Paul Morrell OBE, the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser, will deliver the keynote speech at the 2011 Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA
) Conference & Exhibition on Wednesday 12 October, highlighting how the industry can help to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets.
In his role as Chief Construction Adviser, Paul is committed to ensuring that construction is ‘fit for purpose’ for a low carbon economy and his presentation will focus on the key objectives outlined in the Low Carbon Construction Action Plan published by the Government in June. External wall insulation (EWI
) has a fundamental role to play in improving the energy efficiency of UK buildings and delegates will hear first-hand about the opportunities that are going to be available as the market takes off.
The Green Deal is due to come into effect in October 2012 and there will be a huge increase in the demand for EWI as homes and businesses look to upgrade their properties at no upfront cost. Michelle Frew, Head of Green Deal Delivery at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC
), will give an exclusive insight into the latest thinking on the Green Deal as the Government expects to consult on the draft regulations around this time.
Supported by E.ON UK
, Housing Association magazine and QA National Warranties, the one-day event will be held at Manchester’s stunning international concert venue, The Bridgewater Hall, with over 200 delegates from Local Authorities, Housing Associations, architects, consultants and contractors. Leading Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly will present the INCA
2011 Awards recognising the leading EWI projects from the last year, and there will be an exhibition of the latest EWI technology.
Looking ahead to the event, INCA
Chairman David Harrison said:
“The low carbon agenda is changing the face of the EWI industry and we have to make sure we are prepared for the demands that are going to be placed on us. INCA
is delighted that the Chief Construction Adviser will be addressing its flagship event to outline to those responsible for delivering the low carbon solutions what needs to be done. Combining the conference, awards and exhibition all under one roof, the event is a must for everyone involved in the design and specification of UK buildings.”