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Cities and Built Environment

November 2011 Activities


During November, 2degrees will be bringing you a range of content and activities relating to sustainability across the built environment. Well be focusing on building integrated renewables throughout the month, with a look at the UKs Renewable Heat Incentive as well as onsite energy opportunities both in commercial offices and retail properties. Well also be exploring microgrids and what they mean for sustainability and looking at the technology trends for intelligent buildings in North America.

Thought Leadership

Throughout November, well have blog posts from our regular line up of contributors including: Robert de Jong from the Urban Land Institute wholl be looking at the German/EU investor perspective of green buildings, Martin Townsend of BRE Global

and Paul Hinkin of Black Architecture. Well also be bringing you


updates from some of the key events including the UK Passivhaus conference, the Intelligent Cities Expo and the 40percent
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symposium on managing sustainability in commercial properties.

Behavior Change and Energy Use in Commercial Buildings


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Starting on November 2

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well have a discussion forum on what

tactics organizations can use to encourage occupants to change their behaviors to reduce energy consumption.

Cities and Built Environment


November 2011 Activities

Turning up the Heat: Renewable Heat in the UK, the opportunities and incentives

The UKs Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a ground breaking policy to support and accelerate the uptake of renewable heating technologies. This webinar, brought to you in partnership with the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada in London, looks in detail at the initiative and how it will operate. It also explores the commercial and practical considerations of the eligible technologies and gives an insight into successful renewable heating applications in Canada and how they can be

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applied in the UK.

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Innovative Cities
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Starting on November 10 well have a discussion forum on what initiatives and characteristics it takes to make a city truly smart and a desirable place to live and work .

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Renewable Energy Opportunities for Corporate Clients

Market conditions and government incentives around the globe are encouraging companies to consider on-site and off-site renewable energy installations in a bid to lower their carbon footprints and safeguard against rising energy costs. This webinar, with Jones Lang LaSalle, will look at the key drivers in different countries, four of the common ownership models for on-site renewables and some of the commercial, legal and practical issues to be considered at the investment stage.

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What are Micro Grids and Why Are They Important to Sustainability?
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Microgrids are an essential building block of the smart grid. This webinar will provide an insight into the characteristics and opportunities that microgrids offer local communities and some of the advantages they provide over more traditional grid supplied electricity.

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Cities and Built Environment


November 2011 Activities

An Introduction to Smart Water Metering: Easier and harder than you think

The first step in water conservation is to understand a sites water consumption and make it visible to the owners and occupiers. In this webinar we will demystify smart water metering by defining what a smart water meter is and how it works, discuss the role of smart water meters in obtaining valuable water use data and

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provide an overview of the technologies which are employed together with case studies.

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Onsite Renewables for Retail Properties

Onsite renewables is part of the package of measures that Tesco uses to deliver low energy stores across the UK. In this webinar you will learn about the commercial and technical considerations behind the solutions they install, which technologies are best suited to individual applications and some of the practical

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installation lessons learnt, including the importance of commissioning.

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The Current and Future Direction of Intelligent Buildings in North America


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Energy efficiency, renewable technology, IT convergence and the integration of buildings with the smart grid are just some of the emerging trends within the intelligent building movement. This webinar, based on research carried out by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), looks at the technologies coming to the fore.

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The Green Office Market: Opportunities and Drivers


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What are the factors influencing retrofitting, leasing and sales of green office buildings and what has changed since 2010. This webinar gives an insight into what is driving the green office market.

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November 2011 Activities

Coming up next month


In December, we will be launching our next Essentials guide, looking into the area of behavior change in commercial buildings. Well also be looking at specifying and procuring sustainable construction materials. Also be on the lookout for the following activities in the coming months: o o o No cost and low cost energy saving measures for commercial buildings The role of Display Energy Certificates in the commercial sector Food, drink and the smart grid

A guide to improving the energy effi