Remeha’s Product Application Manager will discuss how to maximise the efficiency of multi-component, low-carbon heating systems to avoid an energy performance gap between design intent and real world operation. This seminar will identify the key design stages to follow when installing combined heat and power units in conjunction with high-efficiency condensing boiler technology. Remeha will also provide practical examples of tailored equipment – from bespoke rig systems to packaged plant rooms – that, by accommodating individual requirements, can achieve the most commercially and environmentally sustainable heating solution for each project.
North Building Technology’s James Palmer will show how IoT and cloud based technologies are already bringing great benefits to building owners and occupiers, also highlighting some of the many issues likely to affect us all as this technology evolves.
The seminar will explain how the IoT and indeed the Cloud are not clearly definable things, but a collection of technologies which need careful specification to gain benefit from. The seminar will also demonstrate that the existing players in this field such as Google and IBM could encroach on our market in the years to come, while discussing how that could be highly disruptive.
The Building Services Forum is a great opportunity for our industry to come together and understand both the technicalities and the commercial opportunities the IoT will bring.
Carlo Gavazzi’s Mark Rimell offers a broader knowledge and understanding on how you can make energy management work for you now and into the future.
The International Energy Association (IEA) argues that there is massive potential for improved energy efficiency in buildings. It says that up to 82% of energy efficiency measures remain untapped in buildings today; up to half of this energy efficiency potential can be realised through improved control of the building and the integration of systems that work together. It’s worth remembering that energy is 40% of the life costs and 50% of the running costs of a building. Managing these costs effectively requires monitoring and control systems to work together in harmony.
Consuming less energy is about getting the technology and strategy right, when this is understood then a building’s performance can be improved and energy usage reduced. These actions will reduce your energy expenditure and carbon footprint.
Far too many buildings do not perform optimally. Installations use too much energy and there are plenty of problems regarding comfort. The most prevalent cause: too little attention to building performance during the maintenance and control phase; often the result of the complexity of the installations, a lack of resources and poor communication between the owner of the building and the service organisation.
Priva makes hardware and software and supplies services and solutions for climate control. In the built environment, our systems create a pleasant working environment in which people can deliver better performance levels in buildings that use significantly less energy, keep absenteeism low, labour productivity up and achieve a smaller carbon footprint. Priva solutions truly help you to manage your building and this CPD explains the thinking and techniques behind them.
Designing a future-proof network is often extremely difficult, but also a process that is absolutely necessary. Having an intelligent plan in place for migrating to new systems in the future is necessary to sustaining intelligent building systems over time.
When buildings and systems are constructed they have to be interoperable with the technologies and other systems present. Planning for the future is a guessing game, losing the game may result in an expensive retrofit, needed to bring your building back up to standard. Winning the game will extend the value of your building and reduce the cost of retrofits.
This seminar looks at the trends that are shaping the future of buildings, starting from Big Data to Open Protocols. With over 50 billion devices expected to be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide by 2020, connectivity is fast becoming a key focus in systems.
With a large amount of legislation surrounding utilities, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay compliant and mitigate costs. ZTP’s Alex Hill and Joe Warren will give an overview of both current and future legislation linked to electricity, gas and water consumption for all commercial bill payers. The seminar will provide a full explanation of all relevant legislative measures and examples of the costs involved to the end user. These costs are not solely based around compliance (or non-compliance) but energy costs as a whole. In addition to looking at the effect of legislation on the price of energy ZTP will also provide estimated energy costs up to 2021.
The government is committed and imposing the BIM way of working in the AEC industry. This study deals with the translation of pipework systems from BIM models and the factors which affect the performance of the pipework data to present in virtual reality.
Vijay Srikandarajah’s CPD will include innovative methods for design and insulating HVAC pipes, as well as validated methods for developing novel low-cost smart coatings to improve service life. For wider dissemination, collected data will be parameterised and shared with software designers; an element of the project will also include the development and optimisation of pipework BIM models (Building Information Modelling) and improvement in pipework application training packages using virtual reality.
BSRIA’s Michelle Agha-Hossein will present on how a building can be measured for the ‘wellness’ of the building and its impact on the ‘wellness’ of the occupants.
There are new Wellbeing measurement methodologies entering the market place and it is the buzzword in workplace management circles. BSRIA will explain what it means and offer an overview of what areas around functional, physical and psychological factors can really make the difference. There are 80 factors already identified; some are enforced by laws and are needed to satisfy basic human needs and safety, but there is a list of extra factors that are intended to improve the wellbeing of the occupants and include technologies and design that optimise occupant wellbeing and happiness.
The biggest security threat facing buildings is no longer the traditional burglar – instead, cyber attacks are now commonplace, and cost businesses billions each year.
Yet with more and more connected technology being installed in buildings – such as cameras, lights, heating systems and much more – buildings have arguably never been so vulnerable.
However, according to a recent ECA survey, four in 10 building clients say they currently take no steps to protect smart installations from cyber threats.
Given this, there is clearly much to be done by clients to secure their buildings from hackers.
This also means there are opportunities for contractors and installers to highlight their expertise in this area, and provide value to clients.
During this seminar, ECA’s Head of Technical Steve Martin will be discussing the threats faced by building owners, and how these can be a commercial opportunity for forward-looking contractors.