Business Energy Efficiency Programme Virtual Sustainability Forum

Business Energy Efficiency Programme

ONLINE SUSTAINABILITY FORUM: The Benefit of Adopting an Environmental Management System & Low Energy Buildings that Perform, Providing Great Spaces to Work and Live.

Hear from experienced practitioners on how putting in place environmental management systems can help deliver improved performance and from designers of buildings that typically use 75% less energy and provide healthy conditions for occupants to thrive.

 Thursday 15th July 2021 10.00 – 11.00 am

 Environmental management systems and how you can use them to improve your environmental performance and sustainability. Melissa Mooney founder of EQS Management Systems, will provide insight into a business’s impact on the environment, an overview of ISO14001, tools and principles and how this can deliver improvements. Melissa is a qualified environmental and management systems specialist with over 20 years experience in industry including implementing an ISO14001 environmental management system for the first flour mill in the UK to achieve certification. She is passionate about adding real value to businesses and helping SMEs to thrive and grow by improving process and resource efficiency, reducing compliance risk, improving competitiveness and sustainability.

Achieving low energy and sustainable buildings through proven design that delivers results. Speaker: Paul Neep, from Architype, an architectural practice based in Herefordshire delivering commercial, public & residential projects. Paul has been involved in a wide variety of projects including the UK’s first two Passivhaus Primary Schools and numerous small and large scale housing projects. In 2017  he was awarded RIBA West Midlands Project Architect of the Year for the major extension and refurbishment works at St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford. Architype use Passivhaus, the world’s most rigorous energy and comfort standard because it is based on sound building physics, and unlike other standards, has proven its accuracy and performance over a 30 year monitoring period in a range of building types. Their approach demonstrates that Passivhaus design can create beautiful buildings that do not need to cost more than conventional construction. Passivhaus bridges the all too common performance gap between prediction and reality, reducing energy consumption by design, rather than relying on renewables to offset carbon.

To register for this webinar, please book your place via the website by logging in or via You will be sent the link, meeting ID and password on the day of, or the day before the webinar is due to take place.

The Sustainability Forum is a series of free events open to members and non-member businesses aimed at helping businesses draw upon good practice from industry experts and local businesses to help promote sustainable business practices, particularly focusing on resource efficiency. BEEP provides free advice and grants up to £20,000 for eligible businesses based in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire & Telford to implement resource efficiency projects.