Future Thinking Keynote Speakers

Series 7
Mike Creamer Founder of Business Edge Ltd

Series 6
Doug King Building Performance Expert

Series 5
Bruno Gardener, Managing Director, Carbon Trust
David Reilly, Associate Director, Carbon Trust
Eloise Burnett, Associate, Carbon Trust
Jonathan Winston, Occupier Support Manager, Carbon Trust
Paul Wedgewood, Associate Director, Carbon Trust
Paul Huggins, Associate Director, Carbon Trust
Daniel Tuohy, Business Development Manager, IES
Dr Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager, IES
Dr Sarah Graham, UK Division Head, IES

Series 4
Ant Wilson, Director at AECOM (UK)
Dr. Stefan Boeykens, Guest Professor KU Leuven Department of Architecture / D-studio BIM Specialist Belgium

Series 3
Ray Gluckman, Expert in Refrigeration, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Graham Wright, Daikin UK, HEVAC President
Yetunde Abdul, Principal Consultant, BRE Global

Series 2
Charlene Clear, BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager
Dr. Gavin Dunn, BSc(Hons) MSc PhD C. Build E FCABE, Director of BREEAM
Tom Wilson, BREEAM International New Construction Scheme Manager
Martin Townsend, BREEAM, Director of Sustainability

Series 1
Graham Wright, Daikin UK, HEVAC President
Professor Geoff Levermore (BSc, PhD, DIC, ARCS, DMS, CEng, MInstE, MASHRAE, FCIBSE)

Mike Creamer, Founder of Business Edge Ltd

Mike Creamer is a highly respected technical specialist, experienced in the design and development of water chillers, chemical dehumidifiers, ducted systems, electronic control systems and engineering selection software.

A winner of numerous awards, Mike’s long-standing quest is to reduce the vast amount of energy consumed by large comfort air conditioning, close control and refrigeration systems.

Doug King, Building Performance Expert

Doug King is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Environmentalist as well as a Chartered Engineer, he brings a scientific approach and environmental sensitivity to the design of buildings. He has been the engineer behind numerous of ground breaking buildings worldwide including: Sainsbury’s Greenwich; the Genzyme Centre in Cambridge, Massachusettes; the Innovate Green Office in Leeds and the UN EcoBuilding in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Doug is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bath and Chongqing. He writes and teaches widely on building physics and sustainability in the built environment. He founded a national initiative to establish University Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design and contributes to policy through several institutions. Doug holds the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Bruno Gardner, Managing Director, Carbon Trust

Bruno Gardner heads up the Carbon Trust’s involvement in the Low Carbon Workplace, a low-carbon property development partnership between the Carbon Trust, asset manager Columbia Threadneedle and developer Stanhope. The partnership acquires commercial office buildings and refurbishes them into modern, energy-efficient workplaces. Tenants receive ongoing support from the Carbon Trust, helping them to minimise their energy costs and carbon emissions.

Bruno also co-leads the Carbon Trust’s work on sustainable cities. In his previous role as Director of Energy Efficiency Ventures, Bruno oversaw the Carbon Trust’s commercial energy efficiency and implementation activities, including the Energy Efficiency Financing partnership with Siemens Financial Services and the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory for accredited equipment suppliers. Before joining the Carbon Trust, Bruno worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey and held various commercial, strategic and operational roles with Barclays and ExxonMobil. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

David Reilly, Associate Director, Carbon Trust

David Reilly is a Chartered engineer with more than 12 years’ experience in delivering technical projects in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon management, building design/refurbishment and energy infrastructure. He joined the Carbon Trust in 2011 and is Head of Carbon Trust Wales.

As Head of Carbon Trust Wales, David leads all of our energy efficiency and carbon reduction improvement services in Wales, including the Carbon Trust’s support to the Welsh Government’s Resource Efficient Wales service. He also leads our offering on investment grade energy audits, sustainable building design/refurbishment and building integrated renewable energy. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, David worked as a Senior Engineer in a number of consultancy roles, focussing on energy and carbon reduction across a variety of sectors and technology areas.

