GVis2011 Retrofit Reality

We are only a couple of days away from the Green Vision Retrofit Reality half day conference in Leeds.   Once again the event will be streamed and blogged live and enabled for you to participate via twitter and the cover it live blog

Live tweets and blogs will be provided via be2camp by myself and Su Butcher

The links you need to know are set out below along with the latest agendas.


Register interest in viewing on line here: 

Stream and Live Blog will here (be2camp) on the day

Live Stream to LMU Big Screen here

Hashtag is #GVis2011 (if you want to just follow tweets and engage they you could use tweetchat additionally you can RSS the hashtag feed here


13.00 – 17.00 Retrofit Reality

18.00 – 19.30 Sustainability Question Time

and then Tweetup (venue to be determined)

More Details:

Retrofit Reality:

13.00 Welcome and Registration
(Chair – Matt Fulford, Head of Buildings, Sustain)
13.30 Keynote Speaker – Retrofit UKGBC
John Alker, Head of Policy and Communications, UKGBC
13.45 Roundtable Discussion Session A
Commercial Property RetrofitMatt Whitehead, Head of Carbon and Energy Reduction at Low Carbon Buildings and Maintenance

Behavioural Change
Adam Woodhall, People Profit Planet

Green Deal Assessment Toolkit
Kate Barbier, DECC

Refurbishment of the Estate
Sue Holmes, Director of Estates, Leeds Metropolitan University  

14.45 Refreshments Break
15.00 Roundtable Discussion Session B
(select another roundtable from details outlined in Session A)
16.00 Keynote Speaker USA Perspective
(Clay Nesler, Vice President Building Efficiency Empire States Building Retrofit Case study)
16.30 Pecha Kucha ShowcasePresentations with a twist; presenters are allowed 20 slides and they are auto-advanced every 20 seconds. There is very little scope for ‘death by PowerPoint’ and provide a very engaging and creative presentations.

Sustainability Question Time:

Join us as our Guest for our Christmas Sustainability Question Time event taking place at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds Metropolitan University at 6.00pm on Thursday 1 December2011.There will be a buffet and drinks reception from 5.30pm. The evening will be opened by Paula Widdowson , CSR-i presenting ‘Increased Sustainable Cashflows‘ followed by A Sustainability Question Time.
Paula Widdowson has founded an independent sustainability consultancy called CSR-i focused on profiting through sustainability. Paula had several years’ experience as Director of Sustainability for Northern Foods working with M&S on delivering Plan A, Sainsbury on achieving their 5 core principles and ASDA on managing the Walmart sustainability index. In 2010 ‘sustainability’ in Northern Foods added £3M profit.Originally trained as a Biochemist at Leeds University, Paula started working life as a science teacher and then moved into industry. She has successfully held a number of senior roles at Esso, ASDA, Bass and Improve (the sector skills council for food and drink manufacturing).

The move into independent consultancy has resulted in CSR-i working with Government and Commercial businesses delivering a real difference to the bottom line.

In the style of the BBC’s Question Time, Paula alongside leading thinkers and experts will engage with audience questions related to sustainability issues such as:

  • Actual performance of Buildings/ technologies
  • Economic downturn and cost effective sustainable building
  • Government drivers / incentives for sustainability
  • Building Better Places

The Panel Speakers will include: Dr Tom Bliss , The Urbal Institute ;Professor Malcolm Bell , Leeds Metropolitan University;  Richard Smith , Director of Centre for Low Carbon Futures ; Paul Connell,Regional Partnerships Director at E.ON Sustainable Energy Solutions  , John O’Brien MD of Low Carbon Buildings and Maintenance , Chris Slezowski  SIG Ltd

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