FSI to exhibit at Working Buildings Week, the exhibition designed to make buildings work for you.

Highlighting issues in the built environment to the wider business community, Working Buildings Week will feature over 300 hours of educational content, 400 leading suppliers of products, services and solutions to the built environment and will host the UK’s largest opportunity to network with those responsible for the UK’s workplaces.  Featuring four co-located exhibitions, Working Buildings Week opens its doors at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 10 October.

Companies in the UK waste £1.8 billion every year through inefficient energy consumption and business is responsible for more than 40% of the UK’s carbon emissions.  But as businesses and industry come to terms with the challenge there is a desperate need for information resources and guidance.

e2 – Energy Solutions Expo is the UK’s fastest growing event dedicated to clean, efficient, sustainable, renewable and alternative energy solutions for business.  The event, previously known as Sustainable Energy & Energy Efficiency Expo, is full of the latest technology, solutions and know-how, all presented in a direct and accessible way.

Part of Working Buildings Week, e2 will allow visitors to see the latest developments, meet suppliers, compare products, uncover new ideas and attend the extensive programme of over 30 hours of free seminar sessions.  e2 – Energy Solutions Expo gives visitors the opportunity to source alternative energy products, services, solutions and expertise to make energy decisions with knowledge and confidence.

The seminar programme at e2 is free to attend and has been described as the “ultimate resource” for those looking for information and the latest energy insights.  The seminars which have been confirmed are enough to whet the appetite, with organisations including Energy Institute, Energy Savings Trust, Mitsubishi npower, Carbon Clear, Enersol, PowerTech Solar, powerPerfector, IEMA, Technium, NEF, Dulas, nuaire and Trend Controls lined up to present.

Running alongside e2, M&E, the buildings services event is the premier exhibition for professionals involved in building design, installation, specification and operation.

Supported by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), BSRIA, NICEIC, the Heating and Ventilation Contractors’ Association (HVCA) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the event will explore key product areas including heating, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, controls, security and electrical.

The Training Academy, in association with Summit Skills, will offer a packed educational programme of seminars and presentations from expert speakers covering the latest developments in technology, legislation, pre-engineering and intelligent buildings.

The theme for this year’s Training Academy is sustainable buildings in practice.  Speakers will be examining the ways in which designers, contractors, facilities managers and occupiers can all contribute to the more energy efficient running of commercial buildings.  Presentations include practical advice from a member of the team organising this year’s 100 Days of Carbon Cleanup campaign for CIBSE.  Other leading experts will be examining the practical steps facilities managers will need to take to produce the ‘building labels’ which will be a legal requirement from 2008.  Building controls and energy use are closely linked, and sessions in the Training Academy will explain how to make the best use of the latest building management systems to keep buildings operating at maximum efficiency while providing comfortable working environments.

Also returning for a second year will be a range of free CPD accredited seminar sessions.  These sessions will look at everything from Part L to energy efficiency, and fire legislation to cable containment.

Co-located with M&E is the UK’s largest exhibition for facilities and estates management, Total Workplace Management, organised in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

For the first time, Total Workplace Management will feature a Green FM Trail to enable visitors to source products and services within the event to help them respond to the ever-growing green challenge.  Exhibiting companies within the Green FM trail will be easily identifiable by the Green FM tee and will include Bywaters, London Recycling, Cory Environmental, Sims Group UP Ltd, Thomas Sanderson, ENER.G Efficiency, Linpac Environmental, Ambius, IM Serv, Adams Environmental, The J&D Organisation and Taylor.

Of particular interest to green enthusiasts will be the hosting of “Green Day” within the seminar theatre on the show floor.  Taking place on the first day of the event, Green Day will feature a full day’s programme packed with hot topics and thought-provoking debate.

Returning this year is the extremely popular Property & FM Conference, designed around strategic thinkers from both the facilities management and property industries.  This conference, organised in partnership with Remit Consulting and support for Fasset, is an opportunity to gain a real insight and competitive advantage into this rapidly emerging approach, while learning about the latest deals, the most innovative approaches and identifying how and why the industry convergence will come together.

2007 will also see the return of the Managing Safety & Health feature, the Cleaning & Hygiene Pavilion and the FM Learning Zone.

The FM Learning Zone will be hosted by BIFM Training and will comprise 12 half day sessions.  Each year this comprehensive programme features the latest thinking illustrated with case studies, in some of the core FM topics including customer service, workspace management, relocation, property management and the highly popular introduction to FM.

Taking place at the same time is the AMSP Power Expo.  AMPS Power Expo has been developed to meet the needs of the growing number of independent, private, distributed power and energy users in areas as diverse as utilities, education, hospitals, construction, defence, hotels, telecoms.  Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of generating sets, generators, radiators, engine speed governors, engines, control & monitoring equipment, engine starting equipment, test equipment, environmental solutions as well as all related service sectors.

In addition, the event is supported by the Association of Manufacturers of Power Generating Systems (AMPS), the trade association representing the power generation industry.