Energy Efficiency (including the UKRI 'Industrial Challenge Fund - Transforming Construction' session - Show Floor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

Energy Efficiency (including the UKRI 'Industrial Challenge Fund - Transforming Construction' session - Show Floor Seminar Theatre - Day 1

15 May 2019, 10:30 - 17:00

Energy Efficiency Show Floor Seminar Theatre

Sponsored by E.ON

Human Behaviour 

10:30 | People + Technology = Increased energy efficiency 
Eleanor Forrest, Human Scientist, Behaviour Works

10:45 | How energy efficiency hinges on behaviour change
Shane Donnellan, Senior Behaviour Change Specialist, Changeworks

Retrofit 1

11:00 | Energiesprong: net zero energy, warm & affordable homes – guaranteed 
Ian Hutchcroft, Market Maker, EnergieSprong UK 

11:15 | Retrofit: recent experiences
Barbara Lantschner, Building Performance Specialist, John Gilbert Architects

11:30 | Energy efficient retrofit in traditional buildings in Scotland
Dr Moses Jenkins, Senior Technical Officer, Historic Environment Scotland

Money matters

11:45 | Life beyond fiscal incentives: Earn up to 40p per kWh 
Josh Riddett, CEO, Easy Crypto Hunter

12:30 | Energy efficiency funding schemes relevant to achieving EESSH targets
Mark McArthur, Eco Support Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Using data

13:15 | Harnessing asset data to scope large-scale energy efficiency projects 
Stephen Preece, Business Development Director, Arbnco 

13:30 | Dancing with an elephant: How innovative tech companies can help utilities to accelerate their digital transformation
Andy Lund, CRO, Greenbird 

13:45 | Energy and Big data: A perfect storm of opportunity
Mark Kaney, Director - Asset Management (Europe), Black & Veatch


Retrofit 2

14:15-14:30 | Improving the thermal performance of tenement properties
Sandy MacGregor, Regional Manager Scotland, Energy Store

14:30-15:00 | Retrofit case studies
Brian Barker, Home Energy Specialist, Home Energy Scotland and Gordon Spowage, Technical Advisor, Home Energy Scotland compare notes and present case studies  

15:00-15:15 | Training Retrofit Coordinators – the Level 5 Diploma in Domestic Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management 
David Pierpoint, CEO, The Retrofit Academy 

15:45-17:15 | Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Transforming Construction
Organised by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

At the 2019 spring statement the Chancellor announced a Future Homes Standard, to be introduced by 2025, future-proofing new build homes with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. The new standard will build on the Prime Minister’s Industrial Strategy Grand Challenge mission to at least halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030, and bring down the cost of retrofit for existing homes. This session will explore how this will be achieved through activities funded under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Chair: Mike Pitts, Deputy Challenge Director, Innovate UK

  • Keith Waller, CEO, Construction Innovation Hub
  • Janet Bell, Director of Operations, Active Building Centre 
  • Daniel Pillai, CEO, BIPV Co 
  • Matt Aitchison, Research Manager, Q-Bot  
  • Andrew Stewart, R&D Product Manager, arbnco

Programme subject to change


  • Gordon Spowage


    Technical Advisor

    Home Energy Scotland

    Gordon has over 3 years’ experience in providing energy efficiency advice, specialising in Private Sector Landlord support. He’s a certified Domestic...

  • Barbara Lantschner


    Building Performance Specialist

    John Gilbert Architects

    Barbara is a building performance specialist at John Gilbert Architects. She leads on the Hab-Lab service, were she co-ordinates building performance...

  • Eleanor Forrest


    Human Scientist

    Behaviour Works

    Eleanor has developed a multi award-winning approach to behaviour change that she has applied in many different settings. She has always passionately...

  • Moses Jenkins


    Senior Technical Officer

    Historic Environment Scotland (HES)

    Dr Moses Jenkins has worked for HES for 14 years with a focus on researching methods and materials to improve the thermal performance of...

  • Matt Aitchison


    Research Manager


    Matt joined Q-Bot in 2018 as research manager, where he has worked on projects developing robotic systems and AI for use in the building and retrofit...

  • Mike Pitts


    Deputy Challenge Director

    Innovate UK

    Mike is the Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction – the government’s Industrial Strategy programme linked to the sector deal and...

  • Shane Donnellan


    Senior Behaviour Change Specialist


    Shane works with Changeworks Consultancy Team leading on behaviour change, engagement and social research. He embeds best practice in behavioural...

  • Jan Bell


    Director of Operations

    Active Building Centre

    Jan is the Director of Operations for the newly formed Active Building Centre, an independent national centre to convene industry, academia and...

  • David Pierpoint



    The Retrofit Academy

    David is the chief executive of The Retrofit Academy CC, which has led the development of a nationally-accredited Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit...

  • Ian Hutchcroft


    Market Maker

    Energiesprong UK

    Energiesprong is an approach to delivering net zero energy retrofit & new build homes, using offsite approaches, financed by savings and with...

  • Keith Bertie


    Head of the UK Solutions Design and Delivery


    Keith has over 20 years’ experience of working in the energy industry which gives him a great insight on how to advise E.ON’s business customers on...

  • Mark McArthur


    ECO Support Manager

    Energy Saving Trust

    Mark has been working with the Energy Saving Trust since 2007, promoting uptake of energy efficiency funding from obligated energy companies and...

  • Mark Kaney


    Director of Asset Management - Europe

    Black & Veatch

    Mark leads Black & Veatches Europe Asset Management division. With 20 years’ experience in the utilities sector, Marks experience ranges from client...

  • Sandy MacGregor


    Regional Manager Scotland


    Sandy is responsible for the Scottish region of the Energystore business looking after both the retro and new build side of the business.

  • Andrew Lund



    Greenbird Integration Technology AS

    Andrew Lund is the CRO at Greenbird, bringing a wealth of experience from 20 years in software-services sales. Previously Andrew spent six years with...

  • Keith Waller


    Programme Director

    Construction Innovation Hub

    A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Keith has been involved in construction and infrastructure projects for over 30 years, leading many...

  • Alistair Cameron



    ECD Architects

    Alistair is a chartered architect with over 19 years experience in sustainable architecture and leads the Glasgow office of ECD Architects. Alistair...