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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. 

Day One Programme

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

Robert Diamond - Ingleton Wood LLP
The interconnected resilient city


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


Adetokunbo Sangowawa - KOA Consultants Ltd
Evaluation of glazed façades in Lagos, Nigeria

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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