Connected - Controls Theatre

Sponsored by Sauter Automation

This theatre will look at the physical devices in smart buildings including building controls, energy efficiency, BEMS, sensors, shading and lighting.

Wednesday 12th October 2022

Time Session title
10:00
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10:45

Self-powered IoT - the route to a green energy transition

The mega trends that are affecting the energy market today is a reduction on fossil fuels, with renewable energy making its way onto the stage. Fossil fuels are dominating today with an 80% market share – but are predicted to decrease to ~20% by 2070. Solar energy is expected to take a central position in the future energy market.

The energy industry is shifting towards a more decentralized energy production system. The shift is facilitated through energy being harvested through different energy harvesting solutions. The shift allows for less dependency on wired energy, resulting in greater flexibility.

Today’s digital landscape is developing and is resulting in an increased number of devices, which drives a demand for wireless and battery-less devices / sensors. With the advancements in energy harvesting technologies that has taken place recently, the prospect of powering IoT devices from harvested energy have increased.

Within the EU, buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption. Improving the energy efficiency in buildings will be important.

Today, roughly 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient. This means that a large part of the energy used goes to waste. Such energy loss can be minimised by improving existing buildings and striving for smart solutions and energy efficient materials when constructing new houses.

Sustainable and healthy buildings can be achieved by optimization using IoT, but it will require a lot of sensors. The digital transformation drives the need to measure everything that happens in the physical world.

The main solution for powering sensors today is either by wire or by battery. Wired solutions are good when building new facilities, where you can plan for the wires from the beginning. It is also reliable, but the wiring normally becomes more expensive than the actual sensors. Battery powered solutions increases the flexibility of placement and retrofitting of existing buildings. The drawbacks are the maintenance cost for replacing the batteries during the products lifetime and the potential risk for regulations of disposable batteries.

The new approach is to use self-powered sensors, that harvests energy from natural sources already available. This presentation will talk about the different ways of harvesting energy from the ambient environment and discuss the pros and cons of each area.

Speaker

Dan Nylén

Field Application Engineer

Epshine AB

Dan Nylén is a Field Application Engineer at Epishine and is a technical generalist with 20 years of experience from various positions in tech companies.

As a Field Application Engineer at Epishine Dan’s focus is to make the integration process of our solar cell into the customer product as smooth as possible. This could be by support the customer with mechanical design or advise how to design the power management component.

Dan Nylén has experience from automotive and defence industries and has a long experience of mechanical integration and design.

His mindset is that nothing is impossible!

Epshine AB

10:45
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11:30

Lighting for People - The New Office

Our expectations of what an office looks and feels like are changing. Hybrid work is here to stay, and we need to make sure that offices adapt to enhance productivity. This presentation will look into how properly controlled daylight and electric lighting can add to the comfort, wellbeing, and productivity not only of the people in the space, but also those attending remote meetings. We will also explore how new requirements in building regulations can be applied to support lower energy use while simultaneously unlocking the potential for improving performance.

Speaker

Miguel Aguado

Marketing and Technology Manager

Lutron EA Ltd.

Miguel is the EMEA Marketing and Technology Manager for Lutron based in London. He joined Lutron in 2005 with two bachelor’s degrees in engineering. During his career at Lutron, he has held several positions, ranging from product development to marketing and product management. He is currently a sr. manager at Lutron and holds several positions of leadership in a number of organizations, such as the LIA, the DALI Alliance and Lighting Europe.

Lutron EA Ltd.

11:30
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12:15

Open System Technologies Masterclass

In this session, we will take you on a journey discussing the development and implementation of the technologies that have forged our Industry. From MODBUS, LONWORKS and BACnet MS/TP through to SOAP, XML, RESTful API, MQTT and Containerisation, this session will provide the attendee with all the information needed to gain a better understanding of the technologies used to deliver Intelligent Building Solutions. Aimed at End Users, The Design Community and System Integrators alike, the session will illustrate where the industry has come form and where it is going in the future. Market Trends and the thirst for data will be discussed and how modern market proctices can help you deliver 'Smart Building Solutions' in an efficient manner

Speaker

Simon Ward

Director of Sales UK & Ireland

Distech Controls

Simon is an experienced Sales Professional in the building automation market. He has extensive experience of the installation and use of room controls as well as technical knowledge of advanced building automation in commercial buildings such as offices, hotels and apartments. Simon is currently the UK and Ireland Regional Director for Distech Controls. Leading a Sales Team, Distech Controls leads the market in terms of Innovative Solutions that Connect People with Intelligent Building Solutions, For Better health, Better Spaces and Better Efficiencies.

