Energy & Housing to Gather Under One Roof

Together to host Smart Social Housing Energy Innovation Exchange

On Thursday 14th July, energy thought leaders from inside and outside social housing will gather to take

Hosted by Together Housing, ‘Smart social Housing: The Energy Innovation Exchange’ aims to deliver an intensive morning of knowledge sharing and good practice. The event, sponsored by energy metering and controls specialists Secure UK Ltd, has gathered an expert line up of hand-picked speakers, and each will cover a different housing energy challenge.

Host Together Housing has built a reputation within housing for net-zero, and has pioneered solar PV, battery storage and energy data projects, and will be represented by Patrick Berry Director of Together Net Zero and Lead Data Architect Christine Atkinson. 

Nigel Banks of ilke Homes will break down how the modular home builder has recently launched the UK’s first energy bill-free homes, while Phil Steele, Future Technologies Evangelist at octopus Energy, will explain how the renewable energy group is seeking to revolutionise the domestic heat market.

Finally, Secure UK Ltd will expand on how their smart controls have delivered heat and energy efficiency and savings for over 100 landlords.

The full list of speakers includes:

  • Patrick Berry, Technical Director, Together Net Zero
  • Christine Atkinson, Lead Data Architect, Together Net Zero
  • Phil Steele, Future Technologies Evangelist, Octopus Energy
  • Nigel Banks, R&D Director, ilke Homes
  • Matthew Sheen, Radbot Application Manager, Secure UK Ltd
  • Behfar Abedinia, Specification Manager, Secure UK Ltd

Patrick Berry, a Director at Together Net Zero, the division of Together Housing Association that manages its carbon reduction strategy and renewable energy investments, said: “There has never been a more important time to talk energy efficiency, particularly in social housing, where landlords face a number of increasingly urgent challenges. 

“Whereas the drive for net-zero carbon was more of a series of incremental goals over a number of years, spiralling energy prices combined with the cost of living crisis has made improving energy efficiency a priority today. It’s something that we simply can’t afford to ignore.“

With further energy price rises scheduled for October, millions of people are relying on the industry to decipher and share good ideas, and put the right plans in place.”

Behfar Abedinia, Specification Manager at Smart Social Housing Sponsor Secure UK said: “I’m delighted that Secure UK Ltd has been able to play such a positive role in bringing housing and energy innovators together.  

“The aim of energy efficiency should ultimately be about reduce energy bills and the carbon footprint of homes, and we hope that the Energy Efficiency Exchange will be a great way of accelerating people’s knowledge of good practice. To sign up click here or visit and search for “Smart Social Housing”.


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