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Paul first began his career in insulation in 1987 knowing nothing much about the subject. He worked with a private company in conjunction with Rotherham Council on a project with help from National Energy Action to fund insulation works, loft and draft proofing. Working from 1987 to 1999, he took advantage on the way to become a full SAP assessor and also took up a post with NEA as a regional representative for the Yorkshire and Humber region. Paul became a HECA Officer in 1999, which was also his first introduction to CAN or, as it was then, the Home Energy Conservation Association.
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Tony Cocker became Chief Executive of E.ON UK in October 2011.
He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management of Düsseldorf-based E.ON Energy Trading from 2008 to September 2011.
Prior to heading up E.ON Energy Trading, Tony spent eleven years with E.ON UK, where he served on the Board and held a number of senior roles including Managing Director of the trading and generation businesses, and Head of corporate strategy. He joined E.ON UK (then Powergen) from Bass plc, the brewery company.
Tony is a non executive director of Go ON UK, a cross sector partnership which promotes the use of digital technologies in the UK.
Tony has an MBA from IMD in Lausanne and a BA and D.Phil in Mathematics from Lincoln College, Oxford. He is married with two children and lives in Warwickshire.
Nigel started his business life as a time served electrician in the private sector, before joining Eastern Electricity managing electrical contracting teams in the 1980s.
After joining SWEB (now EDF Energy), Nigel became involved in energy efficiency at the beginning of SoP in 1994 and managed SWEB’s operations in Devon and Cornwall installing insulation.
His involvement has covered many aspects of the practical delivery of energy efficiency through managing Warm Front for Eaga Partnership, the HEAT project for Enact Energy and, more latterly, overseeing the growth at Climate Energy.
Nigel joined E.ON UK early in 2011 and is now responsible for the delivery of ECO, Green Deal and Warm Homes Discount Obligations to the UK Government. He is central to their planning and direction for the Energy Company Obligation.
Jamie Torrens is the head of fuel poverty strategy in the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom. He has worked in the field of fuel poverty for the past four years - working both on the UK fuel poverty policy framework as well as an advisor to the independent Hill's Review (a review - led by Professor John Hills from the London School of Economics - that was commissioned by the UK Government into whether the current definition of fuel poverty was correctly capturing the problem). Jamie is an economist by background.
Lucy Breeze is a senior advisor within the Local Government and Communities Team at the Environment Agency. She is currently on a one-year secondment to the Local Government Association and leads the development of the LGA’s Climate Local initiative.
Prior to joining the Environment Agency in 2012, Lucy worked at Kent County Council as a senior environmental project officer, overseeing a range of climate change projects including energy and water retrofit, community engagement and partnership development. Lucy is an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
Ian has over twelve years' experience of both research and practical delivery of sustainable energy and fuel poverty focussed initiatives. During this time, he has developed his skills as a Senior Policy Analyst. In particular, he is able to interpret the potential impacts of Government energy and climate change policy from the perspective of Government, businesses and householders.
He has been central to the development of the DIMPSA (Distributional Impacts Model for Policy Strategic Analysis) model which is now used in-house by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to map the distributional impacts of policy on householder’s energy consumption, experienced costs and subsequent emissions. In particular, the model goes beyond its predecessors to enable analysts to identify and characterise winners and losers, thus enabling strategic analysis to determine important gaps in policy delivery. In recent work for the Government's Fuel Poverty Advisory Group he has identified householders hardest hit by energy policy. By characterising these pre-dominantly electrically heated properties he has helped make the case for further funding via the capacity market. He is currently leading a high profile independent review of the Green Deal and ECO on behalf of Energy UK. As CSE’s lead policy advocate he is a member of the following; Fuel Poverty Methodology Group; Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings Fuel Poverty Huddle; National Right to Fuel Campaign Steering Group; and Public Utilities Access Forum.
Dave Allport is known to many for the work he did to establish the Birmingham Energy Savers programme. Having got the BES programme up and running, Dave announced his departure from Birmingham City Council in March and set about looking for the next challenge. He’s delighted to have been offered a fixed term position as part of Carillion’s Contracting Authorities team.
Dave says; “I’m really looking forward to seeing how we can build partnerships that make the Green Deal effective in different situations. I am particularly interested in the challenges posed by the rural context where there are more hard to treat properties and more people paying high prices for heating. I got to know Carillion during the procurement and mobilisation of the Birmingham scheme. The company is truly committed to delivering in partnership with local organisations and authorities. There is a strong culture of customer service and a commitment to creating employment and training for local people and supporting small local enterprises.”
Facilitator: Alan Pither, Alan Pither Limited
This workshop will explain the Green Deal 'occupancy assessment' process and how this provides specific, customised advice on the likely fuel cost savings the household can achieve from energy efficiency improvements. To pick up on the conference theme of maximising the opportunities, there will then be a discussion on how this, and the other elements of the Green Deal scheme, should help to overcome the various barriers to energy efficiency investment, especially in private sector housing. Finally, if time permits we will explore how local authorities and community groups can support home owners to (a) understand what they can do and (b) access all of the potential sources of finance/incentives.
