Green Tech South West Event: Using machine learning to eliminate wasted energy from buildings

Don’t miss the next Green Tech South West event taking place Wednesday, June 15th at 6pm. Green Tech South West are a welcoming community who run events to share insight on how technology can heal or harm our planet.

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Full event info provided by GTSW:
Green Tech South West presents its first hybrid event with insightful talks combining tech and sustainability with brilliants speakers Mehrnaz Tajmir from Greener (based in Bath) and Elliot Coad from Ecologi (based near Bristol).

How you choose to join in is up to you! Join either:

  • In person at the Engine Shed, Bristol for pizza, drinks and a spot of mingling before the talks. Arrive at the Engine Shed from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
  • Or attend online and enjoy a welcoming and authentic Green Tech South West experience using CrowdCast. Join online from 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start.

Both sessions close at 8pm. For those in person we’ll move to a nearby pub for more networking.

Please tell us your preference for attending when you RSVP so we can order the right amount of food and drinks and prevent food waste or hungry bellies!

Greener: clean-tech solutions for agri-food businesses
Agri-food SME (small and medium sized enterprise) sector is suffering from a two-sided market failure. A side that is seeking to bring sustainability to their supply chains but lacks the resources to know where to start and a side that is providing those sustainable solutions (both products and services) but lacks the resources and visibility to be seen by the right buyer. This market failure is a significant contributor to this sector’s GHG emissions.

Our solution is aiming to bring these two sides together through matchmaking and help businesses discover, connect and form partnerships that are fit for their specific needs. We are passionate about making sustainability accessible and available for SMEs because they are the ones that turn the wheels of the economy and yet have the least amount of access to capital and resources to bring sustainability to their supply chains.

Mehrnaz Tajmir is Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Greener. She’s a mechanical engineer, turned supply chain researcher, turned founder. She’s passionate about making sustainability something that is normal and embedded in our everyday life rather than a nice-to-have.

New Technology For Climate Hope
All throughout history it’s been tools that have led to great advancements of humanity (e.g. chisel, compass, smartphone). What tool is it we pick up when we act on climate change? What do we do when it is time to “act now”?

In this talk from Ecologi’s CEO, Elliot explores the incredible opportunity of technology, and how signs of a climate revolution are around the corner.
Tune in for reasons to be hopeful, and be inspired by the opportunity you have as technologists to help stabilise our planet.

Since launching in 2019, Ecologi finds their community leading the way, with planting of over 37 million trees and supporting dozens of other climate solutions.

Ecologi’s mission is to simplify climate progress and harness the power of collective action to rapidly reverse climate change. They provide businesses and individuals the tools to supercharge their own contributions on their way to achieving net zero. They make major impact affordable, radically transparent, and thoroughly enjoyable.


Elliot Coad is the cofounder and CEO of Ecologi, a social enterprise with a vision to halve the world’s projected carbon emissions by 2040. Prior to this, he was CTO at various tech companies, but for even longer an ‘armchair environmentalist’ – worried about the future but super frustrated that we lack the tools to make a significant contribution.


Our schedule is as follows:

🔓 18.00 – Engine Shed doors open for in-person attendees

🔓 18.20 – CrowdCast online room opens for online attendees

👋 18.30 – Event starts with a welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike

📢 18.35 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for in-person and online attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting

💚 18.50 – Mehrnaz’s talk

💚 19.15 – Elliot’s talk

❓ 19.35 – Questions

🗓️ 19.50 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

20.00 – Event close. In person attendees can continue to informal networking at a nearby pub

The event will be recorded and will be available along with slides shortly after.

For those online attendees, we’ll email the joining link ahead of the event and more details about what to expect.

This event is made possible by the kind sponsor from:

  • Noughts and Ones, Shopify stores for planet-friendly businesses
  • ADLIB, BCorp certified recruitment
  • Ecologi, a social enterprise platform for funding climate action

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