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2017

The seventh annual Technical Symposium took place at Loughborough University from 5-6 April 2017. 

The 2017 theme, Delivering Resilient High Performance Buildings, was inspired by the 2017 ASHRAE and CIBSE presidential themes, respectively “Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow” and “Improving Performance”. The aim of the 2017 Technical Symposium was to provide evidence of the successful adoption of resilience in the design and operation of buildings.

Click the Paper titles below to access the papers.  Note this page is still being updated. 

Day One Programme

   
  Session 1 - Room A
1 Delivering resilience in a challenging environment
  Chair - Tim Dwyer, Symposium chair
1.1

Tim McGinn - DIALOG **Case study**
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton Alberta Canada - Resilient green design in a sub-arctic environment



  Parallel sessions
  Session 2 - Room A
2 Defining and assessing resilience in buildings
  Chair - Kevin Lomas, Loughborough University
2.1

Barny Evans - WSP Group
An investigation into the use of temporal factors for CO2 emissions accounting in buildings

2.2

Ewan Jones - AECOM
The carbon gap: analysis of the effects of grid decarbonisation on building CO2 emissions and design

2.3

David Jenkins - Heriot-Watt University
The role of buildings within future resilient energy systems

2.4

Rajat Gupta - Oxford Brookes University
Achieving energy resilience through smart storage of solar-generated electricity at household and community level



  Session 3 - Room B
3 Establishing and maintaining resilient design conditions
  Chair - Derek Clements-Croome, Reading University
3.1

Stefan Vandaele - University of Manchester/Daikin
Temperature adjustments for design data for urban air conditioning design.

3.2

Kelly Watson - University of Manchester
Wellbeing valuation in the built environment

3.3

Nick Conlan - Association of Noise Consultants, AVOG
Noise, ventilation and overheating in residential developments

3.4

Tom Lipinski - Ventive Ltd
Passive ventilation with heat recovery in an urban school: performance in use



  Session 4 - Room C
4 Assuring future performance for visual environments
  Chair - David Fitzpatrick, Consultant
4.1

John Mardaljevic - Loughborough University
Aperture Sunlight and Skylight Indices: A Rating System for Windows and Shading Devices

4.2

Seda Kacel - Istanbul Technical University  **Review paper**
Post-occupancy evaluation in the field of lighting: Current studies and future guidance

4.3

Ruth Kelly Waskett - De Montfort University
The impact of user behaviour on the effectiveness of retrofit smart glazing in an office building

4.4

Kevin Kelly - Dublin Institute of Technology
A New Interior Lighting Design Methodology – using MRSE



  Session 5 - Symposium sponsor addresses - Room A
5 Chair - Mike Smith, BSRIA

 

Chris Goggins, Rinnai UK & Michael Lim, AECOM



  Session 6 - Compendiary presentations 1 - Room A
6 Compendiary session 1
  Chair - Mike Smith, BSRIA
6.1

Robert Diamond - Ingleton Wood LLP
The interconnected resilient city

6.2

Nick Hopper - Monodraught Ltd
A case study demonstrating how hybrid ventilation and natural cooling deliver resilient high performance buildings

6.3

Christer Frennfelt - SWEP
Converting to gasket-free heat exchangers for resilient high performance buildings

6.4

George Adams - SPIE UK  **Opinion paper**
We strive for resilient buildings, what chance to achieve collective urban
resilience?

6.5

Melanie Robinson - Edinburgh Napier University
A critical appraisal of BIM implementation in the context of environmental performance enhancement in the Construction Industry

6.6 Sally Shahzad - University of Derby
Is neutral thermal sensation the correct response to assess thermal comfort?

  Parallel sessions
  Session 7 - Room A
7 Practicalities and pitfalls of predicting performance
  Chair - Tim Wentz, ASHRAE President, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
7.1

John Gleeson - IES **Case study**
Case Study: LEED Gold rated refurbished building which utilised energy modelling from the design stage to post occupancy operation

7.2

Sophia Flucker - Operational Intelligence Ltd
Minimising data centre environmental impact – beyond energy efficiency

7.3

Larry Spielvogel - Consulting Engineer **Case study**
Green buildings can waste energy efficiently



  Session 8 - Room B
8 Information driven advanced design and operation
  Chair - Mariana Trusson, Cundall
8.1

Andrew Corney - Sefaira **Case study**
Collaborative, cloud-based energy modelling - lessons learnt from a new design process

8.2

Yusuke Arima - University of Tokyo
Typical and Design Weather Year: A new type of year weather data based on quantile mapping

8.3

Thomas Whiffen - National Energy Foundation
Energy savings in temporary buildings
using power line carrier in an adaptable building energy management system



  Session 9 - Room C
9 Evaluating and monitoring building systems performance
  Chair - Julie Godefroy, Consultant
9.1

Anaclara Penha - University of Sheffield
Assessing the energy performance and occupant satisfaction of foyer spaces

9.2

Ana  Rodriguez-Arguelles - AECOM/TSBE
Sensitivity analysis for small power energy assessments under the TM22 audit framework

9.3

Steve Munn - Hevasure Ltd **Case study**
Condition monitoring of the LTHW and CHW systems at The Francis Crick Institute during commissioning



