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Bill Heaps.pngThe conference will be MC'd by Bill Heaps, Principal, Strata Energy Consulting.  Read more ...

 

 

 


Climate Change issues
By Hon Simon Bridges, Minister, Energy and Resources, Transport Read more ...

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Cost effective smart metering solutions
By Neville Auton, Energy Consultant, Otago Polytech

Neville Auton.jpgThe plethora of low cost microprocessors and associated sensors has enabled student and staff development of low cost metering and sensor technologies.   A low-cost current sensor based on the 1912 principle of a Rogowski coil has been developed to enable current measurement.  The coil design has no iron core component which allows saturation free current measurement from 1 amp to 5000 amps.  Read more ...

 


Applying innovation to accelerate productivity
By John Ascroft,  Chief Innovation Officer, Jade Software 

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The energy sector has plenty of fresh thinking, but how do you choose the best ideas, and then bring them to life? It all starts with culture.  Cultivating a culture that not only encourages creativity, but also productivity, is central.  Surrounding your innovative thinkers with productive processes like rapid prototyping and agile methodologies, helps to prioritise the best ideas, and quickly turn them into real products. Read more ...

 


Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Performance Measurement around the World
By Dr Paul Bannister, Projects & Advisory Services Director, Energy Action Australia

Paul Bannister.jpgThe measurement of in-operation energy efficiency performance is arguably the “holy grail” of rating systems, and on paper would seem to be simple enough.  However, internationally there are only a few such ratings, with NABERS in Australia and NZ, and Energy Star in the US, being the stand-outs.  Read more ...

 


Why NZ’s overall productivity is so difficult to lift and what will help
By Paul Conway, Director Economics and Research, NZ Productivity Commission

Paul-Conway.jpgInnovation and technological adoption are two key drivers of productivity growth. But as is apparent from New Zealand’s productivity track record, adopting new technologies is a “sticky” process and much can go wrong along the way. Successful adoption requires firms to be smart and adaptive and prepared to invest in complementary assets and management capability. Read more ...

 


(R)evolutions in refrigeration– Can we make things cold without turning up the heat?
By Matthew Darby, Owner EcoChill, Chair CCCA, EcoChill

Matthew Darby.jpgRefrigeration has revolutionised the way we live and work yet historically the systems themselves have remain pretty much unchanged. Now demands for more efficient, sustainable solutions and global changes in environmental legislation have seen an unprecedented amount of innovation. Matthew will look at emerging trends and their application in NZ, the effect of NZ environmental legislative changes to businesses and practical applications for driving energy productivity.  Read more ...


Park Hyatt, Auckland - blending luxury with high energy performance
By James Donald, Associate, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

James Donald.jpgWSP Auckland are currently engaged as the consulting engineers for all building service disciplines as well as the specialist services of fire engineering, acoustics, audio visual, vertical transportation and feature lighting on the new $200m Park Hyatt hotel project located on Auckland’s waterfront.   Read more ...

 


Retail data project - what's in it for consumers
By Craig Evans, General Manager Market Design, Electricity Authority 

Craig Evans.jpgThe Electricity Authority regulates the electricity market. It works to promote competition, reliability and efficiency for the long-term benefit of consumers. A recent initiative is the Retail data project. The Retail data project makes it easier for consumers to obtain and use their data – consumption data, price data and connection data.  Read more ...

 


Latest developments in energy efficieny finance: Building the jigsaw
By Dr Steven Fawkes, Founder and Principal, EnergyPro Ltd, United Kingdom 

Dr Steven Fawkes.jpgThis presentation will cover some of the latest developments in financing energy efficiency.  It looks at the four pieces that need to be brought together for success in energy efficiency financing; developing a project pipeline, standardisation, building capacity in the energy efficiency industry, in banks and financial institutions and in building owners, and providing development and project finance.  Read more ...

 


Post-Paris climate change targets, implications for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and the need for additional policies
By Stuart Frazer, Principal, FrazerLindstrom Limited

Stuart Frazer.jpgPost-Paris Climate Change Targets, Implications for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and the need for Additional Policies In December 2015, the Paris Agreement to combat climate change was reached. This presentation will highlight the key components of the agreement before drilling down to what it means for New Zealand businesses through the government’s primary policy – The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Read more ...

