ELC 2020: 2nd International Energy Learning Community Workshop

Wattics will be hosting its 2nd edition Energy Learning Community Workshop  (ELC 2020) taking place on Monday, 23rd of March, 2020 in Dublin.

Well-timed with GreenBuild Europe in Dublin and following the success of the inaugural ELC 2018 workshop, ELC 2020 aims to once again be a platform to bring together energy service companies, energy management, and sustainability consultants, LEED professionals, facility management teams to once again meet, network, share knowledge and best practices in sustainability within the built environment. 

Wattics Energy Learning Community Workshop 2018

Central to the ELC 2020 workshop are presentations of new analytics technologies, practical success stories, discussions and hands-on sessions toward creating and maintaining green, energy-efficient, zero-carbon building and businesses in the communities and cities in which they operate.

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Tony Day, Executive Director, International Energy Research Centre (IERC), Ms. Gautami Palanki, Director, ARC Skoru Inc., Gerard Reid, Co-founder & Partner, Alexa-Capital, and leaders in energy management consulting incl. Alessandro Bisagni, Founder and Managing Director, Bisagni Environmental Enterprise (APAC, Europe, US); Hector Miranda, General Manager, Regenerativa (Peru); and Cas de Roij, Building Monitoring Specialist and Analyst, Klictet (Netherlands). See more programme and speaker information below ↓ ↓ ↓ 

“Very informative!” – Bernard McCabe, Sustainability Officer (ELC 2018 attendee)

Go to ELC2020 event tickets

This year, the ELC workshop will unveil for the first time novel data analytics and AI that are more and more crucial for professionals who seek to reveal energy-saving opportunities, integrate distributed data as well as improve overall building performance and sustainability.

Here’s what you can expect at ELC 2020:

  • Keynote presentations from Wattics executives, partners, and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo esteemed speakers
  • Success stories: Wattics partners share their project findings and results using energy analytics to achieve their energy-saving, decarbonization, and LEED certification goals and objectives
  • New, exciting building analytics technology to be released for the first time at the workshop for attendees
  • Wattics Academy focused training sessions on top sales techniques for energy analytics service offerings as well as one-on-one speed training to master the Wattics platform to identify energy inefficiencies & potential savings.

Go to ELC2020 event tickets

Making intelligent business decisions, saving money, increase sustainability and reducing carbon footprint is the most important mission of the 21st century. The ELC Workshop provides the platform for shared knowledge, expertise, and training that acts as a catalyst for innovative solutions and services for the sustainable buildings, communities and cities in 2020 and beyond.

Wattics ELC Sessions & Networking 2018

Event details:

What:Energy Learning Community Workshop  (ELC 2020)
Who:Hosted by Wattics Ltd
When:Monday, 23rd March 2020 (10:00 – 17:30)
Where:Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House, 1 Custom Huse Quay, North Dock, Dublin, DO1 V9X5, Ireland

Where can I purchase tickets?

Ticket Options 
General AdmissionTicket price includes admission to Wattics Energy Learning Community Workshop, refreshments (as stated on event programme) and 2-course lunch at hotel restaurant
General Admission + Social-Event & DinnerTicket includes admission to Wattics Energy Learning Community Workshop, refreshments (as stated on event programme); 2-course lunch at hotel restaurant + 3-course post-event dinner at a restaurant in Dublin CBD
Please see more info on catering in the FAQ down below
Purchase your ticket(s) by visiting our ELC 2020 Workshop event page on the Eventbrite website. See link below ↓↓↓

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9:00 – 9:45

Registration and badge collection

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome: Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO, Wattics

10:15 – 11:30

Wattics Success Stories:

Wattics partners share key insights, lessons learnt and results of projects in industrial/commercial energy management, carbon reduction and certification. They also share how they have leveraged energy analytics to deliver an effective solution and strategy to meet energy conservation and sustainability objectives of their own and/or of their clients.


  • Cas de Roij, Building Monitoring Specialist & Data Analyst, Klictet, The Netherlands
  • Hector Miranda, General Manager, Regenerativa, Peru
  • Noel Ferguson, Head of Engineering, Octego, UK

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee and refreshments served in hotel restaurant (incl. in ticket price)

11:50 – 12:50
Chasing net-zero buildings/facilities: ‘Old hat’ or chasing the near impossible?

Speaker: Prof. Tony Day, Executive Director, International Energy Research Centre (IERC)

What do zero-carbon buildings look like in 2020 and beyond – i.e. Are we able to achieve embodied and operational carbon net-zero in 2020? What are the necessary considerations when planning a net-zero building or facility? And, how do these differ between newly constructed buildings and existing buildings?

Furthermore, how do we address the gap between design and the operational performance in green buildings? How does monitoring, data & analytics and assist to address the performance gap?

