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Virtual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2021.  Live event held from 13-14 July 2021


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Session 1: Assessing the urban climate, overheating risks and IAQ

Geoffrey Levermore, University of Manchester
Covid-19 and other influences on the urban heat island of Manchester

Sara Mohamed – University of Nottingham
Indoor Environment Quality Analysis of a New-Build UK School: In the context of COVID-19

Session 2: Developing enhanced understanding of external environments

Ruth Shilston – RWDI Anemos Ltd
Thermal Comfort Assessment and Guidelines for the City of London

Naghman Khan – SimScale GmbH
The case for more accurate wind pressure coefficients in building simulation

Peter Simmonds – Building and Systems Analytics
The influence of outdoor conditions on the heating and cooling loads of Supertall and Mega Tall Buildings

Session 3: Assessing building performance for health, productivity, and efficiency

Jamie Risner – Arup
Static Grid Carbon Factors - Can We Do Better?

Robert Cohen - Verco, NABERS UK: Rating
NABERS UK: Rating Performance Outcomes

Session 4: Safe and healthy indoor climates in a post pandemic world

Tomasz Lipinski – Ventive Ltd
Impact of various Ventilation Strategies on Indoor Airflow Dynamics and the spread of pathogens such as Covid-19

Gwilym Still – Max Fordham LLP
Living with the virus - a low energy response

Michael Holden – Institute of Theatre Consultants
Reduction in infection within close seated auditoria through best practice ventilation supply and exhaust.

Session 5: Delivering and evaluating air quality in buildings

Naghman Khan – SimScale GmbH
The case for parallel simulations on the cloud for rapid response testing of building air quality scenarios

Brendon McManus – Clean Air Technologies
Clean air in post-pandemic office spaces

Session 6: Safe and sustainable lighting for buildings

Eliseo Lucero Calderon – University College London
Understanding Daylight Performance in a Deep-Plan Office in the UK Using Climate- Based Daylight Modelling and Parametric Process

Alex Naper – Sabre Electrical Services Ltd
Review of Irish Building Regulations Technical Guidance Document M – Access and Use (2010) (Section 1.1)

Bukola Grace Ekpeti – London South Bank University
Harnessing Daylighting and Solar Gains as Sustainable Architectural Designs Method in Mixed-Use Developments in Lagos, Nigeria

Session 7: Adaptation and refurbishment for improved, and healthier, built environments

Duncan Grassie – UCL Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering
Insights from inside the school walls: Contextual data crowdsourcing and feedback mechanisms for UK school stock modelling

Man Ying HO – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Shortlisting KPIs for holistic performance evaluation of commercial building retrofits

Ant Marsh – Arup
Validating the energy saved through improved cooling controls

Joe Waters – London South Bank University
Remedial Adaptations in Building Services to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

Session 8: Capturing and storing low carbon energy

Garry Broadbent – Pure Thermal, MCS, IOR
Next Generation Thermal Batteries

Andrew Vann – Norman Disney and Young
Whole life cycle carbon impact of PV panels

Ian Steward – Recoup Energy Solutions Ltd
Prioritising WWHRS over low-flow rate showers

Session 9: Effective heat sourcing, distribution, and delivery for heat networks

Henrique Lagoeiro – London South Bank University
Waste Heat Recovery from Underground Railways – Evaluating the Cooling Potential

Akos Revesz – London South Bank University
Decentralised heat pumps and thermal stores for 5th generation district heating and cooling networks

Matt Wegner – London South Bank University
Investigation of opportunities for utilising Waste Heat for District Heating networks in cities

Akos Revesz – London South Bank University
Engineering Value and Innovative Design Options for Smart Local Energy System

Mark Reynolds – FairHeat
A technoeconomic assessment of solar energy to supplement urban heat networks

Tom Burton – Fairheat
Techno-economic assessment of externally accessible HIUs on low temperature heat networks

Session 10: Better performing built environments and systems through enhanced understanding

Carolina Braga –Technische Universität Berlin
Relation Between Workplace Environment, Well-Being and Productivity

Edward Murphy – Ollio The Building Performance Consultancy
Developing better client briefs to eliminate building performance gaps, define value and build back better—Case studies using Agile Methods Scrum.

