Build2Perform, Olympia

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Evolving from CIBSE's Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, Build2Perform offers more interactive features and multiple seminar streams encompassing an entire floor at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.

The CIBSE conference runs over 21 and 22 November with sessions on Lighting, Natural Ventilation, Air Quality - and other topics - as well as the stream on District Heating and Cooling: see link at foot of this page.

10:00 - Better district heating

Heat Pump District Networks allow improved affordability and reduced carbon emissions for heating and cooling.

Chair - Phil Jones, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group

Mike Smith, Director, Engineering, BSRIA

Gareth Jones

Huw Blackwell, Vice Chair, CIBSE CHP and district heating group

Paul Woods, Concessions Director, Engie UK

Balanced Energy Network Piping

11:00 - Ambient Temperature Heat Networks

This seminar will give a strong grounding in the potential for large ambient temperature networks to deliver low carbon and affordable heating and cooling at a district scale - with flexible scaling options when built.

Chair - Phil Jones, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group


The wider context of government policy approach on heat networks, legal issues
Professor Andy Ford, London South Bank University


A technical overview from the ground up: limitations of high temperature networks
Chris Davidson, Director, Genius EnergyLab


Experience of installing the Balanced Energy Network at London South Bank University
Edward Thompson, Director, ICAX Ltd


Integration of renewable technologies and carbon implications
Neil Lawson, Technical & Operations Director, GI Energy

12:00 - How decarbonisation of the grid impacts heat network options

This debates the merits of different technologies and how best to achieve carbon savings.
How are carbon targets changing?
What’s the future of district heating?
What are the limitations of CHP for district heating?
Choosing the right heat network for sustainable buildings.

Chair - Neil Kermode, Managing Director, European Marine Tidal Energy Centre

Clara Bagenal George, Environmental Design Engineer, Elementa Consulting

Professor David Elmes, Professor of Economic Modelling & Forecasting, Warwick Business School

Aaron Gillich, Senior Lecturer in Energy and Building Systems Engineering, London South Bank University & BEIS



Full programme details and booking forms for the CIBSE Build2Perform conference can be found here.



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