Alan Pither has over 25 years’ experience as an energy advisor and has been running his own company, Alan Pither Ltd since 1998. The company is based in Shropshire but works across the UK on a range of projects for local authorities, housing associations, government departments, building consultancies, developers and individual building owners. Alan Pither Ltd is approved by ABBE and City & Guilds for the delivery of the whole range of energy assessor qualifications and, over the last 12 months, has been heavily involved in the delivery of training for Green Deal Advisors through the DECC/Asset Skills ‘Go Early’ programme. Alan has recently been working with a range of partners in Herefordshire to start to implement the Green Deal in the county with the assistance of DECC funding secured through Herefordshire Council.
Facilitator: Matt Dowling - Energy Assessment Supervisor, E.ON
Ever wondered how an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is produced and the information it provides? This workshop will cover what an EPC is, why it’s needed, the data captured by an assessor during a survey, how this data is captured and how it's turned into the figures and recommendations you see on an EPC. The workshop will then progress to look at an actual EPC, taking you step by step through the various sections within it, such as the Environmental Impact Rating, the Energy Cost Factor, how each recommendation improves the energy efficiency rating of a property and the indicative costs of having any recommendations installed.
Matt started out as Trainee Quantity Surveyor back in 2002, working for a local authority and progressed to working as a Quantity Surveyor, working for main contractors such as Balfour Beatty and Vinci.
After working as a Quantity Surveyor for nine years, Matt commenced working for E.ON in May 2011, as a Freelance Quantity Surveyor, surveying social and private properties nationwide, for the CESP and CERT schemes. He joined E.ON in June 2011 and progressed to become an Energy Assessment Supervisor, where he helps to manage the E.ON Surveying Assessment Department for ECO (HHCRO / CSCO / CERO) and Green Deal obligation commitments.
Matt has an HNC in Construction and is accredited with both NHER and STROMA as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal Advisor.
Facilitator: Peter Chisnall - Compliance Manager, Climate Energy
This workshop will cover a fuel poverty update with the latest statistics from DECC under the new LIHCs definition as well as the Latest ECO statistics. The workshop will also look delegates’ experiences so far, barriers and ideas to overcome them and why the West Midlands region has the worst fuel poverty rates.
Peter is Compliance Manager at Climate Energy, a Certified Passive House Consultant, Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, a Member of CIEH, CIWM, CIWEM, IOSH, CIBSE, EI, IEMA and IOA.
Peter Chisnall has been with Climate Energy for four years, originally managing the EST East of England advice centre.
Previously with Braintree District Council for 19 years, as an Environmental Health Officer and seven years as Head of Waste Management and Resource Efficiency, Peter was responsible for the innovative Council Tax cashback scheme for households installing cavity wall insulation.
Peter has been Involved with HECA from the outset and in 2004 was awarded the Eastern HECA Officer of the Year at the UK HECA conference for his work with Braintree, Essex and East of England local secured through Herefordshire Council.
Facilitators: Lorraine Scott - Sales Manager Refurbishment, National Insulation Association and Mark Weaver - SWIGA Chair and Retrofit Marketing Director for Saint-Gobain, Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA)
There are seven million homes that require Solid Wall Insulation (SWI), SWI is a key area of focus in the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation and there is expected to be a major increase in installations over the next few years. The NIA represent the manufacturers, system designers and installers of Solid Wall Insulation - external wall, internal wall and hybrid wall (internal and external on the same property) insulation and will provide delegates with details of the solutions available, opportunities and challenges and work that NIA is doing to expand the market. Quality Assurance and Consumer Protection are key in the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation and the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency will provide details of its SWIGA quality framework and independent 25 year guarantee.
Lorraine Scott representing the National Insulation Association is the National Sales Manager for ECO and Refurbishment at Sto Ltd a leading external wall system designer with over 60 years’ experience.
Lorraine has spent over 30 years in the external wall and insulation industry and has a wealth of experience.
Starting her career with Rockwool the insulation manufacturer, where she spent 24 years, she has spent the past eight years in the external wall market and has worked with several external wall system designers.
Mark Weaver is Retrofit Marketing Director for Saint-Gobain in the UK, the world’s leading construction materials manufacturer, which includes brands such as British Gypsum, Isover, Weber, Celotex and Glassolutions.
Mark has worked for Saint-Gobain for eight years and, prior to joining, worked for Lafarge and Redland in their roofing systems divisions.
Mark was elected Chair of SWIGA in 2011 when the not-for-profit guarantee agency was formed by leading solid wall insulation system designers and has been instrumental in working with DECC and Ofgem in the establishment of criteria for guarantees for solid wall measures under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.
Mark is married with two young girls and enjoys a range of sporting activities and cooking in his spare time.