Eloise Burnett, Associate, Carbon Trust

Eloise Burnett project manages DECC’s Energy Technology List (ETL) research programme at the Carbon Trust. The programme involves detailed technology analysis of 20 different technologies each year and culminates on detailed changes that ensure that the ETL supports top quartile energy saving products. Eloise also works as a research analyst on various projects and was a member of the team that produced DECC’s Low Carbon Heating Technology Evaluation for Domestic Heat Pumps.

Prior to the Carbon Trust, Eloise started her career in building performance as BRE graduate where she helped develop the BREEAM non-domestic refurbishment scheme and train scheme assessors. With BRE innovations she drive forward R&D of innovative technology in the built environment and with the BRE Sustainable Energy team supported Green Deal development. Eloise moved onto CityWest Homes where she worked on improving building performance and urban development. She planned the redevelopment and improvement of Westminster council’s 22,500 properties which included leading stakeholder engagement with residents on ~20 improvement projects worth £32M.

Jonathan Winston, Occupier Support Manager, Carbon Trust

Jonathan Winston is a Consultant with the Carbon Trust, primarily working in the Low Carbon Workplace team since 2013 to deliver modern, energy efficient workplaces through the sustainable refurbishment of existing commercial office buildings. With experience in buildings and building services, monitoring and verification and low carbon consultancy, he provides technical expertise during the construction, fit-out and occupied stages of each project.

Prior to joining the Carbon Trust Jonathan worked at Schneider Electric where he led development of multi-million pound EPC projects, such as the ChristieNHS, which incorporated a broad of range of energy efficiency measures such as heat pumps, renewables, controls, ventilation, cooling, energy recovery, lighting and electrical infrastructure. Jonathan holds a MEng in Civil and Architectural Engineering, and is a certified measurement and verification professional (CMVP).

Paul Huggins, Associate Director, Carbon Trust

Paul Huggins heads up the Carbon Trust's services that deliver business driven market transformation in built environment and process industry technologies. He advises DECC on industrial technologies and delivers the Energy Technology List on its behalf. Paul also advise Chinese Provincial governments and private clients on the development of sustainable industrial product markets. In his previous role as Head of Financial Services, Paul lead the Carbon Trust’s 0% Energy Efficiency Low Scheme and scaled the scheme from £30M to £100M+ p.a.

Paul’s areas of expertise include industrial technology strategy, system vs component energy efficiency and driving market transformation through directed technology innovation. Prior to the Carbon Trust Paul held various leadership, and operational roles with in the Oil & Gas industry. He holds a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence and MBA (Cranfield).

Paul Wedgewood, Associate Director, Carbon Trust

Paul Wedgewood has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of commercial and consultancy roles in both large and smaller organisations. He joined the Carbon Trust in 2009 and is Head of Carbon Trust Scotland.

As Head of Carbon Trust Scotland Paul leads all of our strategic change management programmes and technical advice services help organisations and their employees to identify, develop and implement successful and enduring energy- and carbon-saving solutions. This includes establishing the business case and implementation path for projects in buildings (including heating, lighting, ventilation, building fabric and on-site renewables), processes, and for awareness and behaviour change.

In addition to his work in the UK, Paul also has a focus on Latin America where he leads programmes focused on energy efficiency in buildings with local governments in Mexico and is currently involved in developing further initiatives there and also in Brazil.

Daniel Tuohy, Business Development Manager, IES

Daniel Tuohy is a Business Development Manager for IES with over 9 years of experience in engineering consulting and energy management. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering, a Master of Science (MSc) in Energy management and a Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics. He is also a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

An experienced expert in data analytics, building performance data analysis, energy data analysis and building engineering systems, Daniel has a strong track record working for various organisations within these areas, including Bentley Systems as a Senior Technical Support Engineer, and Wattics as a Chief Energy Analyst. Previous to his role as Business Development Manager, Daniel was a Consultant for IES, responsible for the analysis of building energy performance data to best practice using industry leading IES Virtual Environment Software.

Dr Naghman Khan, Business Development Manager, IES

Naghman Khan is a Business Development Manager for IES and an Affiliate Director for IBPSA. He has over 10 years of experience in the environmental engineering and sustainable energy sector. His credentials include a PhD in Sustainable Energy and Building Simulation, a Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Technology & Policy, and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics.

