In response to queries from Architects and Mechanical and Engineering firms, ICAX now offers CPD seminars on IHT.
These one-hour seminars, which are usually held at lunchtime at recipients offices, are designed to help professionals keep up-to-date with the latest approach to storing solar energy from the time it is freely available (in summer) to the time when it is needed (to heat buildings in winter).
IHT answers the call for on-site renewable energy. The call is coming from clients who are looking for energy efficient buildings, and also from those responsible for achieving planning consents.
IHT is also relevant for those who want to increase the Coefficient of Performance of Ground Source Heat Pumps from the normal level of 2 to 3 up to a level of 5 or 6 which can be achieved when ThermalBanks are charged with summer heat before heat is extracted the following winter.
The practice of heat storage in ThermalBanks and thermal transfer opens up a number of possibilities for saving energy. These start with storing summer heat for winter use. They continue with storing winter cold for summer cooling. Further developments include transferring heat within a building from hot areas to cold areas simultaneously and extend into district heating when some buildings (IT data centres and supermarkets) require cooling next to other buildings (like schools and housing) which require heating.
Please contact us on 020 7253 2240 if you would like to book a CIBSE accredited seminar in your offices. These IHT seminars may also be used for CPD by RIBA members.
See also: ICAX CPD seminars