On the technology side, how do building owners and managers viably level out building energy supply and demand through the implementation of energy efficiency and low carbon technologies and effectively monitor their performance? What opportunities exist for energy service companies to provide the services and incentives to assist building owners move toward net-zero?

Prof. Tony Day weighs in…

12:50 – 13:50

Lunch served in hotel restaurant (incl. in ticket price)

14:00 – 14:30

Unlocking the potential of data and analytics for building energy management and green building certification

Speaker: Gautami Palanki, Director, ARC Skoru Inc.

  • Introduction to ARC for LEED certification (incl. some basic information on the LEED v4.1 (latest iteration) and Arc 3.0 Rating System)
  • Key green building trends 2020-2030
  • Value of data and analytics toward optimizing building energy performance and LEED certification
  • Guidelines on how users can streamline and automate data transfer from data sources/buildings via API’s for green building certification, using Wattics-to-Arc as an example.
14:35 – 15:05
Speaker: Alessandro Bisagni, Founder & MD, Bisagni Environmental Enterprise (BEE)

Case Study: Bisagni expands on the integration of the Wattics-to-Arc platform for the LEED certification of 120+ luxury fashion retail stores across Asia.

15:05– 15:15
Q&A with Gautami Palanki & Alessandro Bisagni


15:20 – 16:00
Digital energy services and trends 2020 – 2030: Key opportunities for ESCOs

Speaker: Gerard Reid, Co-founder & Partner, Alexa-Capital

What are the digital energy technologies and services showing the highest growth and revenue potential over the next 5-10 years?

What are the top data analytics and AI tech trends in the energy sector? What is the size of demand for data and analytics technology and services over the next decade?

How should energy services companies, providers and consultants proactively respond to these trends and developments?


16:20 – 17:35

Wattics Academy: Sales techniques and mastering energy analytics tools for savings

In this session, delegates have the option to attend one of the following trainings:

1. How to market energy analytics Software-as-a-Service offering to attract new customers, new revenue and grow your business

Speaker: Anna Golovkina, Global Partnership Director, Wattics

Key topics covered:

  • How to incorporate Wattics energy analytics in your consultancy offering
  • Identifying the unique selling proposition (USP)
  • Solution-based approach: Understanding your customers needs/requirements and solving the problem, not selling the software platform
  • Tips for a live demo presentation of the Wattics platform
  • Addressing the most popular objections
  • How to use Wattics for upselling and business growth


16:20 – 17:35

2. Learn how to discover new energy and cost-saving opportunities beyond consumption monitoring: Practical analysis tips, tools & training

Facilitators: Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO, Wattics, Lorenzo Casna, Customer Success Manager, Alberto Guerrero, Technical Support Manager


  • Face-to-face training with Wattics expert Success Team
  • Discuss your current energy management project requirements with Wattics engineers
  • Learn how to identify energy and cost-saving opportunities through hands-on exercises
  • Tips and tools for training your internal teams of energy analysts and managers on the Wattics platform
  • Frequently asked support queries & how to solve them

17:35 – 17:50

Closing: Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO, Wattics

18:00 – 18:45

Join the Wattics team for networking drinks

19:30 – 22:00

Wattics ELC 2020 dinner and social event (incl. in ticket price)



Who are the ELC 2020 speakers?


Tony Day
Professor Tony Day, Executive Director of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC)

Prior to his current position as Executive Director at IERC, Tony was Energy Services Director at TEAM, having worked for 20 years at London South Bank University in teaching and research. He has conducted research and published widely in the areas of building energy analysis and the application of low and zero-carbon technologies in the urban environment. Tony is a Fellow of both CIBSE and the Energy Institute. Tony’s LinkedIn

Gautami Palanki
Gautami Palanki, Director, Arc Skoru Inc.

Gautami leads product engagement and global implementation of an environmental performance score for buildings, for Arc (www.arcskoru.com) and collaborates actively on development of green building certification schemes and programmes. Prior to Arc, Gautami led sustainability strategy consulting for AtSite Inc and developed environmentally sensitive design schemes for mixed-use and hospitality complexes, in India, Dubai, South Korea as an architectural designer.
Gautami’s LinkedIn

Gerard Reid, Co-founder and Partner, Alexa Capital

Gerard has completed a significant number of M&A, financing and recapitalisations in the energy sector. He has spent over fifteen years working in investment with a focus on both the energy transition and digitalisation. He has developed a strong reputation as a leading global expert in the energy and mobility space. He is an avid blogger and author with a following of more than 150k across several platforms and co-host to the “REDEFINING ENERGY” podcast. A member of the World Economic Forum Global Council for Energy, he regularly attends Davos and other leading industry events.
Gerard’s LinkedIn