Distech Controls

12:15
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13:00

Leveraging Smart Building Intelligence to Create Sustainable Environments

How to utilise smart technologies within the built environment: optimise efficiency and occupant experience on the journey to a Net Zero world.

Speaker

Charlie Hilton

Head of Sauter Energy

Sauter Automation

With over 11 years’ experience within the energy and building controls industry, Charlie joined Sauter in January 2022 and created Sauter Energy, which delivers energy services and projects to aid in fulfilling consumption targets.

Sauter Automation

Speaker

Ivo Krastins

Principal Building Intelligence Engineer

Hoare Lea

As a Principal Engineer within the Building Intelligence Team, Ivo endeavours to implement user centric built environment designs through system integration, data acquisition and analytics, and innovation.

Hoare Lea

Speaker

Neil Dolley

Technical Director

Sauter Automation Ltd

As Technical Director for Sauter Automation, Neil has been with the company for 28 years. Neil, along with the Design Technical Team, is instrumental in bringing Sauter's smart products, such as Second Sight, to market.

Sauter Automation Ltd

13:00
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13:45

Why the industry needs to work together now to address the issues of the future

The challenges the industry faces over the next few years are very real, with escalating energy costs alone hitting commercial buildings hard. At the same time the industry faces a skills shortage like never before. The panel will discuss why it is more important than ever for the industry to work together to address the issue of ongoing training and development and bring new entrants into the industry through T Levels and Apprenticeships.

Speaker

Graeme Rees

President

BCIA

Graeme is currently the UK & Ireland Digital Energy Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric and has been involved in the building controls industry for more than 30 years, after starting his career as a Project Engineer at Lidworth Ltd. He later moved on to Bristol Management Systems before spending 19 years at Trend Control Systems, where he worked his way up from Regional Field Services Manager to Marketing Director. Early in 2019 Graeme was elected on to the BCIA’s Management Committee and he will now use his years of experience gained in the industry to build on the BCIA’s position as a leading influence on standards, professionalism and innovation for its members.

BCIA

Speaker

Peter Behan

Director

Group Horizon

Peter is the Founder and Director of Group Horizon, a specialist training provider developing and delivering apprenticeship programmes nationally for over 12 years. Group Horizon is delighted to be working in partnership with the BCIA to deliver the new BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship. Having started his career as an engineering apprentice at 16, Peter is a passionate advocate of apprenticeships and the critical role of integrated skills development in achieving Net Zero. Peter has a First Class Honours Degree in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, he completed the Cranfield University General Management Programme and is currently undertaking a Masters in Digital Analytics and Machine Learning at Newcastle University.

Group Horizon

Speaker

Jen Vickers

Document Engineer

Crown House Technologies

Jen has worked for Crown House Technologies which is part of Laing O’Rourke since 2015. She works within Enterprise Solutions who deliver specialist systems including BEMS and was originally appointed to oversee documentation nationally. More recently Jen has started to project manage the BEMS package on a number of projects. She is also involved in a number of BCIA projects as a volunteer, one of the most recent being the launch of the BCIA Young Engineers Network.

