#OneSmallChange Panel Debate

BCIA President Jon Belfield will facilitate a panel debate on the subject of what is your #OneSmallChange and why.

Embracing innovation and change continue to pay-off in the dynamic building controls industry. We are constantly striving to improve energy efficiency in line with current and impending government regulations to ensure that our planet is both healthy and sustainable. You could say that with so much energy under our collective control, it is also our professional responsibility to look to increase efficiency and ‘lead the way’.

Putting it simply, small changes can have a big impact. Just imagine that if all buildings under the BCIA membership for example could have their energy consumption reduced by a few percent, the result of all of these ‘small changes’ would be massive.

Collectively we can all do even more to improve today’s sophisticated commercial buildings and share best practice so our ‘small changes’ make the big change that we wish to see.

We can only achieve this by sharing examples of good practice with each other…


Jon Belfield, BCIA President and Managing Director at InTandem Systems

D2 Controls 12:15

Following his apprenticeship in Manchester and BSc Degree in Portsmouth, Jon Belfield has been in the building controls sector for over 25 years working in a range of disciplines. In the early 90s he branched out into process control focusing on medical electronics and later designing office lighting controls before setting up InTandem Systems as a BMS System Integrator in 1997. He values through-life learning highly and has a rolling apprenticeship program in his company with strong links with local Colleges and University. Jon is a Fellow of CIBSE (FCIBSE), a Chartered Engineer and is the President of the BCIA.

Richard Martin Meacham, Enterprise Solutions Technical Lead at Laing O’Rourke

Bio to follow.

Richard Jubb, Northern Sales Manager at Sontay

Paul Rogers, Director of Global Business Development at Tridium

James Palmer, National Head of Sales at Global Associates Ltd

D2 Controls 12:15

James' background in communication protocols and machine to machine integration spans the past 26 years in the BMS industry. Starting out at North Building Technologies in the early 90's, James' states that he's been creating "Internetworks of Things" since he left University.

James now heads up sales for leading BMS systems integrator Global Associates. Their vision for a more connected future was what attracted him to Global. James now spends a good proportion of his time leading the commercial and technical teams behind Global's IoT brand "Global Spaces".