Listings of events which may be of interest

UCL Energy Institute Public Seminars

September 2012: The UCL-Energy Institute runs free, public events throughout term time on a wide range of energy related topics. Full details of forthcoming seminars are listed here.

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Green Deal support for SMEs in London

September 2012: The Energy Saving Trust (EST) are launching a new package of support to prepare SMEs based in London for the upcoming Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

The first part of the three stage workshops  – ‘Green Deal readiness and certification’- is a morning session and the three date options are set out below:

  • Wed 26 Sept @ Energy Saving Trust, Westminster
  • Mon 1 Oct @ Friends Meeting House, Euston
  • Thu 4 Oct @ Fairfield Halls, Croydon

The workshop will cover:

  • What is the Green Deal – outline the policy and outline how this will work
  • What opportunities does the Green Deal and ECO represent for businesses
  • What are the opportunities in London – reviewing the housing stock, potential delivery options and potential consumer demand
  • What do SMEs need to achieve Green Deal installer certification to work within the field of energy efficiency and renewables installation

Full details of all three stage workshops are detailed here.

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Designing Buildings for Future Climate – Conference

June 2012: An interesting one-day conference to be held at the Building Centre on Tuesday 12 June focusing on how future buildings will have to adapt as a result of climate change. The projects were supported through the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)  Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings competition which funded 50 projects to assess climate change risks and develop adaptation strategies across a variety of building types including housing, schools, offices and university buildings.

A number of London projects were included in the project and will be highlighted during the day including: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Phase 2b, London Bridge Station Redevelopment, Andrew Ewing Primary School (Hounslow), the London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Greenwich, and 100 City Road.

Attendance is free – further details of the event including agenda can be viewed here.

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Camden Climate Change Alliance workshops

June 2012: The Camden Climate Change Alliance have announced that they will be hosting five environmental workshops which will take place between 9am-11am on June 21st including sessions on ‘carbon footprinting’ and raising ‘staff engagement’. Full details here – the workshops will take place at the Council’s Garden Court Chambers, WC2A 3LJ (map here).

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Energy in the Locality: A day-conference to explore local energy case studies in urban and rural locations

March 2012: The Challenging Lock-in through Urban Energy Systems (CLUES) project looks to “critically assess the development of decentralised energy systems in urban areas in the light of national decarbonisation and urban sustainability goals. Based upon national and international reviews, it examines the range and types of urban energy systems that are and might be installed. It further considers the issues raised by the need for such initiatives to integrate with energy systems at urban level in the UK, regional and national scales in order to deliver energy and carbon reductions to 2050 effectively.”
A conference: Energy in the Locality is being organised as part of the CLUES Project ( and aims to provide “an opportunity to hear results from local case studies on different aspects of energy systems, and to reflect on the theoretical and methodological implications of using case studies to understand such systems.” The event will be held on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 from 10:00 to 18:00 at University College London. Further information here.

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Hounslow Warm Homes Healthy People Conference

March 2012: The Hounslow Warm Homes, Healthy People conference will look to:

  • Find out about the causes and effects of cold homes and poor quality housing. Health issues related to cold homes cost the NHS in London £118m each year, and nearly £900m nationwide.
  • Learn more about services available across the Borough to help and support residents to stay warm and well at home
  • Share views and ideas on how services in Hounslow should best be coordinated to ensure the best outcomes for residents

Hounslow Council is particularly keen to consult with stakeholders at this early stage as it develops its thinking about how the Council, the health sector, voluntary organisations and community groups can best work together to help people keep warm and healthy at home.

The event will take place on Friday 23rd March, from 9.30am – 3.30pm, at Hounslow Civic Centre. Register now for your free place here.

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Ecobuild hits London

March 2012: Over 130  hugely interesting  seminars plus a major conference are all taking place at Ecobuild, to be held over 20-22 March at the Excel Centre at Royal Victoria Docks.
Far too many seminars to detail here, but they cover all aspects of renewable and community/decentralised energy systems, building energy efficiency, the Green Deal, FITs, behaviour change, low carbon cities, climate adaptation etc.

Apply for a free ticket at

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Event: Low Carbon Planning to Local Advantage

March 2012: Free Carbon Trust half-day seminar which will focus on how local authorities and developers can use low carbon planning policies to their advantage, to leverage investment funds and shape their local infrastructure and environment in ways that support local plans and community needs. The event will take place at:
Kensington Town Hall on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 from 09:00 to 12:30. Further details here.

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Event: Community Approaches to the Green Deal

March 2012: An event organised by the Greener Jobs Alliance in conjunction with South Thames College and the Furzedown Low Carbon Zone. “Find out whether the Green Deal will benefit local employers and communities and find out how you can sign up to training courses.”
Thursday March 15th, 2012
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Performance Studio, South Thames College, Wandsworth High St, London, SW18 2PP. Please RSVP to

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Olympic Park – Cutting carbon

March 2012: A briefing event by the IET (Institution of Engineering & Technology) onthe ODA’s approach to “delivering this energy strategy for the Olympic Park, including energy efficient design, the combined cooling heat and power system and renewable energy” with a focus on the district heating network across the site.  The event is to take place on 12 March 2012 at the IET London HQ at Savoy Place. Further details and link to book a place here.

Details of the Olympic Park Energy Centre here.

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Community Energy Master Class – London event

February 2012: Friends of the Earth are to hold a Community Energy Master class stating “If you are considering setting up a renewable energy project in your community, or helping others in your area to set one up, come and meet other people in the same boat. Meet our experts who will take you through the process – from the big ideas to nitty gritty of making it happen. 31st March 2012 St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG . 9.30am – 4pm.

Places are free of charge and details on how to book a place are via the following flyer.

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Energy Efficient Breakfast Events

January 2012: The Carbon Trust is hosting an Energy Efficient Breakfast for local businesses in the London Boroughs of  Camden, Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth, in partnership with Camden Council on 27 March 2012. Registration and breakfast will open at 7:30 am, the session will start at 8 am, and will finish at 10:00 am with an optional carbon surgery with the trainer for half an hour afterwards. Further details on  the content of the event and how to register posted on the Carbon Trust’s website.

A further event in Sutton is also being held on 6 March 2012.

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