Naghman’s main areas of expertise lie in Smart Cities, Energy & Environmental Modelling & Simulation and Building Physics. He is co-author of the recently published CIBSE Publication: AM11 Building Performance Modelling. Previous to joining IES, Naghman worked as a Senior Energy and Data Consultant.

Dr Sarah Graham, UK Division Head for IES

Sarah Graham has 20 years of experience in building design. Her credentials include MSc, BEng(Hons), EngD Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation and her expertise lies in the areas of: BIM and the positive impact it can have on the design process, collaborative working, Low-energy design, Sustainable design and assessment and Energy management. She has provided clients with specialist modelling and simulation on a diverse range of projects including archive buildings, schools, hotels, offices and leisure facilities.

During a secondment to University College London Virtual Reality Centre Sarah investigated the benefits of current and emerging engineering technologies and their potential uses in facilitating collaborative working to streamline design and construction processes.

Ant Wilson, AECOM Fellow, Director of Sustainability & Advanced Design, Building Engineering

Ant Wilson is recognised as one of the UK’s most influential building services engineers with considerable experience in low and zero carbon systems, façade engineering and green measurement tools.

Ant Graduated in Building Engineering from the University of Bath in 1979 and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Energy Institute, AECOM and the Society of Façade Engineering. He is also a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting.

Ant has received a number of prestigious industry accolades: He holds a silver medal for his contribution to CIBSE, has been recognised by the IMechE for outstanding contribution to building services and construction and named the first ever winner of an Engineering Ambassador award from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering. He has also been involved on various government research projects and has helped in the development UK Building Regulation to conserve fuel and power for the last 15 years.

Ant has worked on a wide range of construction projects and software development. He is an experienced speaker, facilitator, chairman, trainer and above all passionate about his job.

Dr. Stefan Boeykens, Senior BIM Manager at D-Studio and Guest Professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium

Dr. Stefan Boeykens is an architect-engineer from Belgium, who worked as an independent architect, before joining the KU Leuven, where he completed a PhD on BIM and the design process (2007) and has been involved in research and teaching on various themes, including CAD, BIM, 3D Visualization, Development and Cost Estimations.

With an interest in interoperability and workflows, he is a strong defender of OpenBIM and is member of the Benelux Chapter of BuildingSmart. He is an expert in several 3D and BIM software applications, such as ArchiCAD, Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Unity, Cinema 4D and MS Excel. He is also fluent in a variety of programming languages, such as C++, C#, Java, php, and VBA.

In 2014 he joined D-Studio, a Belgian BIM development and consultancy company, guiding technology implementation, analysis, consultancy and long-term innovation around BIM.

He is a frequent speaker at various BIM-related workshops and events.

Yetunde Abdul, Principal Consultant, BRE Global

Yetunde Abdul is a Principal Consultant at BRE Global. She is BREEAMs Scheme Development manager and has worked in the BREEAM team for over 10 years in a range of roles covering technical, operational and commercial development in BREEAMs domestic and non-domestic business areas. She has worked with a range of clients UK and International notably securing a 2 year secondment to the UK Government initially with HM Treasury and then the Cabinet Office and projects relating to the Olympics and Crossrail. Her background is environment focus with previous experience covering Environmental Impact assessment, Air Pollution, Environmental Management Systems and Waste minimisation. Last year Yetunde was the lead author of the Delivering Sustainable Buildings, Savings and Payback publication.

Ray Gluckman, Gluckman Consulting, Specialist in Refrigeration and Climate Change

Ray Gluckman is Managing Director of Gluckman Consulting – a technical consultancy specialising in refrigeration and climate change.

Ray has an engineering degree from Cambridge University. He has worked as a consultant since 1978 for major consultancies including W. S. Atkins, Enviros, SKM and Jacobs.

Ray’s work relates to energy efficiency and climate change issues. He has been responsible for numerous studies for both energy users and policy makers. This has included practical energy saving projects in most industrial and commercial sectors. His area of special expertise relates to refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps. He has carried out many projects to help end users improve the energy efficiency of their refrigeration systems.

