Sustainability Live will return to the NEC in Birmingham on 16th-18th April and will feature three shows – NEMEX energy Live, IWEX water Live and the brand new EfW EXPO energy from waste Live – these events will showcase the latest products and services from leading companies to thousands of industry visitors

The theme of this year’s NEMEX energy Live is New Energy Management Excellence. Responding to the ever changing marketplace, the show will see a major focus on building energy management systems (BEMS), energy efficiency and innovative energy management – from lighting to building fabrics and software to solar.

The show takes place against the backdrop of important changes in the energy industry, and its broad range of exhibitors and a diverse programme of seminars will reflect many of the issues facing our sector today as well as the opportunities.

A busy seminar programme

The opening session of the NEMEX energy Live seminars will focus on energy policy and will feature a presentation from Andrew Warren of the Association for the Conservation of Energy, providing delegates with his perspective on the government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, whilst a representative from DECC will be discussing the Energy Bill and the current status of the legal process, following the Energy Bill’s introduction into parliament last November.

Other highlights of the NEMEX seminar programme include KiWi Power presenting on Energy Usage, a focus on smart metering with speakers from British Gas and OfGem, the Energy Networks Association will be running a session on the Low Carbon Networks Fund followed shortly after by Energy Team presenting on how to reduce bills and use smart networks. Siemens will also present on behavioural change and NEF will be amongst several speakers highlighting issues around BEMS with other sessions covering a wide range of issues including PV/solar, the Green Deal and energy management standards.

NEMEX energy Live is sponsored by Schneider Electric, and as well as presenting in the Building Energy Management Systems session, they will also be taking part in a seminar that will focus on influencing the supply chain and procurement. Both sessions take place on Thursday 18th April, and like all seminars at NEMEX, they are CPD accredited and free to attend.

Donna Bushell, event director at NEMEX energy Live, commented, “Across all three shows, there are hundreds of seminars to choose from. We have expert speakers who can offer insight into policy change at the highest level, and inspirational presentations that illustrate the latest industry developments and innovations across the energy, water and energy from waste sectors. We want visitors to feel both informed about energy issues and inspired by the wide range of solutions that organisations will be showing. All our exhibitors will be happy to discuss the individual needs and requirements of visitors.”

Among the exhibitors at this year’s NEMEX show will be BSI (the British Standards Group), who will launch the revised Energy Reduction Verification Kitemark which will help companies to demonstrate their environmental credentials by having third party verification of the year on year savings.

CODEL International will be launching EMax, a new, intelligent boiler energy management system, and Worldview Learning will focus on the recent launch of the ‘Energy Awareness Campaign in a Box’ – a complete solution for engaging employees in energy awareness and driving significant savings in energy consumption.

Other companies showing the latest energy efficiency products and services include Schneider Electric, Business Stream, NQA, Lucy Switchgear, powerPerfector, EIC, Utility Partnership, Stokvis Energy Systems, IMSERV, and Marshall-Tufflex.

Environment & Energy Awards

Sustainability Live will once again be hosting the Environment and Energy Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation from businesses and technology providers in the market place. The black tie dinner returns on the first night of the event, Tuesday 16th April, at the National Motorcycle Museum.

There are 15 different categories ranging from the ESTA Energy Manager of the Year and the Energy Supplier Customer Service Award, through to the Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Industry Award and the Energy Product/Service Award.

Amongst the new categories that have been added for 2013 are the Innovative Energy Efficient Project Award and Utility Supplier of the Year.

Judging is carried out by a carefully selected panel of industry experts, who, based on the judging criteria for each category, select the shortlisted entrants and ultimately the category winners.

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