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Why Attend?

The UHEI Conference & Exhibition Series 2024 is the ideal place for higher education and healthcare sector estate professionals to get the latest policy updates and discover new initiatives around estate management, sustainable buildings, smarter working and the technology that enables them.

Our conference programmes are delivered by industry experts and decision-makers. We seek to provide insights on how to deliver an efficient, fit-for-purpose and sustainable estates that delivers value for money and facilitates smarter working.

We offer our delegates the opportunity to solve strategic problems by sharing ideas and solutions with their peers and provide access to information on cross collaboration projects across sectors around themes such as energy stability and a road map to carbon net zero and access to the suppliers that offer solutions and products to address their needs.

Conference Programme

Day 1

08:30 - 09:15
Registration & Coffee
09:15 - 09:20
Welcome
Andrew Wholley
Senior Associate – Net Zero Carbon Consultant
Mott MacDonald
09:20 - 10:10
Sustainble Horizons: Strategies for Delivering Decarbonisation
Explore sustainable solutions in decarbonisation - hear insights from experts across the higher education and healthcare sectors and the Scottish Government, shaping the future of environmentally conscious practices in healthcare, universities, and beyond.
Amy Tickell
Head of Heat Networks and Investment Unit
The Scottish Government
Craig Brown
Head of Sustainability and Environmental Performance
NHS Lanarkshire
Bill Somerville
Director of Estates and Property Services
Robert Gordon University
Dean Drobot
Head of Energy & Utilities Management
Edinburgh University
10:10 - 11:00
Round up & next steps - Challenges & Opportunities
A must attend session delivered by experts from healthcare and universities and gain valueable insights on how they are shaping the future of estate management.
Trevor Payne
Director of Estates
University of Birmingham
Annie Watson
Head of Climate Change & Sustainability
NHS Scotland Assure - Health Facilities Scotland
Ian Stenton
National Sustainability Programme Manager
NHS England
11:00 - 11:10
Operations Driven Safety, Sustainability & Reliability
Operator-driven programs are becoming increasingly popular in industries that rely on complex equipment and processes. ​These programs empower operators to take ownership of their equipment and processes, allowing them to identify potential issues and implement corrective actions before problems occur.​ In today's competitive business landscape, operations-driven safety, sustainability and reliability have emerged as critical cornerstones. These principles ensure that businesses operate efficiently while minimising risks. By prioritising safety in operational processes, companies not only protect their employees but also safeguard their assets and reputation. Reliability, on the other hand, ensures consistent product quality and service delivery, fostering trust among consumers. Together, safety and reliability directly impact a company's bottom line. Businesses that embed these values into their operational DNA enjoy enhanced brand loyalty, reduced liabilities, and a competitive edge in the market.
Mark Shenton
Director Business Development Europe & Africa
IRISS Inc
11:10 - 11:40
Coffee & Networking
11:40 - 11:45
Welcome back
11:45 - 12:15
Tackling Climate Mitigation and Resilience at Scale
Explore strategies for large-scale climate mitigation and resilience efforts with David Charles, Head of Climate Operations at the University of Strathclyde, and Ross Barrett, Design Director at HLM Architects, offering insights into impactful initiatives and collaborative approaches
David Charles
Head of Climate Operations
University of Strathclyde
Ross Barrett
Design Director
HLM Architects
12:15 - 12:45
Futuristic Perspectives: The Evolving Role of Estates in the Smart Campus Era and the Influence of Advanced Technologies
Gain insights into the evolving role of estates in the smart campus era and the impact of advanced technologies in this forward-thinking session. Explore futuristic perspectives with expert speakers, envisioning the future of campus environments
Rich Draper
Head of BIM and Digital Assets
University of Birmingham
Erik Archer
Associate Director
IES
12:45 - 13:10
Towards Sustainable Solutions Integrating Circular Economy Principles in Waste Management
Wendy Rayner
Head of Circular Economy Programme - The Scottish Government
IoD Scotland Lead Sustainability Ambassador - IoD Scotland
Ruth Innes
Sustainability Manager (Waste & Resource Efficiency)
NHS Scotland Assure - Health Facilities Scotland
13:10 - 13:30
Advanced Onsite Technology for Treating Waste, Wastewater and AMR
By applying advanced onsite technology for treating waste and wastewater, hospitals can effectively remove Pharmacological, Biological, Chemical, Microbiological, and Micropollutants contaminants, including AMR and drug-resistant pathogens. Discover an approach that prioritises patient care, while delivering positive impacts on clinical, environmental, and economic fronts.
Peter Kelly
CEO
Pharmafilter
Professor Sharon Pfleger
Co-founder One Health Breakthrough Partnership,
The Robert Gordon University, The Environmental Research Institute (UHI)
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch & Networking
14:35 - 14:40
Welcome back
Stephen Boyle
Programme Manager Construction
Zero Waste Scotland
14:40 - 15:40
Net Zero Standards: Do they bring us together or tear us apart?
Explore the impact of Net Zero Standards in this thought-provoking session. Discover how these standards unite or divide stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainability. Join us for insights from our expert panel, into navigating this critical topic in healthcare and university estates management
Jocelyne Fleming
Policy & Public Affairs Officer - Scotland
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Angel Morales-Aguillar
Partner
LDN Architects
Ingrid Berkeley
Principal Sustainability Consultant and Partner
Max Fordham LLP and Chair of CIBSE Scotland
Jamie Goth
Associate Director
Scottish Futures Trust
Stephen Boyle
Programme Manager Construction
Zero Waste Scotland
15:40 - 16:00
Sustainable Horizons: University of St Andrews Green Energy Initative
Explore the University of St Andrews' pioneering Green Energy Initiative, driving sustainable horizons through innovative renewable energy solutions. Delve into their commitment to environmental stewardship and energy efficiency in this transformative session.
Derek Mitchell
Energy Manager
University of St Andrews
16:00 - 16:25
Transition to Future-Proof Buildings - Vision of Utrecht University
When developing, constructing, and managing real estate & campus, Utrecht University chooses future-proof-buildings with its leading principles: healthy, energy generating, circular and climate-adaptive. Utrecht University wants to be CO₂ neutral in 2030: the vision document of future-proof buildings and the energy strategy contribute to that. Future-proof-buildings commit to the well-being and the performance of students and staff. Future-proof-buildings are designed for disassembly to retain the highest value of its components. They are climate-adaptive and resistant to extreme weather conditions. Besides reducing the use of energy, the buildings generate energy to make the energy provision more sustainable one step at a time.
Alex Ziegler (invited)
Head of Building Advice Department – Real Estate & Campus
Utrecht University
16:25 - 16:30
Closing comments
As we conclude this conference, we appreciate the valuable insights and connections made. Thanks to our speakers, attendees, and organisers for contributing to its success. Let's continue working together for future progress in our industries.
Stephen Boyle
Programme Manager Construction
Zero Waste Scotland

