Keynote Speakers Announced for Smart Building Conference

sbc-0913The Smart Building Conference 2013, to be held at Dexter House, London, on Tues. Oct., 15, will be keynoted by two of British industry’s most renowned authorities on energy efficiency and building systems, the organizers announced today.

The first keynote will be delivered by Dr. Steven Fawkes, chairman of Day One Energy Solutions and author of the ‘Only Elevent Percent’ blog, which highlights the social and economic benefits of increasing energy efficiency. A former government adviser who remains active in UK energy efficiency policy development, Dr. Fawkes is an experienced public speaker and was awarded the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award in November 2012.

Following Dr. Fawkes onto the Dexter House stage will be Jeremy Towler, senior manager, energy & smart technologies at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). Towler brings some 34 years’ experience in intelligent building controls, fire and security systems to the event, with a background in both engineering and market research.

Both keynotes will take place in the early morning session of the Smart Building Conference, after which the event will divide into two parallel tracks – one dedicated to Commercial buildings, the other to Residential. The former will be hosted by Allen Weidman, chief sustainability officer, InfoComm International, while the latter will be in the hands of Matt Dodd, education director, CEDIA Region 1.

In the late-morning session, the Commercial track will look at Future Trends in Smart Building Design and Technology, while the Residential track focuses on Energy Management. After lunch these roles will be reversed, but there will be no duplication of speakers or sessions.

Registration for the Conference is now live, with a delegate pass for the day costing €180 + VAT for members of CEDIA or InfoComm, €250 + VAT for non-members. Early-bird pricing, which applies before Monday, 30 September, reduces these rates to €125 and €200 respectively. Companies that register more than two delegates receive a 10 percent discount off each additional registration.

Additionally, CEDIA is offering a 20 percent discount off relevant courseware for all delegates if they book their education courses within 12 months of the Conference.

Further program and speaker information is available here.