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Region XIV Technical Conference and CRC has four days of presentations, business, training, and networking

This is the first time in a generation that a prestigious ASHRAE Chapters Conference has been held in the UK. It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for members of Region XIV from all across Europe to come together to discuss our mutual future.


Technical Conference and Exhibition (Free and open to all)


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








Main CRC Business Days (ASHRAE members to register, spectators welcome)


Friday, 7 September

  • 8:00am - 1:00pm Welcome & Registration

    Registration for Region XIV CRC delegates

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Nominating Committee (Room 8)

    Open to ASHRAE Chapters representatives only.

  • 3.30pm - 5.30pm Regional Planning Meeting (Room 9)

    Open to Regional XIV Leadership representatives only

  • 5.30pm - 6:30pm Orientation (Room 1)

    Open to all delegates. Welcome by hosts and overview of 3-day CRC events.

  • 7.30pm - 10:00pm Welcome Party at Beaumanor Hall

    Open to all delegates. Transportation leaves Burleigh Court Hotel at 7pm sharp

Saturday, 8 September

  • 8:00am - 10:30am Training Workshops

    Membership Promotion (Room 8) ; Research Promotion (Room 9) ; Student Activities (Room 1) ; Chapter Technology Transfer (Room 5) ; Grassroots Government Advocacy (Room 6) ; Young Engineers in ASHRAE (Room 4)

  • 10:30am - 11:00am Coffee Break (Exhibition Area)

    Tea and Coffee served.

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Presidential Awards Lunch (Exhibition)

    After dinner speech and awards presented by ASHRAE President.

  • 11.00am -1:00pm and 3:00pm- 6:00pm Main Business Meetings

    Attendance by Regional and Chapters leadership. Delegates welcome to observe.

  • 7.00pm -9:00pm Conference Dinner

    Venue; Burleigh Court Hotel Restaurant

Sunday, 9 September

  • 8:00am - 10:00am Training Workshops (Room 8 and 9)

    Chapter Operations and Chapter Officer Training

  • 10:30am - 1:00pm Region XIV Business Meeting (Room 8 and 9)

    Attendance by Region and Chapter Leadership ; Members may observe

  • 1pm - 2pm Light/Packed Lunch

    Light and packed lunches will be available for all delegates.

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Departure

    Transport available from Burleigh Court Hotel to airports and rail station.

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