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Technical Leaders

Leader and influencers of the building services and energy industry talks about the visions of our energy future.

  • Sheila Hayter, ASHRAE President, US
  • Mick Schwedler, ASHRAE Vice President, US
  • Costas Balaras, Region XIV Chair, GR
  • Hywel Davies, CIBSE Tech Director, UK
  • and More

Our Industry

Practitioners and manufacturers from the industry present the latest technological advances in the field.

  • Simon Pallant, Georg Fischer, UK
  • Peter Tso, BSRIA, UK
  • Stu Redshaw, Ekkosense, UK
  • Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric, UK
  • and More

Research Advances

Industrial and academic researchers debate the direction of research and development for the future.

  • Mattia De Rosa, University College Dublin, IR
  • Marija S. Todorović, Acad Eng Sc of Serbia, RS
  • Liviu Drughean, UTCB, RO
  • Adélio Gaspar, University of Coimbra, PT
  • and More

About the Technical Conference

We are organizing a technical conference and exhibition entitled "Building Our New Energy Future" to celebrate the progress and achievements made in the HVAC&R and the building services industry. Visionary, technical and research talks, and the demonstrations of products and services, will give visitors a snapshot of the advances in R&D in the European Region.

This event is free for all to attend. However, you are welcome to contribute to the catering costs and join us at the evening party on Friday. To book your place, please click on the button below.


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The outline of the Conference Programme is shown below. More details can be found in the draft document.


Thursday, 6 September

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Welcome & Registration

    Registration desks will be open on 6th and 7th of September

  • 9:00am - 10:00am Keynote Speech, ASHRAE President

    Welcome speeches from President of ASHRAE, Past President, Chair of Region XIV and host UK Midlands Chapter President

  • 10:00am - 1pm Technical Session 1 & 2

    10.00am to 10.30am Human error in the management of building projects - Stelios Kiosses

    10.30am to 11.00am Developments around carbon regulations for buildings - Hywel Davies

    11.00am to 11.30am Coffee break

    11.30am to 12.00pm SIM4BLOCKS Innovative demand response for residential and commercial applications - Dr Mattia De Rosa

    12.00pm to 12.30pm The EPDM and Smart Rediness indicator - Prof. Serafin Grana

    12.30pm to 1.00pm TBC

  • 2pm - 3:00pm Research Papers 1

    2.00 to 2.15pm Multi-objective optimisation of Passivhaus dwellings Joe Forbes

    2.15 to 2.30pm Using water bath modelling to validate CFD Tom Corbett

    2.30 to 2.45pm Modelling ventilation effectiveness and IAQ Ben Simpson

    2.45 to 3.00pm Modelling contracted flexibility in electrically heated residences Rami Ei-Geneidy

  • 2pm - 3:00pm Industrial Papers

    3.00 to 2.15pm How plastic pipework can be used to reduce energy and carbon footprint Simon Pallant, GF

    3.15 to 3.30pm Data centre cooling Stu Redshaw, Ekkosense

    3.30 to 3.45pm The future of Energy a market intelligence perspective Peter Tso, BSRIA

    3.45 to 4.00pm Comfort and IAQ in the built environment Daniel Coakley, Mitsubishi Electric

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm Research Papers 2

    4.30 to 4.45pm Energy Performance and sizing of HVAC network Haoyang Chen

    4.45 to 5.00pm Energy Performance of a naturally ventilated classroom Melvin Mathew

    5.00 to 5.15pm Thermal comfort in a mixed mode ventilated building Dulhas Maliyekkal-Kanhirothkandi

    5.15 to 5.30pm Early design using BIM Sid Ouldja

  • 7:00 pm - 22:00 pm Students Night

    Activities organised by the ASHRAE Loughborough Student Branch

Friday, 7 September

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome & Registration

    Registration desks will be open on 6th and 7th of September

  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Technical Sessions

    Technical talks given by leaders of the industry

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Technical Sessions

    Technical talks given by leaders of the industry followed by buffet lunch at 1pm

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Industrial Presentations

    Industrial presentations followed by coffee break at 4 pm

  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Industrial Presentations

    Industrial presentations. Departure for the Welcome Party at 7pm

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Welcome Party at Beaumanor Hall

    CRC Welcome Party and buffet dinner at Beaumanor Hall





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