As well as being an expert in CO2 emission reductions through energy efficiency, Ray is also an authority on reducing emissions of the powerful “F-Gases” (HFCs, PFCs and SF6). He has worked on F-Gas emissions inventories and assessment of emission reduction opportunities since 1995. He has led many important studies related to reducing the use and emissions of F-Gases for a wide range of clients including various national governments and the European Commission. He was closely involved in the development of both the 2006 and 2014 EU F-Gas Regulations.

Ray was President of the Institute of Refrigeration in 1995 and 1996. He received the Cooling Industry Awards Gold Award in 2011.

Graham Wright, Daikin UK, HEVAC President

Graham Wright is Daikin UK’s Legislation Specialist and became President of HEVAC in July 2014. Graham is a mechanical engineer who has worked in the air conditioning industry for 30 years. He has project managed some of the largest chiller projects in London and worked in product marketing and engineering across Europe for 3 major AC manufactures. Graham is currently responsible for reviewing existing and pending EU and UK legislation appertaining to the heating air conditioning sector, specifically in Part L, BREEAM, and EN standards complete with the associated legal requirements within the industry.

He also participates in industry groups with FETA, Heat Pump Association, BEMA, MPC, MCS, and HHIC. As well as being President of HEVAC, Graham also Chairs FETA AC Technical Committee, BESCA Board, and Micro Power Council Quality and Skills group.

Professor Geoff Levermore (BSc, PhD, DIC, ARCS, DMS, CEng, MInstE, MASHRAE, FCIBSE)

Professor Geoff Levermore was the head of the Built Environment Research Group in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (2000 to 2011). He took early retirement and voluntary severance to support his terminally ill wife. He was appointed an Emeritus Professor in 2011. His wife died in 2011 and he has resumed part-time research, mostly on urban heat islands, and work on the CIBSE Guide A2 External Weather Data and is seeing through his remaining PhD students. He was recently appointed a part-time professor at the Institute of Energy and Sustainability, De Montfort University.

He was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, (UNEP, WMO)) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) 2007, Working Group 3 (WG3): Mitigation of Climate Change, Residential / Commercial Buildings. He was a contributor to the award of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 to the IPCC and Al Gore. He was founding co-ordinator of CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) W108, Climate Change and the Built Environment (one International Conference and 7 International Meetings), 2001 to 2007, Chair of the CIBSE Weather Group (1995 to 2006) and was a principal author of CIBSE Guide A Environmental Design, 2005. He is currently Chair of the CIBSE Guide A External Design Data Chapter. He was Principal Investigator (PI) of the EPSRC grant COincident Probabilistic climate change weather data for a Sustainable built Environment (COPSE) (EP/F038178/1, 2008-2011) and also PI of the EPSRC grant SCORCHIO: Sustainable Cities: Options for Responding to Climate cHange Impacts and Outcomes (EP/E017398/1, 2007-2010). In addition, he was PI of Tyndall grant IT1.8 and Co-I of three other Tyndall grants. This work has shown how future temperature increases due to global warming will have a significant impact on buildings’ performances and contributed to design guidance. The author of 58 refereed papers and 15 books Prof Geoff Levermore has managed EPSRC and other grants, since 1990, totalling £2,400,000 (as Principal Investigator).

The aim of SCORCHIO Sustainable Cities: Options for Responding to Climate cHange Impacts and Outcomes [Levermore, Lee, Lindley, Handley, Webb, MetO, Sheffield, Newcastle and East Anglia Universities] is to develop tools for analysis of adaptation options in urban areas, with a particular emphasis on future proofing (with respect to climate change) for mitigating GHG emissions, examining summer heat and human comfort (including the urban heat island effect) in the built environments of Manchester and Sheffield, UK.

The Joule Seedcorn grant, A review of smart electricity meters (2008-2009) [Levermore, Parkinson, Cook, Xu] (collaborators EATechnology and NW Design) reviewed electricity meters that could provide information for real time display of electricity usage, disaggregated into what appliances were actually responsible for the consumption. Work to date suggests that feedback of information on energy could save up to 10% of consumption but there is no work specifically on intelligent smart metering primarily because there are very few such commercial devices.