Crown House Technologies

Speaker

Wendy Belfield

Commercial Director

InTandem Systems

Wendy worked as a senior lecturer and dissertation mentor at Southampton Solent University for 27 years for a range of degree courses before co-founding InTandem Systems in 1997. As Commercial Director, Wendy has been responsible for business growth and has led the company to develop into a thriving BEMS specialist in the building services sector. Wendy’s passion is for training the next generation of Building Services Engineers something which has seen her spearhead the introduction of the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship for which she received the BCIA Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award in 2020. Wendy is also a T Level Ambassador and has, for many years been a training mentor for students undertaking placements at InTandem Systems, a role which culminated in being awarded the CIBSE Employer of the Year (small business and overall winner) in both 2017 and 2020. Wendy continues to Chair the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Employer Group ensuring that the issue of skills remains at the top of the agenda for the building controls industry.

InTandem Systems

Speaker

Andy Reakes

Head of Growth

JIB/ECS

Andy has been with the JIB since 2012 and is experienced in a number of areas across the organisation and with the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS), which covers more than 175,000 valid card holders across the industry including building controls. Andy’s role as Head of Growth is focused on the strategic development of the ECS and includes a leading role in the sector to improve the coverage of the scheme, develop new digital systems and processes to enhance user value, raise competence standards and work for a safer built environment. Andy is on Working Group 2 for Installers as part of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into competence following the tragedy at Grenfell, is Chair of a smart technology group for CSCS Partner Schemes covering more than 2 million card holders and acts as Secretary to an industry charity promoting skills development and further education.

JIB/ECS

13:45
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14:30

Lighting Management: standards, legislative framework and response to energy certification systems

The energy emergency due to the war situation in Ukrain, has increased the urgency of reducing the energy consumption in buildings. The Lighting Management Systems besides controlling light according to users needs and the availability of day light, also help in reducing the consumption with HVAC systems when linked to the BMS systems. Knowing how to implement a lighting management system using standards and answering the requests from legislation and certifications programs is of great interest to everyone involved in building construction and management.
KNX is the most common global Standard for Building Automation and together with DALI offer some of the best solutions for Light Management Systems. In this presentation I will address how to design and install a LMS with DALI and KNX and the technology of motion and occupancy detectors. How to link the Lighting Management System to a BMS, benefits and framework with legislation and Energy Efficient Certification Programs, such as with LEED, AQUA and Others.

Speaker

Miguel Jose Gamboa Soares

Global Business Development Manager

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

Miguel is the Global Business Developer for Building Automation at B.E.G. supporting the international subsidiaries in developing and selling light management solutions. He started at B.E.G. in the Portuguese Branch as technical director developing the market turning BEG brand the most known lighting control specialists in Portugal. Miguel is an Electrical engineer with 2 post graduations in Business Management and Project Management and is also a KNX Tutor. With a huge experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development his career has been established developing and selling Building Automation solutions using KNX and DALI with special focus for Energy Efficiency. Experience has been gained working for companies such as Siemens and has been deeply involved in developing several of the most important KNX Projects in Portugal. At B.E.G. since 2017 is member of KNX National Group and Lighting working group from AGEFE (National Association for Manufacturers and Wholesalers for Electrical Sector and Electronics), actively participated on the definition of Legislation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Miguel strongly believes that training people on using the best control and management solutions, will deliver the best energy efficiency solutions for buildings.

B.E.G. Brück Electronic GmbH

14:30
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15:15

Horizontal vs vertical system architectures - how to demolish silos

Traditional building services systems have been vertical architectures – each function such as HVAC controls, lighting controls, meter monitoring etc. are delivered as separate working system comprised of sensor and actuators connected to controllers which are connected to one or more network managers which are connected to supervisory software and, more recently and sometimes to cloud application. This approach makes data sharing and integration difficult to achieve, hindered further by the proprietary nature of the communications between some or all of the layers.

Horizontally architected systems offer a different approach, which enables much easier data sharing between devices at all levels, and avoids some of the layers as well. This talk explores the opportunities and challenges of choosing a horizontal rather than a vertical approach to smart building systems design, and the role of open protocols, and device & data modelling standards in facilitating greater openness as well as unlocking value from the building data.

