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The Electrification of Heat

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Mechanical Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Electrical Services
  • Interpersonal Skills

Upcoming dates

  • 13 Sep 2024 Marble Arch - Etc Venues

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The UK government aims to phase out the use of gas boilers for heating buildings beyond 2035 according to its Heat and Buildings Strategy, 2021. Low carbon alternatives will need to be sought and it is expected that heat pumps will play a dominant role.

The public sector in particular is already making strides in this direction with the support of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (1) and emphasis is also being placed on new large scale heat pump technologies within the scope of the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (2). Knowledge and experience in both small and large scale heat pump applications among practitioners is limited to a relatively small number of niche consultants.

This training aims to lift the lid on this technology and help design engineers, installers and energy managers to develop some of the required skills and expertise to engage with confidence in the electrification of heat through the use of heat pump technologies.


Learning Outcomes

1. Awareness of thermodynamic principles of heat pumps (supporting knowledge)
2. Understanding the technology, application and system integration of heat pump systems (knowledge; pros and cons, limitations, strengths, weaknesses)
3. How to size and specify heat pump systems (skills)
4. How to estimate carbon savings due to heat pump systems (skills)

  • Mechanical design engineers
  • Mechanical installers and project managers

Of interest:

  • Facilities managers
  • Energy managers
  • Electrical building services engineers
Agenda for event
Time Description
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Christopher Underwood

Christopher Underwood

Retired Northumbria University Emeritus Professor

I joined the industry in 1973 as a student apprentice heating and ventilating technician with Haden Young Ltd. I went on to complete a BSc in building services engineering and then a PhD on the modelling and control of absorption cycle heat pumps before becoming a full-time lecturer in building services engineering at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) in 1981. I remained at Northumbria until retirement in 2018. I am now an Emeritus Professor at Northumbria and continue my research on the modelling and control of HVAC systems with a major emphasis on heat pump systems. Throughout my academic career I continued to engage with consultancy including a period of time when I was the Practice Consultant to R W Gregory & Partners (now RPS Gregory LLP). I currently do consulting work for hydrogeologists FWS Consultants Ltd - carrying out all their ground-source heat pump work.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

*If you are having any difficulties please email us at [email protected].

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