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Delivering Sustainable, Safe and Healthy Buildings for a Net Zero Future

20-21 April 2023, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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Session 1: Invited keynote

Digitalising heat network commissioning: Using apps to deliver well-performing heat networks
Casey Cole, Guru Systems

Session 2: Opportunities and barriers for heat networks

District heat networks in London: A review of the current status, potential, barriers and opportunities
Aya Heggy, London South Bank University

Heat loss from cylindrical horizontal direct-contact thermal energy storage
Philip Eames, Loughborough University

Session 3: Modelling and assessing overheating

Heat waves and the urban infrastructure
Geoffrey Levermore, The University of Manchester

Monitoring the performance of a naturally ventilated performing arts building in London during a heatwave
Lida Sykara, University College London, The Bartlett School of Environment Energy and Resources

Session 4: Ventilation in practice

Sustainable ventilation in commercial building environments for the ‘new normal’
John Smyth, Arup

Investigating the efficiency of mechanical filtration in restoring the efficiency of a corroded closed-looped heating and cooling system
Darren Wilkinson, Vexo

Session 5: Assessing overheating

Investigating the extent to which Part O compliance for home-working spaces delivers thermal comfort levels expected of commercial office spaces
Elizabeth Ward, AECOM

Identifying the important issues in reliable overheating modelling
Ben Roberts, Loughborough University

Session 6: Assuring effective IAQ

Is airtightness always better? Study of leaky dwelling versus less permeable dwelling with DMEV
Dan Gates, Luths Services Ltd

Pathogen protection indoors via a hypochlorous acid-laden atmosphere
Stephen Vine, Gentworks Ltd

A harm budget approach to indoor air quality acceptability
Giobertti Morantes, University of Nottingham

Session 7: Sourcing heat and cold for heat networks

Application of phase change material heat exchanger for space cooling during summer
Pingyuan Lang, London South Bank University

Optimising electric peaking plant capacity with oversized thermal stores
Jake Adamson, FairHeat

Energy storage of phase change material heat exchanger for space heating
Xinyu Zhang, London South Bank University

Session 8:  Modelling and testing for optimum built environments

Using CO2 concentration level and motion IoT sensors to generate internal gains profiles and use them in buildings energy modelling to create physics-based digital twins
Khalid Hassan, Integrated Environmental Solution

Evaluation of energy performance of the most prevalent housing archetypes in Jordan
Reham Alasmar, University College London

A comparison of forecast energy reduction through control optimisation in an existing building with actual data from the optimised building
Annie Marston, REsustain

A method for quantifying the variability of the heat transfer coefficient due to inter-dwelling heat transfer using a matched pair of test houses
Max Eastwood, Loughborough University

Session 9:  Assessment of novel heat networks

Simulation of a district heating system with heat supplied by only renewable heat sources and thermal energy stores: A comprehensive study of different configurations of a 4th generation district heating system
Miguel Castillo, Loughborough University

Sustainable energy from human sewage network: Modelling of methane formation in a gravity sewer system
Maryam Ghaffari

Integration of mine water into smart cooling and heating network systems, a case study Eshagh Goudarzi, London South Bank University

Case study of the smart square area of the University of Warwick
Ángeles Rivero Pacho, University of Warwick

Session 10: Targeting and interpreting carbon emissions (and residential tower evacuation)

Implementation of international initiatives to reduce whole-life carbon emissions in buildings
Melanie Jans-Singh, BEIS

Firefighting and evacuation lift design for affordable residential towers
Hongliang Liang, Aliang Lift Design Studio Ltd

Invited keynote: Inclusive design, future-proofing and sustainability
Rachel Smalley, Jacobs

Session 11: Opportunities and standards for heat networks

Heat network optimisation opportunities: Key outcomes from an assessment of existing heat networks
Nikzad Falahati, FairHeat

Invited keynote - Energy superhubs: The use of supermarkets as local energy centres Graeme Maidment, Low Carbon Building Solutions

Developing technical standards for heat networks in the UK
Freddie Valletta, FairHeat

Session 12: Assessing state of the art low energy systems

How new dynamic simulation modelling guide is a major step change towards achieving a net-zero built environment
David McEwan and Colin Rees, IES

Hourly load modelling for heat pump and thermal store sizing in a hybrid energy centre
Ellie Hiscock, FairHeat

High temperature heat pumps: Current research and state-of-the-art review
Neil Hewitt, Ulster University

Session 13: Residents’ reflections on low carbon homes

Invited keynote: Building for 2050 – a unique insight into consumer views
Ian Yenney, AECOM

Session 14: Evaluating domestic retrofit opportunities and consequences

Residential retrofit opportunities in conservation areas. A central London case study
Kristina Roszynski, London South Bank University

A review of evidence gaps on the delivered performance of energy efficient retrofits throughout their lifetime
André Neto-Bradley, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Retrofitting approach for a dwelling in London considering unintentional health consequences and energy efficiency measures
Rodrigo Martinez Perez, University College London

Session 15: Greening and decarbonising building systems

Methodology to develop heat decarbonisation pathway plan for existing buildings
Narguess Khatami, Mott Macdonald

Invited keynote: Decarbonization of industrial logistics centers
Ben Skelton, Cyclone Energy Group

Future “greening” potential in standby power
Geoff Halliday, WB Power Services (WBPS)

Session 16: Design lessons for sustainable built environments

The influence of culture in sustainable building design: Lessons for policy makers, planners and building managers
Ashley Bateson, Hoare Lea

Synergies and tensions between inclusive design principles and sustainable development in the built environment design process
Hattie Thompson, Hoare Lea

Session 17: Design towards low energy and net zero

Taking a hybrid approach: A study highlighting the need to leverage data in the drive to deliver energy efficient heating systems
Silviu Catana, Elco Heating Solutions Ltd

Taikoo green ribbon: Advancing net zero
Melody Wong, Arup

Session 18: Digital design and control for buildings

Using low and zero carbon visualisation as a tool to inform developer input to planning energy strategies
Terry Keech, calfordseaden

Data-driven smart buildings: Narratives of drivers and barriers from real-world implementations
Virginia Gori, University College, London

Evaluating the effectiveness of smart home energy management systems in the
real world
Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University

Session 19: Moving legacy homes towards 21st century Standards

Victorian towards Net Zero
Robert Prewett, Prewett Bizley Architects

Home energy retrofit: LETI researches a new paradigm
Chris Twinn, Twinn Sustainability Innovation

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