Speaker

Chris Irwin

VP Sales

J2 Innovations

Chris is currently Vice President of Sales for J2 Innovations, a Siemens company, providing open framework software for smart buildings, smart equipment and IoT applications. Previous roles include VP Sales EMEA for Distech Controls, and Business Development Director for Tridium Europe, as well various other roles including Managing Director of £5M T/O FastTrack 100 manufacturing company. Chris is well known in the UK advanced building controls market. Highly IT literate at mobile, PC and network levels, also with knowledge of embedded and wireless technologies, especially regarding energy efficiency. Chris has lectured in energy conservation and open control systems, and provided consultancy on business strategy, integrated building automation, and commercial PV systems. Chris is passionate about energy saving, decarbonisationation, renewable energy and electric vehicles.

J2 Innovations

15:15
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16:00

The Digitalisation of Lighting – Burden or Opportunity? How Qualified Bluetooth® Mesh is Changing the Role of Lighting in the Intelligent Building

  • The current general perception of intelligent lighting is that it is more a burden than an opportunity. To energy managers they are energy hungry items that must be tamed. To a facilities manager it is an infrastructure that is often neglected, difficult to manage, impossible to program and re-program and is expensive to maintain. To building owners they are depreciating assets with limited value beyond their primary function of delivering light.

The digitalisation of light and using technologies such as qualified Bluetooth mesh is challenging the paradigm of the role of lighting in the intelligent building and changing the perception of lighting from burden to tremendous opportunity. In this presentation, let us show you how qualified Bluetooth mesh enabled lighting can deliver rich, insightful data from all over your building and pave the road to a world of opportunity.

Speaker

Edward Lees

Global Head of Technical Product Development – Digital Solutions & Services

Sylvania

Edward Lees is Global Head of Technical Product Development – Smart & Beyond Lighting at Feilo Sylvania. Edward has over 15 years of lighting experience from traditional light sources and luminaires, to cutting edge IOT device/system development and professional smart lighting market implementations. Previously in a wide range of product management roles at international and global levels, Edward is now responsible for all Smart and Beyond Lighting product developments and Smart Lighting R&D Teams at Feilo Sylvania including its 3 Smart Lighting Innovation Centres (SLIC).

Sylvania

16:00
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16:45

Managing IoT Security in Smart, Connected Buildings

Today’s critical buildings and facilities have a rapidly growing mix of hardware and connected systems, which means buildings technology can no longer live in autonomy. Firmware, cloud services, and integration to drive not just automation, but deep insight requirements inspired by building analytics’ interest (driven by AI and ML) have introduced a technological shift, making interconnectivity of building systems and solutions a norm, not an exception. While this offers many advantages for customers and manufacturers alike, it also opens many securities risk vectors. The mix of systems and IoT devices introduces a realm of problems, traditionally nonexistent just a few years ago. From BMS/EMS systems to lighting systems, to HVAC, and water each new system on a network introduces a new potential vector of attack. This presentation will strive to explain and offer answers to this growing security concern for system manufacturers, software platforms, and end-users alike to help prevent the next irreversible security breach.

Speaker

Michael Skurla

Chief Product Officer

Radix IoT

As Chief Product Officer at Radix IoT, LLC–offering limitless monitoring and management rooted in intelligence–Michael Skurla helps consolidate global Marketing & Product Viability, focusing on forthcoming product strategy and intellectual property for markets including unique R&D initiatives, cloud/managed services, merger & acquisitions targets. Previously, as CTO, Skurla set product strategy. He has over two decades of experience in control automation and IoT product design with Fortune 500 companies, focusing on the intersection of software and hardware, emphasizing data aggregation and analytics for mission-critical industries. A well-recognized thought leader and a contributor to such top industry publications as Field Technologies, Network World, Critical Facilities, Oilman Magazine, IoT Playbook, IoT News, Digitalisation World (UK), LD+A, among others, he is a frequent lecturer on outcome-based analytics and consolidated data methodologies for building & industrial applications driving efficiency and alternative business outcomes through data. Skurla is a contributing member of ASHRAE, USGBC, 7x24Exchange, and IES Education.

Radix IoT

Thursday 13th October 2022

Time Session title
10:00
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10:45

Technology that makes buildings Talk

Everything starts with capturing data, and IoT sensors fulfil this role perfectly. However, data only has value if it is of a high quality, accessible and able to be understood.

