BCIA teams up with B&ES to promote integration for better building performance

BCIA National Conference 2013 supported by B&ES: May 9th 2013

The BCIA National Conference 2013 will take place on May 9th at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull. The event will see the BCIA team up with B&ES – the Building and Engineering Services Association to highlight the importance of integration for better building performance.

BCIA President Ian Ellis says: “We are delighted to work with the B&ES on this event. The topic itself is very important to our membership, who are often responsible for ensuring that the hvac systems of a building operate in an integrated and energy-efficient way.”

The BCIA National Conference will examine how legislation and incentives such as the Green Deal, Part L and RHI, are encouraging contractors and building managers to ensure that buildings perform as they are designed.  An integrated approach is vital to ensure long-term energy-efficient building operation.

B&ES president Sue Sharp says: “There are far too many renewable and low carbon projects failing to meet the expectations of end users. Yet, it is more important than ever that we deliver on our energy efficiency promises to protect building users from soaring fuel costs and to cut carbon emissions.

“The only way to ensure that low carbon technologies work to their full potential is to make them part of properly integrated, whole-building solutions and this depends on contractors working hand-in-hand with the controls industry.

“This joint project with the BCIA is, therefore, a key strategic development for B&ES.”

The 2013 Conference will feature a range of industry speakers, including Jacqueline Balian, head of operations for the Renewable Heat Incentive at Ofgem; and Colin Braidwood, who is responsible for energy management and the sustainability agenda at Dixons retail stores and distribution network.  They will be joined by Mark Oliver, director of business services for Wales & West Utilities and David Frise, chair of the B&ES BIM Group.

Places cost only £55.00, including lunch and a delegate pack that contains copies of speaker presentations. Book now on our dedicated conference website at .


The BCIA is the unifying voice of the UK building controls sector, and is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of building controls and building energy management systems (BEMS). The BCIA believes that BEMS and controls are key to energy efficient buildings, and that good specification, installation and use can enhance the long-term operational efficiency of new and existing buildings.  See for more information or call BCIA Executive Officer Karen Fletcher on 07775 502 598.