With energy audits about to be made compulsory with the introduction of the Government’s new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), large businesses will soon have to make energy efficiency a priority.

The Energy Event (NEC, Birmingham, 16th to 17th September) will help organisations prepare for ESOS by bringing together a range of products, services and expertise under one roof. This year, the event will welcome more than 12 exhibitors specialising in energy efficient lighting solutions, one key area that energy audits will identify save money and energy.

The lighting specialist exhibitors at The Energy Event this year include Philips Lighting, LED Eco Lights, Carbon Reduction Technology, Compact Lighting, Contrac Lighting, Whitecroft Lighting and Danlers. Thorlux, Trac, Planet Saver, Tamlite and Lutterworth Eco Lighting have also confirmed their show presence.  

Sarah Porter, division director for the environment events at i2i, including The Energy Event, said: “The implications of ESOS mean businesses are now reviewing their energy use and getting serious about making changes. We are delighted to have our widest ever variety of suppliers, offering a wide range of business solutions, plus advice and support from our two-day free conference programme.”

This year’s conference programme will also address practical energy saving solutions, with many sessions covering lighting such as The Carbon Trust’s session on 16th September. The Carbon Trust will be presenting the latest advances in technology, product and practice that can be implemented to improve energy efficiency. The discussion will also cover the latest developments in heating, ventilating, air conditioning monitoring and targeting and compressed air.

Other seminar sessions will explore the challenges and benefits of implementing new LED lighting in multiple retail sites, and a case study for making the most of mandatory carbon reporting, presented by Richard Tarboton, director of Energy and Carbon, BT.

The Energy Event, an energy exhibition and conference dedicated to energy procurement, management, and efficiency solutions, will welcome more than 6,000 visitors and 150 exhibitors when it returns this year. BIU is this year’s headline sponsor for The Energy Event and the Major Energy Users’ Council is a key show Partner.

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.

For more information and to register for your free ticket to The Energy Event, visit www.theenergyevent.com. You can also keep up to date with the latest news and opinions about the exhibition by following @EnergyReneWater on Twitter. If you’re interested in exhibiting, please contact Guy Davies, on guy.davies@i2ieventsgroup.com or call 0203 033 2452.