Funding & Implementing
Exploring contracting, funding & best practice models to maximise project outcomes
Conference Date
23rd & 24th August 2016
Location
Novotel Sydney Central
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Agenda Print

Day 1 - Tuesday 23rd August, 2016

8.30
Registration, coffee & networking
9.00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Sam Burke
Acting Assistant Director, Land and Property
Department of Treasury and Finance VIC
Funding & support for project implementation
9.10
Energy efficiency retrofits – procurement & financing
  • How to procure and implement an energy efficiency retrofit project
  • Investment and financing logic from a public sector perspective
  • Victorian Government case studies
Sam Burke
Acting Assistant Director, Land and Property
Department of Treasury and Finance VIC
9.50
Resource efficiency opportunities in government
  • The NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy – energy, water, waste and clean air
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Government –asset upgrades, financing mechanisms and solar opportunities
Susan Read
Senior Team Leader, Sustainable Government Team
Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
10.30
Morning tea & networking
11.00
ROUNDTABLE: Funding & financing energy projects

Attendees will discuss at their tables the grants and funding they have used to action energy and sustainability projects at their organisation.

Setting & achieving energy efficiency targets
11.40
Using IoT & Managed Services to improve your Building Performance
  • How to link your building performance to industry metrics
  • Understanding performance though data analytics and visualization
Trevor Monaghan
Building Performance Manager
VAE Group
12.10
Networking lunch
1.10
Setting targets for emissions reductions – where to start
  • Carbon Neutral Charles Sturt – from vision to reality 
  • Practical strategies to achieve a carbon neutral campus
Edward Maher
Manager, CSU Green
Charles Sturt University
1.50
Light ain’t just Lights (with apologies to Sol)
Raphael Fiorini
Chief Commercial Officer
Vivid Industrial
Mark Rutherford
CEO
Ilum-a-Lite
2.20
Afternoon tea & networking
2.50
Setting an aspirational target for ACT public schools
  • More efficient energy use and management in public schools and offices
  • Implementing renewable energy and promoting sustainable transport
Dr Kendra Wasiluk
Manager – Asset Strategies Infrastructure and Capital Works, Education Directorate
ACT Government
3.30
Collaborating to set targets, develop strategy & deliver cutting edge energy projects
  • Working together to design and implement the SSROC Renewable Energy Masterplan
  • Installing solar in the council built environment – challenges and opportunities
Rachel Hayden
Team Leader Corporate Sustainability
Inner West Council
4.10
Closing remarks from the chair & end of day one
Complimentary networking drinks will begin directly after the conference
5.00
Mid conference Workshop A commences
Workshop A: How to develop an energy efficiency strategy
Tuesday 23rd August 2016, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Planning and implementing one of the largest hospital energy efficiency strategies

The development of the SVHA’s environmental strategic plan outlined core objectives to reduce its overall environmental footprint, in particular its level of greenhouse gas emissions. A primary part of that plan is the development of specific action plans for energy, waste, water and emissions. The first of these plans is the SVHA National Energy Action Plan which seeks to drive fundamental reductions in fossil fuel based emissions within the SVHA portfolio.

Developing a strategic plan for energy and sustainability projects is an important and challenging task. It is also crucial to effectively communicate all benefits to the organisation including cost benefit in a way that is tailored to your stakeholders.

What you will learn?

  • Identifying, engaging and influencing major stakeholders
  • Identifying energy efficiency solutions and their suitability
  • Measurement and verification of energy savings
  • Financial analysis and identifying cost savings
  • Assessing financing options and obtaining capitol cost
  • Project planning and implementation of multiple energy efficiency projects

Price from: $299+GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Matt Power
Group Manager - Energy and Environment
St Vincent’s Health Australia
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Day 2 - Wednesday 24th August, 2016

8.30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9.00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Connecting strategy & operations
9.10
CASE STUDY: Energy Performance Contracting in Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital
  • Sustainable improvements in energy efficiency
  • Meeting legislative requirements by developing action plans to reduce energy
Scott Wells
Energy and Operations Manager
Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital & Royal Children’s Hospital QLD
9.50
Digitalization leading to energy productivity
Stefan Schwab
Executive General Manager – Building Technologies
Siemens
10.20
How a collaborative governance model can influence policy & practice
  • From a grassroots collaboration to a self-sustaining alliance
  • Setting consistent targets and processes for a sustainable built environment
  • Impacting policy and building sustainability outcomes
Natasha Palich
Executive Officer, CASBE
Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment
11.00
Morning tea & networking
11.30
How to make offsite renewables work for you
  • Australia’s first corporate solar PPA
  • New ways to purchase renewable energy
  • Build and execute the business case for PPA
Jonathan Prendergast
Green Infrastructure Project Manager
University of Technology Sydney
12.10
LED Street Lighting
  • Northern Lights projects – Negotiating with the distributor to install 5,566 LED’s across the seven council areas
  • Developing the business case to work out the payback from energy and maintenance cost reductions
David Thompson
Senior Project Officer
Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI)
12.50
Networking lunch
Developing the business case
1.50
KEYNOTE: Planning & implementing the National Energy Action Plan
  • Identifying suitable energy efficiency technologies
  • Determining viability – cost and energy savings
  • Tender processes and engaging the private sector
  • Measurement and verification of energy reductions
Matt Power
Group Manager - Energy and Environment
St Vincent’s Health Australia
2.30
Determining project feasibility & aligning with organisational goals
  • Setting meaningful goals to drive sustainability and emissions reduction
  • Practical steps to determine project pathway and feasibility
  • Gaining buy-in by measuring and presenting diverse project benefits
Michael Oke
Sustainability Unit Manager
City of Yarra
3.10
Afternoon tea & networking
3.40
The state’s largest solar farm – our clean energy journey
  • Practical learnings from building, planning & implementing the project
  • Considerations for ongoing operations and maintenance costs
  • Integrating solar and storage into the state’s energy mix – barriers and opportunities
  • Future possibilities to go completely off the grid
Andrew Wilson
Energy and Sustainability Manager
University of Queensland
4.20
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Contract, delivery & maintenance models that can achieve cost savings
  • How they can work and when to take risks
  • How to manage and negotiate the process of working with contractors
  • Assessing ongoing maintenance and operational costs
  • Getting the best price and payback
4.40
Closing remarks from chair and end of conference
5.00
Post Conference Workshop B commences
Workshop B: How to develop & deliver a business case
Wednesday 24th August 2016, 5:00pm – 8.:00pm

