exemplar process which includes financial and socio-environmental metrics, in a step-by-step approach showcased by their CEO & COO designer, followed by Q&A's.

Speaker: Christine Guinebretière, CEO & Co-founder, Upcyclea


15:15 - 16.00

The need for a digital supply chain - why it all makes perfect sense

The Construction industry has the tools and processes to radically change the future of the built environment and help businesses work more efficiently, reducing both costs and carbon emissions.

Speaker: Henry Fenby-Taylor, Head of Information Management, Centre for Digital Built Britain


16:15 - 17:00

Retrofit One Stop Shops – Making retrofit easy for householders

Many homeowners would invest in upgrading their homes, if only they knew where to start. This, in addition to knowing that they were getting a quality assured service from somebody they can trust – a one-stop-shop solution. Two initiatives are leading the way in this space – this is a chance to find out more and learn from their experiences.

Chair: Rick Hartwig, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


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