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Programme for Autumn 2018 - Summer 2019

Thursday October 11th 2018, 5.30pm refreshments for 6.00pm start, IMechE HQ, Birdcage Walk, London
CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Judging
Co-sponsored by the IMechE CBSD, Rumford Club and ASHRAE

This is the twenty third year of this well established and prestigious award that rewards the best graduate from a programme related to CIBSE/ASHRAE activities with a trip to the 2019 winter ASHRAE meeting in Atlanta, USA.

Click here to book your free place for places for the event and the free reception in the historic IMechE library

Last year's winner was Raphael Amajuoyi of Hurley Palmer Flatt and Loughborough University. As his prize Raphael travelled to the ASHRAE Winter meeting in January 2018 in Chicago

Finalists for the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018 award are:

  • Waqar Ahmed, Hurley Palmer Flatt and University of Surrey
  • Rachel Bell, Atkins and Manchester University
  • Reanna Evans, NG Bailey and Leeds Beckett University
  • Carl Fisher, Royal School of Military Engineering
  • Josh Hunt, AECOM and University of the West of England
  • Hannah Muller-Jones, Buro Happold and University of Nottingham
  • Gemma Taylor, Atkins and University of the West of England
  • Ryan Wesley, Tata Steel Europe and Loughborough University

Times are all subject to change ....all at IMechE, Birdcage Walk, London .....

5.30pm Refreshments
6.00pm Graduate finalists make presentations
Approx 7pm Presentation by IMechE Construction and Building Services Division award winner
Approx 7.15pm ASHRAE Presidential Debate followed by Q&A
7.45pm Awards presentations including Student Winner and Rumford Bursaries to runners up, CIBSE Patrons award and CBSD Annual Prize.
8.00pm Free reception for all booked attendees

Past Winners
1996: Kevin Mitchell - South Bank University and Hoare Lea
1997: Matthew Pilgrim - Arup
1998: Sophia Kauntz - Arup
1999: Ruth Kelly - Dublin Institute of Technology and AMEC
2000: Lucy Wilde - University of Nottingham and Capita Projects
2001: Ciara Ahern - Dublin Institute of Technology
2002: Richard Kemp - University of Nottingham and Hoare Lea
2003: Dominic Shortland - London South Bank University
2004: Kai Lim - Imperial College and Faber Maunsell
2005: Nigel Banks - Sheffield and Faber Maunsell
2006: Michael Norton - London South Bank University
2007: Richard Unwin - London South Bank University and Overbury
2008: Morwenna Wilson - Arup
2009: Emma Marshall, Northumbria University and RPS Gregory
2010: Michael Gardner, Coventry University and Pick Everard
2011: Angela Malynn, London South Bank University and Arup
2012: Lee Tabis, Leeds College and NG Bailey
2013: William Holley, University of Nottingham and ARUP
2014: Emilia Targonska, Loughbrough University and Hoare Lea
2015: Ryan Rodrigues, London South Bank University and Hurley Palmer Flatt
2016: Antoni Sapina Grau, Brunel University and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
2017: Raphael Amajuoyi of Hurley Palmer Flatt and Loughborough University

The finalists, will give a short presentation to the assembled audience and to the judging panel that includes the Graduate of the Year 2017 – Raphael Amajuoyi, CIBSE President – Stephen Lisk, ASHRAE President – Sheila Hayter, IMechE President – Tony Roche and Rumford Club chairman – Geoff Prudence with chairman of judges – Tim Dwyer.

Location: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London (Click here for a map)

Co-sponsored by the IMechE CBSD, Rumford Club and ASHRAE

Supported by Andrews Water Heaters, Kingspan, Swegon and CIBSE Patrons

Thursday October 11th 2018, Following on from presentations (planned to be circa 7pm) IMechE HQ, London
Presentation by award winning engineer
Co-sponsored by the IMechE CBSD, Rumford Club and ASHRAE
Thursday October 11th 2018, following on from previous presentation (planned to be 7.15pm) IMechE HQ, London
ASHRAE Presidential Debate, Sheila Hayter
Co-sponsored by the IMechE CBSD, Rumford Club and ASHRAE

Sheila HayterThe panel will be ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter, CIBSE President Stephen Lisk and the IMechE President Tony Roche as well as the 2017 graduate of the year Raphael Amajuoyi.

The debate will consider the topic that will have been presented by the finalist graduates ....‘Recent events have raised questions about how the industry manages and monitors professional competence and upholds technical standards. What does this mean to you as an engineer and where does the engineer’s responsibility begin and end?’

Location: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London (Click here for a map)

Wednesday November 14th 2018, 1pm GMT
Enhancing building energy and environmental assessment certification - free online webinar
Emeka Efe Osaji, Fellow, Leeds Sustainability Institute

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This webinar will outline the facets of global building energy and environmental assessment certification tools that can be usefully applied in the design, construction and operation of buildings. Emeka will highlight some of the key challenges for compliance in the operational phase. He will explore how analysis of post-occupancy energy certification and the compliance with statutory reporting requirements in England can be applied to highlight process-flaws. Such process-flaws point to incompatibilities with the underlying principles of these local and international tools. This constructive assessment aims to improve future developments in tools and methods. This webinar is reporting work that forms part of a doctoral research project, which is investigating Display Energy Certification and Advisory Reporting Compliance.