 


NZ’s market-led approach to the Smart Grid
By John Hancock, Secretariat - NZ Smart Grid Forum 

John Hancock.jpgWorldwide “Smart Grid” initiatives are chasing a confusing mix of commercial and policy objectives from greater customer satisfaction and lower costs to decarbonisation and the creation of new export markets.  Now in its second year, the NZ Smart Grid Forum brings together parties from business, scientific and academic circles, along with policy makers, regulators and consumers with the objective of advancing the development of smart electricity networks in New Zealand.  Read more ...


Transforming from the precocious kid on the block: lessons from
Wynyard Quarter

By Dr Viv Heslop, Sustainability Manager, Panuku Development Auckland

Viv Heslop.PNGTo get things moving and to prove what is possible, sometimes you just need to forge ahead and go it alone.  Arguably this is one of the defining features of the role Waterfront Auckland played in kick starting the sustainable redevelopment of Wynyard Quarter.  But over time the role of partnering gained traction as a powerful mechanism to assemble the skills, knowledge and funding to ensure the quarter was developed to its full potential.  Read more ...

 

Opportunities for demand management in a smart grid
By Dr Michael Jack, Senior Lecturer, Otago University

Dr Michael Jackv2.jpgElectricity demand management strategies work to reduce peak demand and therefore avoid over investment in transmission infrastructure and centralized generation. The opportunities for demand management in the residential and commercial sectors are relatively unexplored. With new technologies such as smart meters and connected appliances, there is a growing potential for increased demand management in these sectors. Read more ...


Continuous Commissioning - partnerships personified
By Lance Jimmieson, Director Economics and Research, Jackson Engineering Advisers

Lance Jimmiesonv2.jpgCo-operative and collaborative by nature, the theme of this year’s conference is a natural fit with Lance’s focus on team sports such as Continuous Commissioning and taking on challenges such as making 1,200 individuals within a large building happy with their environment, while extracting significant energy savings. Who said engineering had to be boring!  Read more ...


Sustainable and productive partnerships - the key to success
By Sam Judd, Co founder and CEO, Sustainable Coastlines

Sam Judd.jpgSustainable Coastlines has generated real environmental change and measurable outcomes using a comprehensive partnership approach.  One of their recent achievements has been the development of a building using the Living Building Challenge criteria which has lead to impressive energy outcomes. Read more ...

 

 


Lifting NZ Lighting Energy Standards out of the Dark Ages
By Bryan King, Executive Director, NZ Lighting Council

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Internationally, there are advanced energy standards for commercial and municipal lighting that are used to design, deploy and regulate energy performance to a sophisticated level. The ubiquitous presence of LED lighting and the rise of smart internet connected controls has provided scheduled and sensor activated smart lighting solutions that deliver very major energy savings over previous technologies.  Read more ...


Issues impacting on future electricity prices for commercial and industrial users
By Ralph Matthes, Executive Director, MEUG 

Ralph Matthes.jpgThe power sector has been benefited and in some cases been blighted by politics leading to good and poor policies and prices.  In a future world where energy productivity and partnerships are important will politics and policy settings still be important?  Read more ...
 
 

Transforming Australia's Offices - A Ten Year Plan
By Rob Murray-Leach, Energy Efficiency Council (Australia) 

Rob Murray-Leach_0.jpgAustralia’s premium office buildings have become dramatically more efficient in the last decade, but the majority of lower-grade offices still perform badly.  Upgrading the whole office sector would deliver major gains in staff productivity while cutting energy bills and greenhouse emissions. To achieve this, government and industry need to jointly develop a ten-year plan that stages actions over time, including research, engagement, incentives and regulations. Read more ...
 

Opportunities for raising your profile and obtaining funding
By Natasha Palich, Oceania Outreach Coordinator, Zayed Future Energy Prize

Natasha Palich .jpgMy presentation will focus on the ongoing impact of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. I will discuss the work of the recent winners, and explain how the Prize is directly contributing to renewable energy innovation.

