Build2Perform, Olympia

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Evolving from CIBSE's Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, Build2Perform offers more interactive features and multiple seminar streams at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.

The CIBSE conference covered Lighting, Natural Ventilation, Urban Air Quality - and other topics - as well as the stream on District Heating and Cooling.

Better District Heating and Cooling

Heat Pump District Networks allow improved affordability and reduced carbon emissions for heating and cooling.

Chair - Phil Jones, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group

Huw Blackwell, Vice Chair, CIBSE CHP and DH group

Paul Woods, Concessions Director, Engie UK

Mike Smith, Director, Engineering, BSRIA

Gareth Jones

Balanced Energy Network Piping

Ambient Ground Temperature Heat Networks

This seminar gave a strong grounding in the potential for large ambient temperature networks to deliver low carbon and affordable heating and cooling at a district scale - with flexible scaling options when built.

Chair - Phil Jones, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group


The wider context of government policy approach on heat networks, legal issues
Professor Andy Ford, London South Bank University


A technical overview from the ground up: limitations of CHP networks
Chris Davidson, Director, Genius EnergyLab


Experience of installing a Balanced Energy Network at London South Bank University
Edward Thompson, Director, ICAX Ltd


Integration of renewable technologies and carbon implications in the Energy Puzzle
Neil Lawson, Technical & Operations Director, GI Energy

How decarbonisation of the grid impacts heat network options

The merits of different technologies and how best to achieve carbon savings.
How are carbon targets changing?
The future of district heating?
What are the limitations of CHP for district heating?
Choosing the right heat network for sustainable buildings.

Chair - Neil Kermode, Managing Director, European Marine Tidal Energy Centre

Clara Bagenal George, Environmental Design Engineer, Elementa Consulting

Professor David Elmes, Professor of Economic Modelling & Forecasting, Warwick Business School

Aaron Gillich, Senior Lecturer in Energy and Building Systems Engineering, London South Bank University


See Ground Source Heating       See Ground Source Cooling      See Ground Source Energy

See also: How ground source heat pumps work