SPACES newsletter – December 2023

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday 16 Jan 13:00 – Dr Samantha Mudie, Head of Enegery University of Reading

Dr Sam Mudie is Head of Energy at the University of Reading as well as an energy reduction consultant specialising in the hospitality sector. Her doctoral thesis, “Energy Reduction in Commercial Catering”, has resulted in 8 award-winning peer-reviewed academic journal papers. This research measured the energy consumption attributed to appliances, menus and staff behaviours within the food service industry for the first time. Her subsequent projects have resulted in a range of successful energy reduction initiatives over the last decade, achieving millions of pounds worth of savings. She is currently working on multi-million pound heat pumps, a behaviour change campaign and several equipment replacement projects at the university and in the private sector.

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Tuesday 13 Feb 13:00 – Daniel Reynolds, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Starting the 2023 Study Day programme of webinars, Daniel Reynolds from London Borough of Waltham Forest will be discussing Fellowship Square, winner of the Heritage Category and overall winner of Civic Building of the Year 2022.  The panel felt the end result is a building truly worthy of its status within the community and an establishment that actively demonstrates the collaborative nature of its creation.

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Keep an eye on our calendar, website and LinkedIn for future events

In the News

CIBSE has updated its Climate Action Plan, mapping current and planned activities in the area where it considers it has a duty and the ability to act. – CIBSE

The world is facing ‘hellish’ 3C of heating, UN warns – The Guardian

Speeding up connections to the electricity network across Great Britain: The action plan from the Department for Energy, Security & Net Zero.

For anyone working on projects supporting the elderly, this excellent 3 minute video  shows what a difference the John Morden Daycare Centre, this years RIBA Stirling Prize winner by Mæ, has made to their lives.

General Updates

Save the Date

2024 Study Day – 11th July – University of Reading

An unmissable networking opportunity.


We are delighted to inform you that SPACES will be holding its National Study Day this year at the University of Reading on Thursday 11 July. This year’s event will focus on retrofit, a huge and challenging area to achieve Net Zero Carbon targets.

There will also be a networking/BBQ the evening before on campus. 

Our speakers will include Crawford Wright, Head of Design for the Department of Education and Marc Routledge, the Government Property Agency.

Please support your society by attending this event as it funds most of our work during the year (and the study day will cost less than £100 for anyone employed in the public sector). 


If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email Greg Keeling


Upcoming Changes

SPACES has been working with Alpyne Enterprises behind the scenes to improve the how we display information and communicate with our members. More to be announced soon.