On 16th September, industry leaders will take to the podium to consider the future of mandatory coding in a new debate, announced by The Energy Event. The new seminar, titled ‘Which is the best route towards Mandatory Coding? Penalties versus incentives – Carrot or stick?’, will take place in the Energy Leaders’ theatre (16th September, 12:30pm).

The panel discussing mandatory coding is made up of leading industry decision makers including Terence Beckett, associate director for BREEAM and LPCB, BRE Global (chair), David Hunter, head of strategic alliances at Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services, Dr Gavin Dunn, director, BREEAM and Richard Tarboton, director of energy and Carbon at BT.

The highly topical debate will delve into the key challenges around a demand side mandatory code for energy efficiencies in buildings. Meeting this energy criteria and driving change are some of the sector’s key challenges. The debate will consider key questions for the future, including who should deliver it, should it be incentivised via financial penalties or aligned with CSR? Should we be pointing fingers where the fault lies or should industry take it upon themselves to strive for more?

Sarah Porter, division director for environment events at i2i, including The Energy Event, said: “We are delighted to announce the Demand Side Electric Debate, which is set to explore some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the industry. With panelists carefully selected to ensure all views of this demand side debate are equally represented, we feel it will be the one of the main focuses for the show. The session completes an already packed conference programme, showcasing the key decision makers and leading thinkers in the energy market.”

The Energy Event, an i2i event, is a UK energy exhibition and conference dedicated to energy procurement, management and efficiency solutions. This year it will open its doors to more than 6,000 visitors and 160 exhibitors, in addition to more than 80 speakers delivering a free seminar programme in The Energy Leaders Theatre and Energy Information Theatre.

Three additional i2i environmental shows are also co-located with The Energy Event – The Renewables Event, The Water Event and RWM in association with CIWM. This co-location offers visitors the opportunity to build their knowledge, source products and services, and network across the sectors of resource and waste management, energy and water management, procurement and efficiency and onsite renewable energy generation.