This working session will allow you to discuss the lessons learned from some of Yarra’s most progressive and exciting projects and delve into how they could be applied in your context.

Some key mechanisms & projects Yarra has delivered include:

  • Setting strong targets and strategies which have delivered a 38% reduction in emissions and over 25% of energy being generated from low carbon sources by Council
  • Delivery of a $3.4 million Energy Performance Contract which guarantees a reduction of 2,472 tCO2 across our 18 largest buildings, within a 10 year payback
  • Installation of solar PV on nearly every available Council roof space, and cogeneration into every leisure centre
  • Australia’s second certified Carbon Neutral Council, supporting an innovative project to aggregate a renewable energy purchase – generating up to 15 wind turbines of new renewable energy in Australia
  • Delivery of a policy and associated business case tools to invest in any actions with a less than 10 year

What you will learn:

  • How to set targets and get buy in at your organisation
  • How to model the project financials to work out the payback
  • How to develop a policy of investment & get the contracting right
  • What works and how do you put it into practice

The working session will conclude at 7.00pm and then a working networking dinner to unpack learnings over the two day conference will commence.

Price from: $299+GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Michael Oke
Sustainability Unit Manager
City of Yarra
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Workshop A: How to develop an energy efficiency strategy
Tuesday 23rd August 2016, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Planning and implementing one of the largest hospital energy efficiency strategies

The development of the SVHA’s environmental strategic plan outlined core objectives to reduce its overall environmental footprint, in particular its level of greenhouse gas emissions. A primary part of that plan is the development of specific action plans for energy, waste, water and emissions. The first of these plans is the SVHA National Energy Action Plan which seeks to drive fundamental reductions in fossil fuel based emissions within the SVHA portfolio.

Developing a strategic plan for energy and sustainability projects is an important and challenging task. It is also crucial to effectively communicate all benefits to the organisation including cost benefit in a way that is tailored to your stakeholders.

What you will learn?

  • Identifying, engaging and influencing major stakeholders
  • Identifying energy efficiency solutions and their suitability
  • Measurement and verification of energy savings
  • Financial analysis and identifying cost savings
  • Assessing financing options and obtaining capitol cost
  • Project planning and implementation of multiple energy efficiency projects

Price from: $299+GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Matthew-Power-2-GS-Criterion
Matt Power
Group Manager - Energy and Environment
St Vincent’s Health Australia
Register Now
Workshop B: How to develop & deliver a business case
Wednesday 24th August 2016, 5:00pm – 8.:00pm

This working session will allow you to discuss the lessons learned from some of Yarra’s most progressive and exciting projects and delve into how they could be applied in your context.

Some key mechanisms & projects Yarra has delivered include:

  • Setting strong targets and strategies which have delivered a 38% reduction in emissions and over 25% of energy being generated from low carbon sources by Council
  • Delivery of a $3.4 million Energy Performance Contract which guarantees a reduction of 2,472 tCO2 across our 18 largest buildings, within a 10 year payback
  • Installation of solar PV on nearly every available Council roof space, and cogeneration into every leisure centre
  • Australia’s second certified Carbon Neutral Council, supporting an innovative project to aggregate a renewable energy purchase – generating up to 15 wind turbines of new renewable energy in Australia
  • Delivery of a policy and associated business case tools to invest in any actions with a less than 10 year

What you will learn:

  • How to set targets and get buy in at your organisation
  • How to model the project financials to work out the payback
  • How to develop a policy of investment & get the contracting right
  • What works and how do you put it into practice

The working session will conclude at 7.00pm and then a working networking dinner to unpack learnings over the two day conference will commence.

Price from: $299+GST

*Refreshments & dinner provided

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Michael Oke
Sustainability Unit Manager
City of Yarra
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Key Speakers

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Michael Oke
Sustainability Unit Manager
City of Yarra
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Matt Power
Group Manager - Energy and Environment
St Vincent’s Health Australia
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Andrew Wilson
Energy and Sustainability Manager
University of Queensland
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Susan Read
Senior Team Leader, Sustainable Government Team
Office of Environment and Heritage NSW