elemental talks – series on district energy

We’re hosting a series of district energy webinars, in association with Buro Happold and sponsored by Danfoss.

Covering a range of topics, this webinar series welcomes the participation of over a dozen speakers with a direct interest in this highly efficient way to heat and cool buildings in a given locale from a central point.

Session 1 – supported by Buro Happold and sponsored by Danfoss – will look at the market size, latest trends and technologies, focusing on UK figures. We will then look at the pain points for district energy from the perspective of a consultant, a client and a technology provider.

Session 2 ­– chaired by Buro Happold with support from the Association for Decentralised Energy and Danfoss – will focus on the latest regulatory framework for district heating. This session will encourage discussion and debate on the future direction of the industry and how this is affected by the current regulations.

Session 3 – is delivered by the Heat Networks Investment Project – will go through a series of scenarios and examples around investment and funding in relation to district heating projects. The discussion will cover current as well as past examples and look at the future investment opportunities

Session 4 – What does the future hold for district heating in the UK? This session will look at future technologies, applications and innovations in district energy. The panel will debate the direction of the market, how innovation in technology can open up new opportunities and what barriers need removing.

Speakers confirmed include:

Justin Etherington, Buro Happold

James Dickinson, Buro Happold

Caroline Bragg, Head of Policy, Association of Decentralised Energy

Soulla Paphitis, Business Development Manager, Danfoss

Ken Hunnisett, Head of Public Sector, Triple Point Investment

Phil Proctor, Buro Happold

Paul Foulkes, President, KNX UK

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