Futurebuild 2023 London 7 - 9 March 2023
ICAX will be at Futurebuild to explain how Interseasonal Heat Transfer can help you address the key issue of combating global warming in a practical way that is in tune with the natural environment.
Protecting and enhancing the environment sits at the heart of sustainability. With the growing awareness that the built environment accounts for nearly half of the UK’s CO2 emissions; innovative, green solutions for designing, constructing and using buildings are in urgent demand.
ICAX answers that demand by providing Interseasonal Heat Transfer which heats buildings in winter without burning fossil fuels. Surplus solar energy is captured by Solar Thermal Collectors and stored in ThermalBanks in the summer for release into buildings in winter using a ground source heat pump.
ICAX can help you achieve sustainability in the built environment by exploiting Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage.
Most of the CO2 emissions in the UK come from buildings, with the majority coming from burning fossil fuels to provide heating and hot water.
The clearest route to reducing carbon emissions is to stop combustion.
This implies the Electrification of Heat – and using heat pumps to arrange heat transfer from the ground in place of combustion.
The case for using ground source heat pumps increases each year with the decarbonisation of the grid. It also increases greatly for buildings that need cooling in the summer as well as heating in winter – because summer heat can be stored in the ground and then recycled back to the building in winter.
The use of heat pumps for heating also opens up large opportunities for Demand Side Management.
District heating networks can be a very effective mechanism for reducing carbon emissions from heating and cooling buildings, especially if based on heat sharing networks with each building on the network drawing heat from a communal network as it needs heating – and rejecting heat to the communal network as it needs cooling: Fifth Generation District Heating Networks.
The Energy Trilemma
ICAX is accepting the challenge from government to resolve the Energy Policy Trilemma:
- by using heat networks,
- by using heat transfer instead of combustion,
- by delivering a heat sharing dividend,
- by accelerating the electrification of heat
- and by employing "demand response" to focus on using off-peak electricity.
There are a series of panel sessions covering Wind, Biomass, Hydro, Energy management, Financing Green Energy investments and Solar as well as Ground Source Energy. Individual subjects covered include:
- Combining renewables with energy management
- Ground source heating and cooling (GSHC)
- Heat Networks Investment Project
- The true cost of on-site renewable energy
- Interseasonal Heat Transfer & Intrabuilding Heat Transfer
- Assessing the UK’s renewable energy options
- Solar thermal energy – a focus on innovation
- Boiler Upgrade Scheme
- Retrofitting renewables
- How ground source heat pumps work
- District Heating
- Heat Sharing
- Decarbonisation of the National Grid
- Decarbonising Heating
- Integrating Renewables
- Energy Trilemma
- Air Quality
- Electrification of Heat
Futurebuild Conference and seminars
Conference sessions including high profile debates on key policy issues are hosted in two major arenas. Six seminar zones focus on topics such as building products and design, building performance and BIM, refurbishment and retrofit, future cities, and green infrastructure and energy.
You can register for free tickets to visit Futurebuild 2023.
We look forward to seeing you at Futurebuild in 2023.