The launch of the standards consisted of introductions from Matthew Taylor CEO of the RSA, ex Ski Racer Konrad Bartelski and HRH Prince Charles. There were two case studies on the Savings and Sustainability from the NHS and Schools followed by an explanation about BASDA Green and Utilities XML and how they allow the fast roll out of savings and sustainability to all organisations.
Tim Cole, Chairman of the BASDA ebusiness special interest group started proceedings and explained how BASDA kicked off the project as a result of the European Unions cry for help from the software industry to provide the tools to deliver the 2020 and 2050 targets. Tim then introduced Matthew Taylor.
Matthew Taylor CEO of the RSA explained how the Duke of Edinburgh and the RSA created conservation in the 70's and that the RSA had been building from this point. The RSA started its Carbon Limited project in January 2006 as a pioneering project on personal carbon trading, and proved the inspiration to Ronald Duncan the RSA fellow behind BASDA Green and Utilities XML. Matthew then introduced Ronald Duncan.
Ronald Duncan, Chairman of the BASDA Green special interest group and @UK PLC set out the agenda for the day, which consisted of in introduction session coving case studies with:-
Followed by the launch session which comprised:-
for their work in developing the standards and sponsoring the event.
BASDA, Ronald Duncan and @UK would like to thank
for their work in helping create BASDA Utilities XML.
This event follows on from the launch of the @UK Green Marketplace by Richard Benyon, Minister for the Natural Environment on 7th October 2010, by providing the standards to open out the system to the rest of the software industry.