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Lord Callanan to Open Facilities Show 2023

Lord Callanan to Open Facilities Show 2023
05 May 2023

This month’s Facilities Show at ExCel London will be opened by the Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, Lord Callanan.

At 10am on Tuesday 16 May 2023, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, Lord Callanan, will be interviewed by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on how the government are approaching net-zero, specifically regarding commercial property.

In February 2023, Lord Callanan was appointed co-chair of the new Energy Efficiency Taskforce, which works to identify and reduce the barriers to reducing energy use in buildings and heavy industry, in turn reducing bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

The discussion will cover:


  • How the Government plans to help organisations transition to more sustainable energy sources
  • Government plans for the expansion of electric vehicles and the infrastructure required
  • The future of wholesale energy cost mechanisms
  • Any guidance on planning regulations that will encourage an eco-friendly approach
  • The government’s view on carbon taxes
  • Upskilling the workforce to have the skills required for installing and maintaining the tech required to achieve carbon net-zero


Chris Edwards, Group Director of Facilities Show, said: “I am delighted that Lord Callanan will be joining us for such an important discussion as we all look towards a new world of facilities management. The overall theme for Facilities Show in 2023 is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), covering topics such as how the UK commercial building stock can achieve carbon net-zero, dealing with scope three emissions, digital twins and sustainable logistics.”

Picture: a photograph of Lord Callanan. Image Credit: via an Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) licence:

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 05 May 2023


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