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12 October 2023

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Conference highlights 2022
An excellent day was enjoyed by the delegates attending the first EnCO conference on the 18th of May 2022 held at the offices of the Energy Institute in London.
ESTA Director Mervyn Pilley opened the day by welcoming everyone to the event and said how proud he was of the EnCO programme and the fact that it was as ESTA success story in relation to supporting the programme launch itself as well as many previous meetings and discussions leading up to that. He acknowledged with thanks the huge amount of time and support given by Jes Rutter, John Mulholland and James Brittain to the programme together with the other committee members who were aiding the growth of the programme as well as arranging the training courses and support events. He also thanked the Energy Institute both for their support of the programme and also their generous offer to host the conference.

A strong list of speakers with a wide range of backgrounds including academics and energy professionals shared their expertise including a number of inspiring case studies. Some important CPD points were earned by those present.

The first two EnCO awards were made to Rolls Royce and Cheney School, the first two Energy Conscious Organisations and Mervyn Pilley also presented Dr Sam Mudie with her Registered EnCO Practitioner certificate.
We are already planning our 2023 conference and look forward to welcoming everyone to what we want to be an annual event, growing and adapting to recognise the rapid growth of the programme itself.


9:00 – 9:25 – Registration and Refreshments

9:30 –10:05 – Introduction and Welcome
Introduction from the EnCO Team, ESTA and the Energy Institute with a special Welcome from Joe Ernst-Herman, Deputy Director Business Energy Use (BEIS, UK GOV)

10:05 –11:00 – Engagement
Tim Sullivan, Director of Sustainability and Energy, Rolls-Royce, talks about how engagement with people made a difference at Rolls-Royce
Andrew Schein Lead Researcher for Energy and Sustainability, The Behavioural Insights Team, shares his insights on his work at BIT

11:00 –11:55 – Alertness
Nick Keegan, Director, EEVS Insight, explains how to stay on top of energy usage whilst
John Swallow, Director, TEST Consulting and Mark Helm, Quality Assurance and Lean Six Sigma Manager, Thorn Lighting and , share their learnings from their fieldwork.

11:55 –12:55 – Lunch and networking

13:00 -13:55 – Skills
Dr. Samantha Mudie, Energy Reduction Specialist
Wendy Cheeseman, Principal Consultant, JRP Solutions, share experiences of up-skilling as a part of energy-saving projects with other aspiring EnCOs who join the panel.

13:55 -14:15 – Awards
EnCO will be recognising those doing outstanding work for the climate and energy efficiency.

14:15 -15:10 – Recognition
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director at CAST (Climate and Social Transformations Centre)
Kevin Daniels, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, UEA, discuss the psychology of climate action.

15:10 -15:35 – Refreshments

15:40 -16:40 – Adaption
Michael McGowan, Sustainability Manager, Ibstock Brick, gives us insight into how Ibstock is making changes
James Brittain, Director, The Discovery Mill, talks about Heathrow Airport’s strategies for adaption.

16:45 – 17:15 – Close and Networking

Presentation pack

If you were unable to attend the conference you can view the presentation here.