COPSE (COincident Probabilistic climate change weather data for a Sustainable built Environment) [Levermore, Watkins, Parkinson, Laycock, Napier, Bath, Sheffield and Northumbria Universities, MetO] looked at deriving and selecting future climate change weather data for building design and the urban heat island effect.
Manchester University and Tesco Sustainable Consumption Institute, Towards a zero energy supermarket (ZEST) [Levermore, Hill, Watkins, Parkinson, Wang and Turan]. A scoping study to examine achieving zero carbon supermarkets in the future and reducing the energy use progressively.

EngD project (2006-2010) Smart and low carbon sustainable homes with Barratt Developments [Levermore, Edwards, Glass] examining renewables for new homes.
In 2011 he initiated the Manchester contribution to the Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) with Daikin and a number of European universities. Dr Edwards took over this project.

From 2001 till 2011 he was Programme Director of the initially EPSRC financed MTP, Sustainable Electrical Building Services Engineering (SEBSE) a truly distance learning, part-time programme.

He regularly attends Daikin’s Europe Konwakais attending the recent one in France.

Charlene Clear, BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager

Charlene Clear. Sustainability inspired urbanist and former GreenPrint Lead, Charlene is the recently appointed BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme Manager. She holds a first class MSC in Planning and Urban Design awarded from Oxford Brookes University and is a fellow member of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

Through her multi-disciplinary skills set, Charlene has built a strong professional reputation on providing strategic consultancy at both the building and site level. Projects have included Ebbw Vale, Wales, the Beijing Green Building Park, Beijing and Masthusen, Malmo Sweden.

Charlene is actively involved in promoting women in STEM industries, sitting on BRE’s Women’s Network committee and is a member of the ‘Positive News’, solutions focused media campaign.

She is also a published researcher. Subjects have focused on construction practices in Brazil, new urbanist approaches in UK planning and sound operational energy management. Her current interests lie in determining the ‘total value contribution’ of integrated sustainability across the built environment.

Dr. Gavin Dunn, BSc(Hons) MSc PhD C. Build E FCABE, Director of BREEAM

Dr. Gavin Dunn. Originally trained as an Architect, Gavin initially practiced in North America with a large engineering consultancy before returning to the UK to specialise in the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Gavin continued to advance this agenda through positions at the Welsh School of Architecture, Association of Building Engineers and Elmhurst Energy, before taking his current role as Director of BREEAM at the Building Research Establishment.

In his current position Gavin is responsible for the development and delivery of the business strategy for the BREEAM product range; the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, and contribution to other group businesses including Environmental Markets.

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies

Tom Wilson, BREEAM International New Construction Scheme Manager

Tom Wilson is an enthusiastic advocate and communicator of sustainability.

He has been working in the sustainability field for the last 6 years. First at the UK Climate Impacts Programme based at the University of Oxford, projecting the impacts of climate change in the UK over the coming century. He then moved on to the Energy Saving Trust, helping households to be more energy efficient.

He joined BRE 4 years ago, starting by delivering BREEAM training around the world. For the last year he has been managing the BREEAM International & Bespoke team. Leading a team of BREEAM experts to develop BREEAM and expand its uptake around the world.

Martin Townsend, BREEAM, Director of Sustainability

Martin Townsend has a diverse professional background ranging from advising UK Ministers, as a Regulator in his time at the Environment agency, to working on many construction sites. Martin joined BRE (Global) as Director of BREEAM in 2008 to drive BREEAM forward not just in the UK market, but also internationally. Martin works closely with the construction industry bringing sustainability issues alive for companies' right across Social, Economic and Environmental agenda.

As Director from a BREEAM perspective he looks to:
• Accelerate and broaden the uptake of BREEAM tools throughout the industry;
• Make the tools and standards increasingly more challenging as fast as the market will bear;
• Focus BREEAM development on market priorities and respond quickly and appropriately to market feedback
• Encourage and learn innovation in the UK and internationally
• Capture and benchmark best practise and disseminate that learning
• Ensure BREEAM tools are developed and managed in an open and transparent way;

Martin offers both a UK and an international perspective on construction. Martin has addressed and briefed Ministers of State and several other major fora on the environment and sustainable construction in particular.

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