Philip Thoburn – Forsspac
Reducing the risk of viral transmission in large scale high occupancy developments in the tropical climate

Session 11: Machine learning, digital, and smart technology for internal environments

Jonathan Reynolds – Arup
Machine learning inference of occupancy using proxy environmental sensors

Rajat Gupta – Oxford Brookes University
Evaluation of indoor temperature and thermal comfort in homes with and without smart heating thermostats

Kareem Ahmed – Loughborough University
Predicting the Building Emission Rate of Non-Domestic Buildings Using Machine Learning

Nikdokht Ghadiminia – Birmingham City University
Cybersecurity of smart buildings: a facilities management perspective

Session 12: Modelling and optimising systems and built environments for the new normal

Yaressi Treviño – University London College
The barriers to in operation-based regulations and evaluation systems in Mexico’s sustainable social housing typology

Mahendra Gooroochurn – University of Mauritius
Assessing the efficacy of passive measures for the tropical context of Mauritius through parametric simulations and in-situ measurements

Rawisha Serasinghe – Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Forecasting the future cooling energy demand patterns for existing office buildings in tropical regions

Session 13: Modelling, measuring, and assessing ventilation

Stavroula Koutroumpi – University of Cambridge
Thermal comfort and adaptability in naturally ventilated Nightingale wards: implications about overheating and airborne infection risk during normal operation and COVID-19 response

Patrick Sharpe – University of Nottingham
Modelling methods for predicting aerodynamic performance of ventilation openings

Michael Hancock – Dee Associates (Business Consultants) Ltd
Insulation is the key to ventilation optimisation in wet leisure centres

Yun-Sheng Hsu – University of Nottingham
A Review of Recent Developments of the Pulse Technique for Building Airtightness Measurement

Session 14: Modelling and deep learning for innovative systems and built environments

Ruth Kerrigan – IES Ltd
Ensuring a built environment to ‘gold’ standard in reality and not just on paper

Jiayu Pan, University of Cambridge
Redesigning the working space for rare events: Modelling the movement in the open-plan office

Patrick Okolo – Buildings Fluid Dynamics, B-Fluid
Crowd Evacuation Performances Of Built Environments With Regards To Social Distancing Measures

Session 15: Product led enhancements to building operation

Gordon Pringle – Heating Appliances & Spares Ltd
The case for sustainable, environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems ‐ Don’t Take a Chance on Corrosion. Change!

Emmanuel Nyabadza – Eco-strat & Nottingham Trent University
Thermal Destratification: An exposition into a forgotten key solution for heating energy conservation in Further and Higher Education Establishments

Session 16: Systems analysis for enhanced building performance

Ant Marsh – Arup
A Sociotechnical Perspective on Winter Window Opening and Heating Controls in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

M. Anusha Wijewardane – University of Moratuwa
Investigation on Effect of the Matrix Geometry for the Performance of Rotary Thermal Wheels

Michalis Michael – University of Cambridge
The use of Closed Cavity Façades (CCF) for improving the building envelope performance

Session17: Understanding and meeting the challenges for future building​s

Aaron Gillich – London South Bank University
The new normal for UK higher education in the Built Environment – academic and industry leadership in a time of crisis.

​Stephen Edge – Salvedge Sustainable Design Ltd
The Healthiest Building in the UK - A Biophilic Case Study, The Spine building, the new HQ for the Royal College of Physicians, Liverpool

Thomas Vogl – Bauhaus- Universitaet Weimar
Analysis of the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Future Workplaces

Ashveen Jeetun – BuroHappold
Pathogens Management Train in Public Health Systems

Session 18: Looking towards smart, equitable, buildings in a new digital world​

Shehzadi Sana – Mohammed
Decarbonisation of the Built Environment with Blockchain Technology and Circular Economy

Baoying Tong – Engineers Australia
Reimaging versatile buildings - Integration of Building Services to support Smart Cities

Sara Soliman – University of Salford
Effect of Covid-19 crisis upon usage of Digital construction