Full programme: elemental talks series in association with BEAMA
We’re delighted to reveal details of the series of elemental talks in association with BEAMA that will run in December – about future-proofing our buildings.
The elemental community for advancing innovations in heat, water, air and energy has partnered with BEAMA – the UK trade association for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure technologies and systems – to present three days of must-watch talks focusing on how we can plan and adapt our buildings to achieve our net zero ambitions by 2050.
Day one (Tuesday, 1 December) will focus on future home technologies. While this might conjure up a picture of sensor-driven technologies that control devices and monitor energy use, even with mass uptake they will only make a small contribution to achieving the target of net zero carbon by 2050. Much more fundamental changes will be need to our housing stock, involving complete decarbonisation – removing our reliance on natural gas-fired boilers in favour of heat pumps, electric heating, district heat networks, and gas grid alternatives such as biogas and hydrogen.
Day two (Wednesday 2 December) will concentrate on skills for decarbonising heat. This session will reinforce the importance of acquiring knowledge and developing the relevant skills to ensure that products are installed to a standard that guarantees the comfortable, consistent temperatures that the householder expects, now and in the future.
The decarbonisation of heat will likely be achieved with a variety of solutions, from heat pumps to district heat networks and biogas or hydrogen boilers. However, the specification and installation process for these new heating technologies should be similar to that for the traditional heat generators that they are replacing, considering heat loss calculations, system design, selection of appropriate heat emitters etc. It’s vital, therefore, that the industry has the skills needed to understand and ensure the efficient operation of these technologies.
Day three (Thursday 3 December) will consider healthy buildings. Good ventilation and air quality, a comfortable temperature are all components of a ‘healthy’ building. BEAMA is an advocate of greater awareness of the impact of poor indoor air quality in UK homes, and actively campaigns to improve ventilation across the country, working with consumers, policymakers and industry. ABB will be joining the programme.
“BEAMA is delighted to be partnering with elemental to deliver this fascinating series of elemental talks in December,” said BEAMA Marketing Manager Charlie May. “If we’re serious about achieving net zero carbon by 2050, we need to start having a lot more of these conversations.”
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