  Parallel sessions
  Session 10 - Room A
10 Adapting form and function for improved operation
  Chair - George Adams, CIBSE Past President, SPIE UK
10.1

Chris  Schuetze - Troup Bywaters & Anders **Opinion paper**
Resilience through adaptive room use

10.2

Munis Abdul  Hameed - Ramboll **Review paper**
Experimental investigation on the impact of insulated concrete forms on building envelope performance in UAE

10.3

Adetokunbo Sangowawa - KOA Consultants Ltd
Evaluation of glazed fa├žades in Lagos, Nigeria



  Session 11 - Room B
11 Thermally driven analysis and evaluation
  Chair - Emilia Targonska, Hoare Lea
11.1

Ahmad Younis - De Montfort University
Towards resilient low-middle income apartments in Amman, Jordan: a thermal performance investigation of heating load

11.2

Gareth Davies - London South Bank University
Cooling and recovery of heat from underground railway tunnels for district heating

11.3

Sofie Pelsmakers - University of Sheffield
Evaluating overheating risk and mitigation strategies in low energy houses in the UK: Two Sheffield case studies



  Session 13 - Room A
12 Debate: There is no purpose in having a code of ethics
  Chair - Richard Rooley, Past ASHRAE President, Project Management Partnership Ltd


Day Two Programme

  Session 13 - Plenary - Tim Wentz
13 Plenary
  Chair - John Field, CIBSE President , Native-Hue Ltd


  Session 14 - Room A
14 Planning for future high performing buildings
  Chair - Charlotte Mercer, Cundall
14.1

Tom Lawrence - University of Georgia
Human factors and thermal comfort considerations with electrical demand Response program implementation

14.2

Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi - Beverly Clifton Morris and Liverpool John Moores University
Business case for exceeding Greater London Authority energy plan

14.3

Kishore Bhattacharya - Glacier Engineering
A new fast track approach for value judgements to achieve energy efficiency in a hi-tech building using an iterative platform.



  Session 15 - Room B
15 Heating up the effectiveness of system operation
  Chair - Andrew Saville, CIBSE Board Member, Armville Consultancy
15.1

Doug Baldock - Hoare Lea **Case study**
The development of an activity based Design Structure Matrix (DSM) to optimise the heating system design process

15.2

Will Griffiths - BRE
Predicting the performance of domestic electrical heat pumps in UK homes

15.3

Alan Abela - BRE
Performance testing of domestic hot water heat pumps to EN 16147

 

10:45 Refreshments and posters
 

  Session 16 - Room A
16 Optimising systems application, integration and operation
  Chair - Benny Skelton, Cyclone Energy
16.1

Ghasson Shabha - Birmingham City University
The use of digital smart sensors technology in early detection and monitoring of air-borne infection in British hospitals? The dilemma

16.2

Linda Lee - American Green Technology
Room-based active UV-C technology reduces the amount of bacteria and/or fungus in the air and improves indoor air quality

16.3

Melody Wang - Affiliated Engineers Inc **Case study**
Adapting design to meet the changing role of buildings, a case study for campus renovations

16.4

John Hammond - Consultant **Opinion paper**
Remove refrigerant based cooling with low-level supply of efficient indirect evaporative cooling



  Session 17 - Room B
17 Retrofitting the past for a resilient future
  Chair - Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea
17.1

Marianne Heaslip - URBED
Resilient domestic retrofit, producing real world performance

17.2

Don Colliver - University of Kentucky
Analysis of energy used in industrial facilities and the identification and subsequent implementation of most frequent savings opportunities of energy retrofits

17.3

Abdullahi Ahmed - Coventry University **Case study**
Performance Assessment and Post Occupancy Evaluation for Low-Energy Retrofit of Public Buildings: Case Study of Coventry University Living Lab

17.4

Sergio Fox - AWE **Case study**
Learning from the masters: Resilience needs simplicity, and simplicity needs knowledge



  Session 18 - Reserved session - Room A
18 Chair - Mike Smith, BSRIA
 

  Session 19 - Compendiary presentations 2 - Room A
19 Compendiary session 2
  Chair - Mike Smith, BSRIA
19.1

Charalampos Angelopoulos - Loughborough University
Natural ventilation in UK schools during the heating season: window design and performance using CFD

19.2

Athanasios Lykartsis - University of West London and CIBSE
Ventilation techniques to reduce risk of overheating under extreme hot weather conditions of a school building for various locations in the UK

19.3

Colin Rees - IES
Exploring climate change impact on building energy benchmarks now and in the future to ensure operational resilience

19.4

Eleonora Brembilla - Loughborough University
On the need for CBDM Benchmarks: Simulation, measurement and compliance

 

  Lunch and Posters
 

  Session 20 - Room A
20 Towards a resilient future
  Chair - John Field, CIBSE President , Native-Hue Ltd
20.1

Jonathan Atkinson - Carbon Co-op **Case study**
Re-thinking the 'smart city' - simple, collaborative, user-led and open

20.2

Michael Wigington - J Dunton Associates Limited
Cyber-security strategies in building control systems to ensure system resilience is not undermined

20.3

Tim Bowden - Ramboll **Case study**
Design and operation to satisfy confilcting demands in listed buildings

20.4

Ashley Bateson - Hoare Lea **Case study**
Designing buildings as if people mattered – the engineer’s role in promoting occupant health and wellbeing