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Progressing to a Net Zero Business through Energy


Wednesday 06th October 2021




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Reduce operational costs, save energy and reduce your emissions.

Energy and heat are a high operational costs for businesses and are a key contributors to carbon emissions. Many business owners do not know where to start on improving their energy performance or know what support is available in the region.
This webinar will discuss the how-to and best practice for decarbonising and reducing business energy use. From simple steps to technological investments, through to strategic insight, join to improve your wherewithal to achieve practical, cost-saving and carbon-cutting energy measures.

This webinar will give insight into regional energy initiatives that businesses can get involved in, such as the Tyseley Energy Park.

Hear from experts, business leaders and about business support programmes in the region.
Join this webinar to learn how to reduce your environmental impact and gain a competitive edge through decarbonising and reducing your energy, by:
- Using the knowledge and information in this webinar to progress energy reduction and progress to net zero.
- Learning about the types of support and initiatives available within the region to decarbonise your energy use, and develop your energy efficiency and technology.
- Finding out the best ways businesses have embraced energy reductions and the associated benefits.
- Understanding what energy-related measures you should consider to advance your progress on energy reduction.

Be part of the business community making progress towards net zero, and capitalise on the business and economic benefits the transition will bring, whilst protecting future generations.


10:00am Welcome and Introductions
Will Hargreaves, Policy Advisor, Greater Birmingham and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber

10:05 am Presentation 1: Regional Energy Initiatives – Tyseley Energy Park 
Dr David Boardman, Head of Strategic Projects for the College of Engineering and Physical, Sciences and Deputy Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI)

10:15 am Presentation 2: Support on Reducing Energy for SMEs: The ATETA Project
Dr Lorelei Gherman, ATETA Business Engagement Officer, Birmingham Energy Institute, Universityof Birmingham

10:30 am Presentation 3: Energy Auditing & Management for Businesses
Bernadette McCullagh, Business Energy Advisor, Green Business Programme, Coventry City Council & Jonathan Howl, Business Energy Advisor, Green Business Programme, Coventry City Council  

10:45 am Case Study: Reducing Energy Consumption
Tom Redfern, Head of Sustainability, Birmingham Airport

11:00 am Q&A

11:15 am Summary & Close 

This event has been produced for the Greater Birmingham and Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers of Commerce as part of the 2021 Sustainable Business Series: Net Zero campaign.
The Sustainable Business Series: Net Zero is the Chamber’s first campaign on environmental sustainability, which aims to share best practice, guidance and knowledge on the measures businesses can take, and commercial benefits of, progressing to net zero. 
In 2021 this involves 5 free online webinars taking place from the end of September and throughout October and a Sustainable Business Summit on 3rd November. In addition, throughout the campaign, the Chambers will be publishing thought leadership podcasts, videos and blog content.
Thanks to our Headline Sponsors – Aston University, Arup, Morgan Sindall and the University of Birmingham - all webinars are free to attend. Interested parties can find out more and register to attend Sustainable Business Series: Net Zero events here, and the Sustainable Business Summit here.


If you don’t receive the Zoom link the day prior to the event, then please get in touch with the Events Team by emailing [email protected].

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the event, please cancel your place in writing with 24hrs notice by emailing [email protected]

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