Decarbonising buildings a spotlight at InstallerSHOW

Last year’s Heat and Buildings Strategy set out the UK’s route to net zero, when it comes to our buildings, and decarbonising buildings is one of the topics in the spotlight in the elemental content theatres at this year’s InstallerSHOW – including a keynote delivered by Business & Energy Minister Lord Callanan to open the event on 21st June.


Following on from the opening speech, visitors can listen to expert speakers in the free-to-attend theatres addressing issues including large-scale social housing retrofit, local renewable energy generation, the Future Homes Standard and much more.

The three-day conference programme will feature thought-provoking discussion and an opportunity to learn about the key issues facing the industry when it comes to energy, heat, air and water in our buildings – both existing and newbuild. Visitors to the event will be able to hear about sustainable buildings that are being created today, as well as have a glimpse into the future to see what homes and workplaces will look like as the country heads towards net zero.

Some of the highlights of the conference programme will include sessions on how big data can help to achieve energy efficiency, successful district heating projects,  and how to future-proof developments to make long-term thinking affordable.

Confirmed speakers so far include environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt, who will be delivering a keynote speech on 22nd June. Attendees will also hear from experts from organisations including Pivot Power, Wates Group, Cheltenham Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, Genesis Housing, Kensa, The Carbon Trust and many more. There will also be a series of seminars and panel discussions run by BEAMA, with topics to include making heating systems fit for the future and how high-tech housing can work.

The theatres will be hosted by Dhruti Shah, Fiona Harvey and Jim McClelland, three journalists with extensive experience in sustainability and environmental issues.

Elsewhere at InstallerSHOW, visitors can discover the latest green technology, including in the Wates Innovation Zone. This area will feature exclusive product demos from a host of extensively vetted suppliers who can offer genuine, market-leading sustainable technology to help in the design, construction, maintenance and use of buildings.

InstallerSHOW and elemental run from 21-23 June at Birmingham’s NEC and free tickets are available at