Using sensors across your real estate platform makes your buildings Smart. Using sensors, a data aggregation Platform, intelligent Applications linked to employee/visitor experience and being integrated with your BMS/IWMS makes your buildings Intelligent.

In this session we will talk about how occupancy, environmental and energy sensing technologies are the first step in moving towards an intelligent building.

Speaker

Mark Lawrance

Director, Strategic Accounts

Pressac Communications Limited

With over 20 years' experience working in healthcare, telco, SaaS and IoT, Mark has had a number of roles focussing on growth through innovation, making use of the latest technologies and ensuring clients get maximum value from the systems they use.

Now leading the IoT side of things at Pressac Communications, he is responsible for their smart-sensor global GTM strategy. With a comprehensive understanding of the ‘intelligent building’ ecosystem and a clear focus on the role IoT plays within it, Mark is passionate about ensuring the availability of accurate data is recognised as a cornerstone of any CRE strategy.

Pressac Communications Limited

10:45
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11:30

Cloud IoT Connectivity with UDMI Schema - a manufacturers viewpoint

Google have pioneered a philosophy for taming the IoT and provide a structured, secure and well defined methodology for connecting devices to Cloud IoT Servers to allow ingestion of building data in a structured and machine readable format.

This is new ground in what is otherwise an arena that is ill defined and susceptible to rampant use of unstructured, insecure and proprietary connection protocols which if uncontrolled can lead to supplier lock in, cyber-exposed and unmaintainable solutions for building operators and owners who are seeking solutions for Smart Buildings that are secure, standardized and future-proof.

The three pillars of the Building Operating System are DAQ, DBO and UDMI. This presentation lays out why Delta Controls, a well respected authority in BACnet and driving force behind the protocol that made sense of Building Automation, thinks that Google's BOS is an important development in the emerging world of IoT Connectivity for Smart Buildings

Speaker

John Brough

Director of European Operations

Delta Controls Inc

John’s career started in Defense Electronics as a hardware / software engineer developing passive defense systems where he first studied and pioneered the early use of computer systems. Since 1994 he has been working in the Building Automation industry and is currently the Director of European Operations for Delta Controls Inc, who are part of the multi-billion dollar Delta Group with far reaching and wide ranging energy and automation products that help deliver carbon net zero buildings with a high degree of automation and Cloud IoT Connectivity.

Delta Controls Inc

11:30
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12:15

Debunking Net Zero

This panel, hosted by Jules Barker, will look at what Net Zero looks like for the UK building market and how energy demand and sustainability will play out in the coming years.

Joined on the panel by Kas Mohammed - vice president of digital energy at Schneider Electric, Claire Curran – MD, Linaker, Jonathon Winston - manager, Low Carbon Workplace Carbon Trust, Magnus Leask – technical director, Hoare Lea and Anna Turitsyna, there will be a deep dive into sustainability, net zero and how energy prices will shape the future of buildings and their ability to be controlled and monitored.

Speaker

Claire Curran

Managing Director Linaker / President Elect BESA

Linaker

A star wars geek, car enthusiast, mum of 3, and massive lover of tequila and cake; Claire part owns the largest privately owned specialist M and E company in the UK. Next year she will become the 3rd female president of the UKs largest trade association in the built environment - BESA. Having trail blazed in a seriously male dominated sector, Linaker, Claire’s 4th child, has seen 120% organic growth in 4 years. A multi-award winning passionate pioneer of bringing your authentic self to work, she demonstrates why being everything anyone shouldn’t be; traditionally in the engineering sector, has been an asset not an obstacle to loving the journey.

Linaker

Speaker

Kas Mohammed

Vice President of Digital Energy UK&I

Schneider Electric

Kas Mohammed is the Vice President of the Digital Buildings division at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland. His team work within both new and existing buildings across Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education segments to deliver systems which ensure optimal efficiency and user comfort across all stages of the building life cycle. Kas is passionate about improving sustainability across the built environment and reducing carbon emissions in our sector.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Magnus Leask

Director - Intelligent Buildings Group

Hoare Lea

Magnus is the Director of the Hoare Lea Intelligent Building Group which includes the Audiovisual, ICT and Building Intelligence departments.