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Solar PV and battery storage case studies
By Dr Ravinder Soin, Director of Sales and Business Development, Midnight Energy Pty Ltd

Dr Ravinder Soin.jpegA brief overview of PV market globally and regionally is presented and how it, along with wind power, have disrupted the current network business model. Energy Storage has become a necessity as penetration of PV in the current network increases and is creating challenging ramping issues as daily load curves change to what is now popularly called “Duck” curves. Read more ...

 


Effective business case development for energy management professionals
By Paul Sutton, Trainer and Consultant, Project Results Ltd

Paul Sutton.jpgBetter Business Cases has been promoted in central government for some years now to support ministerial decision-making.  Is this just a compliance exercises or does Better Business Cases have some inherent value in itself? UK experience is that organisations have saved up to 30%-40% on wasted consulting fees and time by using BBC to help do the thinking up front, by doing it well and doing it once. Read more ...

 


Future proofing wastewater treatment - getting energy from waste
By Jürgen Thiele, Senior Principal - Waste Value Recovery, Calibre Consulting Ltd

Jurgen H Thiele.jpgMunicipal wastewater treatment plants can be “upgraded” from net electricity consumers (0.1 kwh/capita/day) into energy self sufficient and electricity exporting power plants. This is achieved through co-processing of selected municipal and industrial organic waste with the sewage sludge and conversion of the sludge into biofuel (anaerobic digestion into biogas). Read more ...

 


Callaghan Innovation's energy initiatives
By Chris Thomson, Energy & Aviation Sector Manager, Callaghan Innovation

Chris Thomson.jpgCallaghan Innovation is a government agency that helps businesses succeed through technology.  We work with businesses of all sizes who share the ambition of challenging what is possible.  With us businesses can accelerate their product and service development, gain market advantage through leading-edge technology, and increase their return on investment from research and development.  Read more ...

 


Exergy Analysis of New Zealand
By Caitlin Tromop van Dalen, Masters Student, University of Otago

Caitlin Tromop van Dalen_0.pngCaitlin will be presenting the results of an exergy analysis of New Zealand. Exergy analysis goes beyond standard energy analysis by quantifying the usefulness of energy resources and identifying inefficient use of resources. This project includes an exergy analysis of the entire New Zealand energy sector. Exergy efficiencies and losses are calculated for all end use sectors and energy transformation stages. Read more ...

 


Energy Productivity- the global context
By Robert Tromop, Director, Efficient Energy International Ltd

Robert Tromop.JPGThe EMANZ EnergyManager Professional curriculum and training programme includes features that make it stand out from other energy management development programmes. The new curriculum responds to growing global drivers for energy management:  A focus on energy productivity; developing increased value for businesses and the economy by extending the scope from energy efficiency to include labour and capital utilisation multiple benefits from better management of energy resources.  Read more ...

 

Three legged stools can save our world
By Greg Visser, General Manager, EECA Business

Greg Visser_0.jpgPartnerships are becoming crucial to getting things done. And this is no different when it comes to achieving good energy and sustainability outcomes.  EECA Business uses partnerships between government/delivery partners/customers to deliver energy management best practice and ultimately lower emissions across New Zealand’s business sector.  Read more ...

 


How mature is enterprise energy management strategy?
By Aaron Webb, Associate Director, PwC’s Consulting team and Gavin Diamond, Enterprise Account Executive, EnerNOC New Zealand 

Aaron Webb.jpg Investor attention on energy as a material input, exponential growth in distributed generation, consumer choice, and millennials surging into the workforce are driving leading organisations to think about energy management in a whole new way. Yet few are armed with an industry-proven framework for tackling such a large, complicated mission that often touches many different teams and departments. 

 

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An effective energy management strategy isn’t just about reducing consumption; it’s about minimising a company’s exposure to risk, understanding how megatrends like climate change regulation will shape their costs of doing business, connecting employees and departments to break down organisational silos, and driving profitability.  Read more ...