Technical seminars that are in longer format e.g. half a day or more
This joint CIBSE and ASHRAE event in the Midlands region brings to you the keynote speech from CIBSE President, Stephen Lisk, on his vision for CIBSE in this rapidly changing time for the construction industry, as well as a technical paper by Prof John Mardaljevic on a case study in lighting design.
Wednesday, 24 October
18:00 - 18:30
Refreshment and networking
18:30 - 19:15
John Mardaljevic, Professor of Building Daylight Modelling
Central Park Tower (New York): a Landmark Daylight Injury Evaluation
19:15 - 20:30
Stephen Lisk, CIBSE President 2018-19
CIBSE Presidential Speech - Adapt to Change
Join the free CPD webinar on overheating. Rising temperatures have highlighted issues with buildings overheating, and the contribution of building services to unwanted heat gains is coming under scrutiny. Recent research from AECOM has suggested that the use of an enhanced specification of pipe insulation and insulated pipe supports on hot water and heating pipework can drastically reduce overheating in some buildings. This CIBSE approved seminar examines the issues of overheating, including in void and corridor spaces, relating to building services insulation. The benefits of going a step further than the base Building Regulation requirements are considered, along with optimizing the design and implementation of building services insulation systems.
The world is on a mission to decarbonise. In 2019 the UK Government was the world’s first major economy to cast a its pledge to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 into law. While much progress has been made on decarbonising the UK’s electricity sector in recent years, the built environment is and remains a major challenge. A core vector for the decarbonisation of heat will be electrification, bringing with it challenges around the balancing of supply and demand that need to be addressed by increasing amounts of energy storage. Thermal storage has been a segment of the HVAC market that has seen little innovation over the decades. This presentation will discuss how the use of phase-change material based heat batteries will contribute to meeting the decarbonisation challenge in the built environment by providing the necessary flexibility in a future energy system. It will detail the functional principles of heat batteries, their theoretical applications as well as real world case-studies for their use in today’s projects.
Indoor air quality has been an important part of building design and maintenance for well over 100 years. Initially the drive for indoor air quality was for people to be able to work in “healthy” buildings to prevent the spread of disease. With the invention of air conditioning this arguably led to the boom in Sick Building Syndrome in the 80s. And then towards the end of the 20th century, the environmental impact of air ventilation and conditioning became the priority with ever greener and sustainable energy initiatives becoming the focal point of how buildings supplied conditioned air. In the wake of Covid-19, it seems that disease control element is now taking the driving seat once more.
This presentation will introduce the concept of shared ground loop GSHP systems where one common ground array acts as the heat source to multiple properties, each with their own individual GSHP.
This system will be compared against traditional district heating systems and the benefits for householders, developers, social landlords and the environment will be discussed. Reference will also be made to Government policy and financial incentives that are helping to drive the interest in shared ground loop arrays, often referred to as ambient temperature loops. Case studies for both new build and retrofit projects will be presented along with some of the innovations that can expect to be seen in the near future