My background includes a Masters from Southampton University in Information Systems, initially working in the Sports Marketing ICT space, designing and delivering ICT solutions for major sporting events across 20 countries, including the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup experience.

My role at Hoare Lea focused upon the design and specification of ICT & Smart Buildings Infrastructure across a range of sectors.

Our focus is the utilization of technology to drive additional visibility and functionality to building stakeholders, which naturally drives tenant satisfaction, Return on Investment and aligns to ESG Strategies.

Hoare Lea’s Intelligent Buildings Group is based at Kings Cross.

Hoare Lea

Speaker

Jonathan Winston

Manager

Carbon Trust

Jonathan is an expert in sustainable real estate, building performance and technologies, carbon reduction strategies and climate change mitigation with 15 years of experience in the sector.

Following a masters in Civil and Architectural engineering studied at University of Bath, he joined at Schneider Electric as a project developer on holistic multi-million pound energy performance contracts for large scale public estates.

At Carbon Trust, he is primarily engaged with delivering energy efficiency, carbon reduction and broader sustainability ambitions for a joint venture commercial peroperty fund. Key projects have included the development of the fund’s Net Zero Commitment, net zero asset acquisition assessments and developing the specifications for the recent asset refurbishments.

Jonathan acts as a consultant for other Carbon Trust teams on real estate and technical building projects, notably on transformational lending frameworks and green bond frameworks. His expertise is also applied as Carbon Trust’s Head of Environment and is responsible for the sustainable performance of the organisation, the accredited ISO management system and delivering on long term emissions reduction targets.

Carbon Trust

Speaker

Anna Turitsyna

Digital Power Account Manager

Schneider Electric

Anna is an Account Manager in Schneider Electric’s Digital Power division, focusing on energy monitoring and power management in buildings. She holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London, where she was also involved in several environmental and sustainability societies. Since joining Schneider Electric in 2020, Anna has strived to better educate herself and her customers on what sustainability means for them and how to meet their energy targets.

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Jules Barker

Global Director of Product

WiredScore

Jules Barker is Global Director of Product at WiredScore, responsible for the creation, delivery and evolution of all products and associated services, including the WiredScore digital connectivity certification and SmartScore.

Jules joined WiredScore in 2020 from British Land, a UK based developer and landlord. There he led the Smart Places team, responsible for developing the company’s strategy for using technology to create outstanding places, and then devising and delivering products to make this a reality.

Jules’ background is in business strategy working at Bain and Co and BP. He started his career in the British Army where he commanded tanks and skied quite a lot, and has also worked as a postman, a binman and a juice innovator.

Jules is fascinated by the changes technology is driving across the world and is a great believer that tech can change our world for the better, if we manage not to destroy ourselves with it first.

WiredScore

12:15
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13:00

LoRaWAN for Building Services

LoRaWAN is fast becoming the wireless protocol of choice in building services. In this presentation, we cover everything you need to know about how it works, the benefits of it and how it is applied in building services applications.

Topics covered are:

Legacy Wireless Sensing Technology
IOT - The Internet of Things
What is LoRaWAN?
How does LoRaWAN differ from previous Technology
LoRaWAN Sensors
Network Architecture
LoRaWAN as a Building Technology
Public Networks
Security
Summary

Speaker

Andy Camsell

Technical Consultant

Sontay Ltd

Andy has been working in the building services industry since 1986. Initially training as an air conditioning engineer he continued to develop his skills in building services through hands-on installation, maintenance and commissioning culminating in a career in the emerging BMS industry in the mid 1990’s.

Over the years he has held engineering and leadership roles with contractors, technology providers and manufacturers including the position of Technical Manager at Sontay. In 2006 he started a control systems contracting business with two partners and remained managing director there until 2014 before setting out on his own to provide contract consultancy services.

