At the end of June, elemental will be at InstallerSHOW at the NEC for three days, and here is my pick of the features and content that you will NOT want to miss.
With so much going on at the show this year, it’s a sensible idea to plan your visit – while leaving enough time for a more spontaneous wander, of course – so you get the most out of your time with us.
In no particular order, here are 10 highlights of this year’s InstallerSHOW that you should add to your schedule.
Gary Neville in conversation with Lucy Siegle
Journalist and broadcaster Lucy Siegle will be interviewing Gary Neville in the Decarbonising Buildings theatre at 11am on 29th June – they’ll be talking about tackling fuel poverty and the need for affordable and comfortable housing, as well as Gary’s long-standing interest in sustainable buildings.
Find out how to tackle fuel poverty
Helping keep bills down and homes warm remains a huge challenge for the social housing sector. Hear from the experts on the best ways to tackle fuel poverty in our panel discussion on 27th June at 3:30pm in the Housing Hub. Our speakers include Colin Timmins, Director of Homes at National Energy Action and David Arkle, Head of Housing and Growth at Amber Valley Borough Council.
Join us for a drink in the elemental lounge
On Wednesday 28th June at 3pm, head to the elemental lounge – which is sponsored by Triton – and join us for a drink. You’ll meet other built environment professionals working to decarbonise their buildings.
Join a session in NHIC’s Home Upgrades conference
The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) is holding its Home Upgrades conference in the elemental Housing Hub this year. Spread across the three days of the show, the sessions will consider some of the biggest challenges and opportunities for the housing refurb sector, with speakers including NHIC President Lord Stunell and former housing minister Esther McVey MP.
Discover lesser known energy-saving products
On Wednesday 28th June in the Decarbonising Buildings theatre, we’re running an session showcasing the unsung heroes of energy savings – those products and technologies that can add to the decarbonisation mix but you might not be familiar with. The speakers for this session will include Samantha Mant,Founder, Halcyan; Simon Wild, Inventor, Chimella; and Paul Rogers, Managing Director, Gapogroup.
Join the first meeting of WIHP group
The newly formed Women in Heat Pumps group on LinkedIn is holding an informal meet-up on the first day of the show. Join us in the elemental lounge on 27th June at 11:45am to meet other women working in the heat pump sector.
Find out about Net Zero in the Midlands and beyond
The Midlands Net Zero Hub is exhibiting – and speaking – at the show this year, to showcase its work to support the Net Zero agenda in the region and beyond, and will also be hosting meetings with key stakeholders throughout the event.
Get ready for heat pumps
Another exciting area of the show, is the Future of Heat Pumps area, in association with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero and The Carbon Trust, which will feature the work of some of the Heat Pump Ready projects. The organisations exhibiting will be talking about the innovative work they’ve been doing to transform the market for heat pumps by making them easier to specify and install.
Build resilient supply chains
We need skilled people, effective products, innovative funding models and much more in order to decarbonise our buildings. Easy, right? Join our panel session on 29th June at 2:30pm in the Decarbonising Buildings theatre to hear what needs to be done to build supply chains that can deliver successful retrofit programmes, covering education, procurement and more. Our speakers will include Steve Alldritt, Energy Efficiency Technical Director, City Plumbing Supplies and Calum Millbank, Project Manager, Community Energy South.
Innovation, innovation, innovation
The Wates Innovation Zone is back for 2023, featuring some truly brilliant sustainable solutions that can reduce water and energy use in buildings. Here is Dr Zainab Dangana talking about the zone at last year’s show.