Alessandro Bisagni, Founder & President, Bisagni Environmental Enterprise

Alessandro is the Founder & President of Bisagni Environmental Enterprise (BEE) Incorporations. BEE is a GBCI recognized LEED Proven provider and part of USGBC’s LEED User Group for Retail. Alessandro is a LEED, WELL, and RESET AP, a BEAM Pro, and an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He has diverse project experience ranging from greenfield start-up’s, factory construction, outsourcing, market research, data analysis, and environmental sustainability.
Alessandro’s LinkedIn

Cas de Roij, Specialist: Building Monitoring & Data Analyst, Klictet

As a building monitoring specialist, Cas works together with Klictet customers on reducing energy costs and increasing user comfort. His strength lies in translating data into focused and practical insights. Prior to his position at Klictet, Cas held the role of Business Intelligence Analyst at a fintech firm, Creative Group, and has contributed to research projects in energy performance metrics and sustainable energy feasibility studies. Cas holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) from Eindhoven University of Technology and Engineering degree from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. 
Cas’s LinkedIn

Hector Miranda, General Manager, Regenerativa

Hector is the General Manager at Regenerativa, a consultancy firm based in Lima, Peru, dedicated to the design, construction and certification of conventional buildings into sustainable and efficient constructions, increasing user productivity. Hector is a sustainability expert and LEED accredited professional, who has represented Peru and contributed to studies in low-carbon policy abroad. He was also CEO of the Peru Green Building Council (2010-2013). Hector’s vision is to see Peru lead the creation of green cities in Latin America. 
Hector’s LinkedIn

Antonio Ruzzelli
Antonio Ruzzelli, Co-founder & MD, Wattics.

After receiving Intertrade-Ireland’s Best Emerging Company Award and Innovator Award, Antonio led Wattics from a college research project to a SaaS energy analytics and AI platform used in over 50 countries. In 2017, he changed the business model and went on to attract private investment. He’s been highly commended by the Irish Software Association and featured in several presses such as the Sunday Business Post and the New York Times.
Antonio’s LinkedIn

Anna Golovkina
Anna Golovkina, Global Partnership Manager, Wattics.

Anna has 6 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, were leading online Sales courses before joining Wattics and knows how to tailor a Unique Selling Proposition, the winning offer and how to-help-not-to-sell solutions to the right customers. Working with Wattics’ partners Anna collected the most frequent ESCOs’ sales struggles of offering the energy service with online monitoring. On ELC she will give a few techniques on her practice-session how to raise your sales.
Anna’s LinkedIn

Where to stay in Dublin?

Wattics has secured exclusive reduced rates at the Hilton Garden Inn Custom House (ELC2020 workshop venue), valid from Sunday, 22 March to Thursday 26th March:

  • Queen Room: €150.00 (per night) incl. breakfast (single occupancy) 
  • King Room: €170.00 (per night) incl. breakfast (single occupancy)
  • King River View: €190.00 (per night) incl. breakfast (single occupancy)

Why stay at the Hilton Garden Inn?

  • Convenience: no travel time to the workshop
  • Reduced rates exclusively to ELC2020 attendees (6% lower than average stay in the city centre) 
  • Stay in the heart of lively Dublin city centre, on the famous River Liffey and close to restaurants, bars and other amenities
  • Close to main Dublin city tourist attractions: Ha’Penny Bridge, River Liffey, Temple Bar, St. Stephen’s Green, Trinity College and more.

If you would like to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, please contact Amy Ryan, amy.ryan@wattics.com for booking instructions.


What is included in the ticket price?

General Admission Ticket price includes admission to Wattics Energy Learning Community Workshop, refreshments (as stated on event programme) and 2-course lunch at hotel restaurant
General Admission + Social-Event & Dinner Ticket includes admission to Wattics Energy Learning Community Workshop, refreshments (as stated on event programme); 2-course lunch at hotel restaurant + 3-course post-event dinner at a restaurant in Dublin CBD

Please ensure to note your dietary requirements when prompted at ticket checkout:

Alternatively, contact the organizer amy.ryan@wattics.com with any special dietary information.

What can I bring into the event?

Just yourself and perhaps your laptop 🙂 Notepads and pens will be provided

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Should you have any questions, please contact: marketing@wattics.com

What’s the refund policy?

Should you be unable to attend the Wattics Energy Analytics Worskhop, and have no-one to attend in your place, please email marketing@wattics.com with your refund request.

Note: Refunds will be handled by the event organizers themselves (Wattics). Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the event has concluded.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please think of the environment before printing your ticket. Instead, download the Eventbrite app, and present your ticket on your smartphone/device.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes – if you as the purchaser of the ticket(s) are unable to attend, and would like a colleague(s) to attend in your place, please ensure to email: marketing@wattics.com with your request. Please note that registration fees are not transferable.

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