EN:ACE 2021 Building for Future Generations

Conference Programme


More about EN:ACE 2021

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 5th EN:ACE conference & exhibition which was virtual for the first time. Special thanks to our host Paulette Edwards, our speakers and panellists and our sponsors.

If you weren't able to join the conference live, catch up with all the informative sessions and discussions here.

 

DAY ONE: Tuesday 22 June

Economic recovery after Covid-19 - the social and economic benefits of council housing

09.30 Welcome to the event  BBC TV presenter Paulette Edwards, Efficiency North Independent Chair and Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson   VIEW HERE

09.50 Building for future generations: the Council Housing Crisis and role that Council Housing provision can play in economic recovery TV presenter, architect, writer and campaigner George Clarke VIEW HERE

10.20 Build Back Responsibly - How business can play a leading role in building back society and the economy post Covid-19 Catherine Sermon, Campaigns & Content Director, Business in the Community VIEW HERE

10.50 Homes at the heart of the northern economy - what registered providers of social housing are doing to build back responsibly Nigel Wilson, Chair, Homes for the North, Chief Executive, Gentoo VIEW HERE

11.20 West Yorkshire Housing Partnership - Building New Homes, Tackling The Climate Emergency and Regenerating Local Areas  Daniel Klemm, West Yorkshire Housing Partnership VIEW HERE

11.40 Beyond 2020 - Efficiency North's offer for a brighter, greener future Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson VIEW HERE

12.00 Q&A Panel Discussion hosted by Paulette Edwards with the morning's speakers and Esh Construction Chief Executive Andy Radcliffe VIEW HERE

 

DAY TWO: Wednesday 23 June

Economic recovery after Covid-19 - addressing rising unemployment

09.30 Welcome to the morning BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards, Efficiency North Independent Board Director Richard Hinchliffe and Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson VIEW HERE

09.50 A view from Westminster - the role that employment plays in economic recovery after Covid-19 - Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies VIEW HERE

10.20 DWP Kickstart and other initiatives - Geraint Williams,  Kickstart Operations & Engagement Lead at The Department for Work & Pensions VIEW HERE

10.50 West Yorkshire Housing Partnership - Connecting people to economic opportunity Adrienne Reid, Assistant Chief Executive, Incommunities, West Yorkshire Housing Partnership VIEW HERE

11.10 Beyond 2020 - Efficiency North's offer for a brighter, greener future Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson VIEW HERE

11.30 Q&A Panel Discussion with the morning's speakers hosted by Paulette Edwards with the morning's speakers and Esh Construction Director of Corporate Affairs Darush Dodds VIEW HERE

12.00 Social Value Awards 2021  Recognising the achievements of the Trade Apprentice of the Year, Technical Apprentice of the Year and Highest Achiever of the Year. We're also introducing a new award this year in memory of Humber Construction Hub apprentice Ashley Winks, who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in January.  Hosted by Efficiency North Independent Board Director Richard Hinchliffe  and former EN:Able Futures apprentice Bryn Roberts, Assistant Quantity Surveryor at NPS Leeds VIEW HERE

 

DAY THREE: Thursday 24 June

Achieving net zero carbon retrofit

09.30 Welcome to the morning BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards, Efficiency North Independent Chair and Efficiency North Chief Executive Lee Parkinson VIEW HERE

09.50 Data is everything: defining appropriate targets and retrofit pathways Founder of RetrofitWorks and Parity Projects, Russell Smith VIEW HERE

10.10 Best Practice Case Study: Thirteen Group's activity and learning on Fabric Thirteen Group Head of Technical, Mark Arnold VIEW HERE

10.30 Grid capacity, infrastructure changes, demand side response issues and impact on the housing sector and end users Northern Powergrid Head of Regulation & Strategy, Jim Cardwell VIEW HERE

10.50 Funding & financing considerations - the policy landscape and forthcoming sectoral funding via BEIS BEIS Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Programme Director, Matt Harrison VIEW HERE

11.10 Energy efficient green design for the future - TV presenter, architect, writer and campaigner George Clarke VIEW HERE

11.40 How Efficiency North is addressing members' green need at speed - Efficiency North Head of Membership Development Carl Bairstow VIEW HERE

12.00 Q&A Panel Discussion hosted by Paulette Edwards with the morning's speakers and Esh Construction Pre Construction Director Alistair Gill  VIEW HERE

12.30 Closing comments Efficiency North Independent Chair VIEW HERE