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BSRIA & ECA staging 'is smart really smart?' eventApril 2017

BSRIA and ECA are staging a ‘is smart really smart?’ event on Wednesday 10th May, from 9:30 – 14:30 hrs in London and urges industry to attend – for greater understanding on this hot topic for 2017.

As buildings become more advanced, a new breed of “smart buildings” that are better aligned with the priorities of the property owners and managers is emerging. But is this also the case for the tenants and business processes?

The Internet of Things allows systems to communicate more accurate and useful information. If we do not use the information generated in an appropriate and resourceful way, this is of no benefit to anyone. How then can we design and build buildings that really are “SMART” and meet the need of all stakeholders.

This event will look at the issues emerging from new technology in buildings and how we can use the information generated more wisely to achieve the expected benefits of occupant comfort, the use of energy, water, and building resources more efficiently and, therefore, improve facility staff productivity.

Tracey Tilbry, Networks & Events Manager, BSRIA, said: “We are in exciting times: new and inspiring technology is constantly being created for buildings to help them perform better. But there is still work to be done. It will be interesting to hear the views of our expert speakers and the discussion the presentations will generate.

Above all, these events are a fantastic opportunity to network and share best practice with your peers, clients and competitors.”

This key event is run as a series of events for BSRIA’s well-established Energy & Sustainability Network.


The Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.

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09:30 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Welcome – Tracey Tilbry, BSRIA
10:05 Introduction – Ant Wilson MBE, AECOM
10:25 The Internet of Everything – Henry Lawson, BSRIA
10:50 Smart Cities – Alan Kell OBE, Chair at Cambridge Cleantech Smart Cities Group
11:15 Coffee & Networking
11:40 Smart Buildings, Bill Wright, ECA
12:05 Long term potential of smart meters – Michael Harrison, BEIS
12:30 Q&A – Ant Wilson MBE
12:45 Networking lunch
14:30 Close

Founded in 1901, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is the UK’s leading trade association that represents and supports the interests of businesses involved in all aspects of electrical and electrotechnical design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and monitoring across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More information at

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