Upcoming SPACES events – June 2022

Integration of heat pumps in existing buildings

Friday 10th June 2022 @12:00pm

Hosted by Steve Rufus, Vice-President and Head of Profession, Engineering, SPACES, Beata Blachut and Jonathon Hunter-Hill, SAV Systems will be presenting on Integration of heat pumps in existing buildings.

The presentation aims to give attendees a basic understanding of heat pumps, discussing in detail how they operate, and what factors attendees should consider as the government pushes local authorities to replace gas boilers with heat pumps.

What issues does the CPD cover?

  • How heat pumps operate, including the components within heat pumps
  • Space requirements for heat pumps
  • How COP can be calculated, and what impacts the COP of heat pumps
  • The cost and efficiency associated with operating a heat pump at different temperatures
  • Understanding SCOP
  • Understand other factors affecting heat pumps, including
    • Operating temperatures
    • Domestic hot water
    • Constant and variable volume systems
  • How hybrid plant rooms can increase heat pump efficiency
  • The costs associated with hybrid plant rooms

It will also aim to address frequently asked questions from SPACES members, such as the high cost of operating heat pumps in comparison to traditional schemes, space considerations for operation and maintenance, reducing heat load in existing buildings, and combining heat pumps with other renewable technologies.

Beata Blachut: Head of Strategic Business Development – Technical, is an enthusiastic energy specialist with in-depth practical knowledge in the field of renewable energy, low carbon technologies, heat networks and climate change. A wide range of expertise centred upon the design and operation of heat networks (with focus on energy centres with CHPs, heat pumps and electric boilers; variable volume systems, HIUs, metering and monitoring). Active member of industry associations and advice groups with insight into energy policy. Contributor to CIBSE Heat Networks Design Guide. Frequently participating in conferences and trade fairs in Denmark, Germany, and Italy. Working within the UK Building Services sector for last 15 years.  
Jonathon Hunter Hill: Sector Manager – Education is a passionate advocate for MVHR, Jonathon is the Product Manager for AirMaster decentralized MVHR and Energi Raven, with a wider emphasis on improving energy efficiency in schools to meet our Net Zero goals. Jonathon has worked with many local authorities over the years. With an existing relationship to The City of Edinburgh Council, in April 2021, he secured Passivhaus Component Certification for one of AirMaster’s MVHR units. Following university, Jonathon joined SAV Systems and has worked there for the past 9 years.

The webinar is hosted on webinarjam and you can register to attend for free here

SPACES Study Day Net Zero Carbon – Building Resilience

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Net Zero Carbon Building Resilience 23rd June 2022

Tickets are now available!

With just over two weeks to go, don’t forget to book your tickets for the SPACES National Study Day. on Thursday 23rd June 2022 at De Montfort University.

This year’s theme is Net Zero Carbon – Building Resilience. It is the biggest challenge we’ve ever faced, and if ever there was a time to pull together, share knowledge, experiences and network it must be now. As always, we will be offering a variety of sessions looking at what others are doing on their Net Zero Carbon (NZC) journey.

Our Keynote is Lord Rupert Redesdale, Member of the House of Lords, and the Founder of the Energy Managers Association (EMA), Carbon Management Association (CMA) and Low Energy Company (LEC).

Also on the main stage Patrick Brown, Head of Sustainable Construction Delivery, Edinburgh City Council will be presenting on Edinburgh City’s continuing journey to Zero Carbon.

The afternoon will close with an interactive roundtable discussion, facilitated by Alex Gee, Norse Consulting.

As normal interspersed throughout the day we will have a wide range of presentations, workshops and case studies including:

  • Building and living in a passivhaus – John Thornberry, Pick Everard
  • Creating a low carbon skills economy – Marina Robertson, Norse Group
  • Decarbonisation, net zero and funding sources – David Gilbey or Mark Postill, Faithful+Gould
  • Decarbonising heating and use of heat pumps – Dr Andrew Wright and Prof Raffaella Villa, DMU
  • Identifying energy and carbon savings in flat roof refurbishment projects – Tom Raftery, Product manager – Solar PV / Environment Lead, Bauder Roofing
  • MMC and achieving low carbon outcomes – Raynee De Zoysa, Strategic Growth Manager, Collida
  • Radically reducing operational energy: Harris Academy Sutton – Christian Dimbleby, Associate, Architect & Chartered Engineer, Architype
  • Schools and ventilation – Hershil Patel, Head of Energy, Department for Education and Henry Burridge, Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, Imperial College.

With more to be announced.

There will be lots of opportunities to network both during the day and the evening before.  

Thank you to our sponsors are AtkinsBauder RoofingFaithful+GouldNorse Group and Willmott Dixon

The programme and times are available here

Tickets are now available on our website:

  • LA/Gov Ticket (with a .gov.uk email address) – £100+VAT  (£120)
  • Member Ticket – £125+VAT (£150)
  • Retired Member Ticket – £50+VAT (£60)
  • Non member Ticket – £250+VAT (£300)
  • DMU Staff and Students (with a @dmu.ac.uk email address – limited number available) are free

The evening before there will be informal dinner, drinks and networking at Wygstons House sponsored by Concertus Design and Property Consultants. Tickets are now available on our website.

  • LA/Gov/Retired Member Ticket – £20+VAT (£24)
  • Member Ticket – £25+VAT (£30)
  • Non-Member Ticket – £30+VAT (£36)

Find out more and book your tickets
Check out last year’s Virtual Conference