Recent appointments include managing the EMEA critical systems environmental monitoring strategy for a large investment bank and building services commissioning manager at a landmark medical research facility in London. Control systems and BMS are his area of expertise and he has gained a wealth of experience working within the building services industry.

He is passionate about innovation and especially the convergence of sensing and I.T. systems establishing BMS as a proven technology in the “Internet of Things” revolution.

Sontay Ltd

13:00
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13:45

How BEMS can save you time, money and company fines

BEMS stands for Building Energy Monitoring Systems. This presentation will let you know what a BEMS is, how legislation is affecting all companies views on energy, how a BEMS can integrate into a building existing infrastructure, and how BEMS can be a simple starting step in enabling IoT technologies to be used in existing buildings.

Speaker

Andy Davies

Technical Sales Manager

HMS Networks

As a technical sales professional, Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the Building and Industrial Automation industry. His expertise includes both account management and new business development representing HVAC, Digital Video Recording, CCTV, Access Control and IT infrastructure products and services.

HMS Networks

13:45
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14:30

Beyond Lighting – Why Connecting With Your Data Via API’s is so Important

Designed specifically for professional lighting applications, Bluetooth mesh is the first communication standard that brings wire-like reliability to wireless control systems. Once deployed, a Bluetooth mesh-based lighting network can provide the infrastructure for both lighting and non-lighting services, effectively acting like the building’s nervous system.

Smart buildings are becoming an element of competitive advantage for commercial building owners, driven by the ability to use the data generated to improve energy performance and enhance the experience of the people who work in them. For this to happen, integration with external systems is key and this is where APIs play an important role.

Public APIs allow customers to access the data from their Bluetooth mesh lighting networks in real time, connect these networks with other building automation and management (BMS) systems, and build completely new applications on top of them. In addition, as an open standard, Bluetooth mesh opens the door to achieving the interoperability that is needed for truly smart buildings. In my presentation I will describe how the APIs work and give some examples of services that can be built using them.

Speaker

Ewa Spohn

Product Manager

Silvair

Ewa Spohn heads up product management for Silvair's commissioning tools and connected services, and has extensive experience in supporting our partners in implementing the Silvair software in their products and projects. Ewa believes open and interoperable standards are necessary for the promise of smart buildings to be realised, and that access to data is key. She is always on the lookout for new use cases and thinking about how the Silvair public APIs could address them.

Silvair

14:30
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15:10

Unlocking Energy Efficiency

In this session, Adrian will explore how companies in the UK and US are leveraging existing and new technology to drive down energy usage in their building portfolios. Hear about best practices, common challenges, and the success stories from organisations who are successfully rising to the challenge of managing energy efficiency in today’s volatile environment

Speaker

Adrian Turner

Senior Director of Product Management

Accruent

Adrian Turner is a Senior Director at Accruent, the leading provider of solutions to manage the built environment. He has deep expertise in IoT smart building technology for commercial real estate and multi-site retail, including grocery. Birmingham-based Adrian is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA from Birmingham’s Aston Business School.

Accruent

15:10
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16:00

Building automation in relation to the 2022 building regulations revision

UK Building regulations were updated on June 15th this year. This was a direct route to tackle climate change and reduce energy use.
What implications do these changes have for building design? The new Part O may mean less glazing, smaller windows or maybe even the end of those fabulous floor to ceiling South facing glazed walls?
But building automation can offer the "alternative approaches" as laid out in in the regulations that allow architects, designers and consultants fulfil their clients' desires for those glazed facades. Dynamic shading, integrated HVAC and constant lighting control can be simply achieved.
This level of building automation is an exciting opportunity for the integrator. Find out what you need to know to make it happen?

Speaker

Paul Foulkes MSc MIET

KNX Business Manager

Theben AG

Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, beginning as an apprentice. Starting in the aircraft industry, in maintenance and later R&D and then 20 years living in continental Europe. Working in the construction sector and eventually establishing his own company in France concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. He returned to the UK in to 2012, and completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment. Since then he has worked in project management and business development.

Now, as KNX Business Manager for Theben UK he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it.

Theben AG

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