Emeka Efe Osaji

Emeka Efe Osaji is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist; Fellow of Forum for the Built Environment, Royal Society of Arts, and Leeds Sustainability Institute; Energy Globe Ambassador to UK; Academician of Academy of Urbanism; and Teaching Excellence Programme Recipient.

Emeka has several years teaching experience, including tutoring and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students.

His research interests relate to Building Performance Evaluation, Sustainability, Sustainable Building Design, and Display Energy Certification and Advisory Reporting Compliance.

Tuesday December 4th 2018, 7pm GMT (refreshments at 6.30pm) - Live presentation PLUS webinar
Microgrids- A new market opportunity?
Duncan Child
Joint event with the Energy Institute and supported by DMU

Duncan ChildToday's market forces are leading to a departure from a highly centralised power system and a return to smaller scale, localised systems that optimise power demand, consumption, and management. Microgrids are emerging as one of these decentralising systems that organisations are considering to meet core strategic objectives such as meeting carbon targets, cost savings, greater penetration of renewable energy and resilience of supply. A microgrid will optimise the energy distribution across a local network and balance the energy flows from the distributed energy resources so that they meet these strategic objectives. The distributed energy resources will likely consist of both generating assets and controllable electrical loads.

Dr Duncan Child, Head of Program Management, Schneider Electric will provide an overview of microgrids, the drivers for this change, where the potential applications for microgrids are and discuss how digitisation of the energy sector is opening up the potential applications for microgrids.

Location: Hugh Aston Building, room 2.08 for refreshments and 2.86 for the talk, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

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Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 4pm GMT online

The AGM is open to all group members. An agenda is available as a PDF file here.

Any Group members can attend (online or by phone) - see the agenda for details. Please refer to the last AGM minutes to see how you could get involved.

The opportunity to nominate officers closed on January 24th 2019

Thursday March 28th 2019
1.30pm - 2.30pm GMT webinar
Delivering zero net energy buildings .....for zero cost increase?
Ed Garrod and Nathan Millar
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Zero net energy buildings are a tiny part of the market but their growth trend is steep and practitioners and policies are accelerating their adoption nationally. Join this webinar to learn the latest about trends in size, types, and locations of ZNE buildings. This session will cover the project trends as well as have leading designer(s) share how to get to zero for zero cost increase.

Ed GarrodEd Garrod: A sustainability strategist and environmental designer of award winning green projects in over twenty countries. He holds degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and Europe’s first Fitwel Ambassador.

Nathan MillarNathan Millar: Nathan provides specialist environmental design and sustainability consultancy for projects around the globe. His vast and broad experience within environmental design process makes him a key sustainability champion in projects. He has experience of a variety of formalised sustainability frameworks including LEED, BREEAM, Estidama, GSAS/QSAS, One Planet Living, Living Building Challenge.

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Thursday April 4th 2019
3.15pm - 4.00pm Networking, 4.00pm - 5.00pm Presentation followed by Q&A
Why don't more people install heat pumps?
Andrew Gigiel and Chris Jessop
Joint event with the Institute of Refrigeration

Little has yet been achieved to reduce UK CO2 emissions associated with space heating but it accounts for 18% of emissions. Part of the solution is to use electrically driven heat pumps, and various UK carbon reduction plans have set ambitious targets for heat pumps to replace central heating boilers in both new-build and retrofit situations. However even in off-gas-grid areas, where heat pumps compete better with oil fuel or direct electric heating, take-up is still very low. In answer to the question, Why?, the authors propose that in numerous ways the heat pump, as currently being offered to UK householders, is an unattractive proposition. In their paper they will outline an entirely different approach to both marketing and system installation which should appeal to householders, landlords, designer and builders.

Location: The Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0EH, UK - Click to book for the webinar or to attend the venue

Thursday 16 May 2019
5.30pm - 7.00pm Presentation followed by Q&A
Effective Maintenance, Opportunities and Meeting the Resourcing Skills Gap
Bryan McLaggan and David Stevens
Joint event with the CIBSE FM Group

Welcome and Introduction - Geoff Prudence, Chairman CIBSE Facilities Management Group

Bryan Mclaggan - MD Combined Technical Services

Bryan McLaggan will discuss the engineering skills shortage and explain how the industry can work to tackle it – followed by Q&A

David Stevens - CIBSE FM Vice Chair

Practical Aspects of Soft Landings-Closing the Design/Ops Gap

David will provide an overview to the latest BSRIA improvements to the Soft Landings model and how it is being used to deliver construction projects into effective operations.

The evening will continue with Q&A discussion followed by refreshments and networking.

The event is kindly hosted at UBM Building, Blackfriars, in association with Combined Technical Solutions, who have also sponsored refreshments for the evening

Location: UBM plc, 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8BF - Click to book to attend the venue


Requirements to join in a 'webinar'

A webinar is simply a broadcast of slides and live commentary to your internet connected computer. You do not need to be a computer whizz to join in a webinar - its almost as simple as watching TV.

The computer requirements are reasonably standard and will even work with a smart phone or tablet computer. You do need to be able to listen to audio (through headphones or loudspeaker). You do NOT need a microphone or camera for our webinars - you can type in questions to the speaker as we go along.

We normally use a service called GotoWebinar - this requires a small free piece of software (downloaded automatically to your PC or download an app on your phone/tablet), and from our experiences should work with little or no technical intervention. Company firewalls sometime cause a problem so please TRY IT IN ADVANCE.

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