An in-person series of events tackling topical retrofit themes is welcoming heat network experts, including REHAU, to its line-up. Retrofit Meets, produced as part of Retrofit 23, will welcome heating experts to The Building Centre in London on 11 October 2023 to discuss the future of the industry.
For the UK to reach net zero by 2050, emissions from how buildings are heated will need to drastic reduction. Due to the vast amount of fossil fuel boilers in commercial buildings and homes, retrofitting aims to provide an economically viable solution to achieving green upgrades within the nation’s large amount of legacy building stock.
On this specific evening, attendees will be given the opportunity to better understand district heat networks and heat pumps with talks from key industry figures. The presentations will cover top considerations for the incorporation of low-carbon technologies and provide case studies of successful retrofit projects.
An impressive panel of guest speakers made up of Bean Beanland, Director for Growth and External Affairs for the Heat Pump Federation (pictured above), Simon Eddleston, Director of Construction and Energy at Switch2, and Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical at REHAU Building Solutions (pictured directly below) will lead discussions.
Steve will share REHAU’s expertise on district heating and detail the many benefits of heat networks. The various heat sources and possible pipe material options will also be discussed before moving onto the differences between new builds and retrofitting. Closing REHAU’s section, Steve will discuss the policy landscape for district heating, including the phasing out of fossil fuel boilers.
Alongside technical expertise from REHAU, the wider industry challenges, including those facing heat pumps, will be discussed. Bean Beanland will introduce common misconceptions about heat pumps before moving onto current government grants and technical developments in the systems. A key point of conversation will be the largely misunderstood suitability of heat pumps in older legacy building stock and homes.
Simon Eddleston (pictured below) will then take attendees through several successful retrofit case studies using district heating systems before detailing the practicalities of the systems for social landlords and homeowners, including different ways heat is billed to residents and also cover benefits to tenant safety.
The event promises to be an insightful and valuable coming together of key industry figures and companies, such as REHAU, with practical and forward-thinking solutions solving the retrofit heating dilemma.
To register for the event, click here.
Ross on Wye,
Email address: [email protected]
Tel: 01989 72600
ROCKWOOL® has launched a whitepaper – Flat roofs: The functional fifth façade – to support fire safety of multifunctional roofs.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Facades, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Publications, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls
The latest total volume sales figures from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants from BMBI show that Q3 2023 volumes fell -10.5% in comparison to the same period in 2022.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Ceilings, Doors, Drainage, Floors, Hand Tools, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Kitchens, news, Paints, Pipes & Fittings, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Plumbing, Power Tools, Publications, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation, Steel and Structural Frames, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls, Waste Management & Recycling
Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has released its list of free, RIBA-approved CPD webinars for 2024.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars, Training
Abloy UK has announced its new schedule of training dates via its Academy and Digital Access Solutions Academy, with courses on a wide range of topics, from emergency and panic escape compliance to the latest innovations in digital access technology.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Seminars, Training