09th March 2022 | 10.30am – 11.30am

CIM recently conducted a piece of research with Facility Managers from large Hi-tech Manufacturing plants in the UK. The research sought to understand if Industry, and the C-Suite,  is correctly focused to achieve sustainability and reduce energy costs, and what areas are driving energy usage in manufacturing. 

Register today to hear our expert panellists discuss their thoughts on the key results and what energy cost rising means for the future of building operations. We’ll also share a copy of the Whitepaper presenting the research results in detail.

Learn more about: 

  • According to Facilities Management, what is driving energy usage and where focus is needed?
  • Is industry and the C-Suite doing enough to tackle rising energy costs and discuss the impact this is having on operations?
  • What barriers to implementation of sustainability initiatives exist?
  • Do the FM teams feel supported or hindered by technology? Is it aligned to operational priorities?
  • How data can be used to unlock some of the building energy reduction initiatives to get control of energy costs while simultaneously improving profitability and competitiveness.

Meet the Panel

Panel Chair

Jim McClelland

Sustainable Futurist

Jim is ranked among Top 3 Media Influencers in Sustainability worldwide. He is a Sustainable Futurist, specialising in Sustainability, Built Environment & Business. He is also the Founder and owner of SustMeme.

As a journalist, Jim writes regularly for Special Reports in The Times and Sunday Times newspapers (on topics such as smart cities, construction, energy, water, IoT and packaging), plus he has created content for the likes of Guardian Sustainable Business, Business Reporter (Daily Telegraph) and City AM, Business Insider, London Evening Standard and Metro, major high street retailers and global clothing brands, utilities and real estate firms.

Jim McClelland

The Panel

Jeff Power - SEAI

Conor Murray

Vice-President of ASHRAE

Conor Murray, a long-time member of ISPE, is currently, President-Elect of the ASHRAE Ireland chapter. Conor has over 30 years’ experience in design & construction of cleanrooms & biosafety labs, & since 2007 independently in a CQV, oversight and compliance role. Conor lectures internationally and provides standards & cleanroom technology training on behalf of the Irish Cleanroom Society and NSAI. Conor is Chairman of TC5, the HealthCare Standards Consultative (HCSC) committee for NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) & represents Ireland as Head of  Delegation, a Convener of WG2 on Microbiological Control (revision of ISO 14698:2003), and Subject Matter Expert at ISO/TC209 and CEN/TC243  on cleanroom standardisation.

Paul Walsh - CIM

Paul Walsh

General Manager, CIM

Leading CIM’s European expansion, Paul joined CIM with a passion for combating climate change and how disruptive technology has the ability to remove barriers to delivering demand-side energy savings for large property owners in a very short time frame. Prior to joining CIM, Paul led the Johnson & Johnson Ireland Energy Team, delivering over 15,000MT of CO2 reduction programs and also working on several sustainability initiatives. With 20 years of industry experience in delivering energy savings, Paul is a Certified Energy Manager with a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Manufacturing Technology and an MBA from the University of Limerick.

Christine Turner - Orsted

Christine Turner

Senior PPA Manager, Ørsted

Christine is a PPA Manager at Ørsted, based in the UK but working across Europe, executing PPAs on new and existing offshore wind assets to help offtakers reach their sustainability targets and secure price certainty. Prior to joining Ørsted in 2020 Christine worked in the New Zealand Energy industry for two years and before that at Centrica in the UK.

Ørsted’s vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. We develop, construct and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, bioenergy plants and provide energy products to our customers.

Paul Walsh - CIM

Leon Izbicki

Associate, European Natural Gas, Energy Aspects

Leon joined Energy Aspects in 2021 as an Associate in the European Natural Gas team. He specialises in fundamental analysis and price forecasting for Northwest European gas markets. Leon previously worked in management consulting and at an energy major, and has degrees from the University of Warwick, the London School of Economics, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.