Our Speakers

Professor Sharon Pfleger
Co-founder One Health Breakthrough Partnership,
The Robert Gordon University, The Environmental Research Institute (UHI)
Erik Archer
Associate Director
IES
Angel Morales-Aguillar
Partner
LDN Architects
Jocelyne Fleming
Policy & Public Affairs Officer - Scotland
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Ingrid Berkeley
Principal Sustainability Consultant and Partner
Max Fordham LLP and Chair of CIBSE Scotland
Stephen Boyle
Programme Manager Construction
Zero Waste Scotland
Wendy Rayner
Head of Circular Economy Programme - The Scottish Government
IoD Scotland Lead Sustainability Ambassador - IoD Scotland
Alex Ziegler (invited)
Head of Building Advice Department – Real Estate & Campus
Utrecht University
Ross Barrett
Design Director
HLM Architects
Mark Shenton
Director Business Development Europe & Africa
IRISS Inc
Ruth Innes
Sustainability Manager (Waste & Resource Efficiency)
NHS Scotland Assure - Health Facilities Scotland
Derek Mitchell
Energy Manager
University of St Andrews
Bill Somerville
Director of Estates and Property Services
Robert Gordon University
David Charles
Head of Climate Operations
University of Strathclyde
Amy Tickell
Head of Heat Networks and Investment Unit
The Scottish Government
Ian Stenton
National Sustainability Programme Manager
NHS England
Annie Watson
Head of Climate Change & Sustainability
NHS Scotland Assure - Health Facilities Scotland
Craig Brown
Head of Sustainability and Environmental Performance
NHS Lanarkshire
Peter Kelly
CEO
Pharmafilter
Andrew Wholley
Senior Associate – Net Zero Carbon Consultant
Mott MacDonald
Leejo Johney (invited)
Head of Digital Estates
University of Exeter
Jamie Goth
Associate Director
Scottish Futures Trust
Dr Roddy Yarr
Director of Sustainability
University of Glasgow
Dean Drobot
Head of Energy & Utilities Management
Edinburgh University
Rich Draper
Head of BIM and Digital Assets
University of Birmingham
Trevor Payne
Director of Estates
University of Birmingham

Delegate Rates

Our conference programmes are delivered by industry experts and decision-makers. We offer our delegates the opportunity to solve strategic problems by sharing ideas and solutions with their peers and provide access to information on cross collaboration projects across sectors around themes such as energy stability and a road map to carbon net zero and access to the suppliers that offer solutions and products to address their needs.
Entrance To all conference sessions
Entry to the exhibition
cPD accredited content
Opportunity to network with peers
Opportunity to listed to industry experts and decisions-makers in your sectors
Complimentary Parking
Complimentary Refreshments
Our events are free to attend for public sector

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