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What to expect from this year’s CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium
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What to expect from this year’s CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium

17 Apr 23

Bridging research and practice, this year’s CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium programme includes over 50 peer reviewed papers on delivering sustainable, safe, and healthy buildings for a net zero future.

The Symposium features a range of peer-reviewed papers and presentations outlining developments in practice, technology, and policy, showcasing the latest guidance for building services engineers.

Kevin Mitchell, CIBSE President will welcome attendees, before introducing the first keynote session, Digitalising heat network commissioning - using apps to deliver well performing heat networks by Casey Cole, Guru Systems.

There will be parallel sessions running on both days, with highlights including a paper from the London South Bank University on their research exploring alternatives to combined heat and power (CHP) systems and aims to help overcome the barriers to the broader deployment of low-carbon heat networks in the UK.

On the second day, Adrian Catchpole, CIBSE President Elect, will chair the keynote session, a presentation on Building for 2050. Focusing on the outcomes of the BEIS funded Building for 2050 project undertaken by AECOM, the paper focuses on the drivers and barriers to the large-scale construction of low cost, low carbon homes to increase uptake.

Ben Skelton, former ASHRAE regional chair will be presenting his paper focusing on the decarbonisation of industry logistics centres. As a key element within the global supply chain, logistics building has a wide range of energy use intensity and the selection of building systems is often based on lowest cost, not lowest environmental impact. Ben will be presenting a case study which benchmarks typical designs for various types of industrial buildings, including cold storage.

As always, attendees will be invited to ask questions and engage with the speakers, often leading to insightful and lively debate.

There will be presentations from this year’s gold sponsors, ELCO Heating Solutions, Hamworthy Heating Ltd, and Swegon, who will also be exhibiting.

Also exhibiting at this year’s Symposium are silver sponsors, ADEY Commercial, Klima-Therm, and IES, and bronze sponsors, VEXO and Mason UK Ltd.

There are networking opportunities throughout both days, including a drinks reception at Glasgow City Chambers on the evening of the first day.

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