17 & 24 September 2020

DAY 1

HVAC Summit - Low Carbon Heating
17 September

10:00 Welcome Address
10:05

POWER TALK: WHAT HEATING INDUSTRY NEEDS TO DO
As the 30 year countdown to the government's legally binding net zero target grows more vital, the heating industry must change with the times and evolve onto cleaner and greener path. With new investments in the sector and drives to zero carbon heat networks are announced, what the industry needs to do becomes clearer – this session will outline what needs to be put in place to ensure a better future for the industry.

David Frise, CEO, BESA Group

10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: KEY CHALLENGES FOR HEATING
Ambitions for the entire sector to improve the efficiency and take-up of network systems are coming into light, which demand for change. As well as this, the impacts of Covid-19 are affecting the industry, which leads to wonder what is in store for heating? In this session, a panel of experts will look at the challenges faced by the heating industry – from developing city-wide heat network plans, to ensuring efficient, lower cost and digitally enabled heat services through all networks – hear what the industry must do to move forward.

Steve Sutton, Technical Manager, Heating & Hotwater Industry Council – HHIC
Phil Hurley,
Vice Chairman, The Heat Pump Association
Robert Whitney,
Senior Sales Development Specialist, Resideo

11:00

IN FOCUS: HYDROGEN & THE GAS GRID 
As the move to using hydrogen in the gas grid for residential and commercial buildings becomes more established, ensuring that it is safe and feasible is vital – especially with new investments in hydrogen plants, and the push for hydrogen-ready boilers to be made mandatory in all new gas boiler installations by 2025 is growing (shining a light on the role of hydrogen in the UK’s transition to Net Zero). Hear from the experts as they discuss what the future holds in terms of the new systems and technologies, updates and everything you need to know on the transition to a green alternative to fossil fuels.

Jeff House, Head of External Affairs, Baxi Heating UK Ltd
Heidi Genoni,
Project Management Team, Arup - Hy4Heat
Thomas Isaac,
Principal Engineer, Progressive Energy Ltd

11:40

PRESENTATION: HEAT PUMPS & THE ELECTRIC GRID

Dr. Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director, Kensa Contracting

12.00

PANEL DISCUSSION: HEAT PUMPS & THE ELECTRIC GRID 
The heat pump industry needs to spend more time collaborating to persuade governments and consumers to adopt the technology it needs to evolve. As well as this, energy storage, load shifting and smart control integration are at the forefront of heat pump innovation – so how can the industry implement all of this efficiently whilst trying to make governments and consumers see them as vital? Experts weigh in on how the adoption of heat pump technology will unfold.

Graham Wright, President, The Heat Pump Association
John Felgate,
Head of Technical, Stiebel Eltron (BEAMA)
Dave Pearson,
Director, A Star Refrigeration Ltd

12.30

TYING IT ALL TOGETHER
From what has been discussed in the previous panels, this session will sum up how the industry will move forward with the latest innovations and rise up against the challenges it faces, and how this is a collaborative opportunity for the industry to evolve as a whole.

Andrew Gaved, Editor, H&V News
David Frise,
CEO, BESA Group
Ilias Vazaios,
Partner, Ecuity Consulting
Melville Gumbs,
National President, CIPHE

12.55 Closing remarks

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