14 October 2021 | Virtual event


HVN Safety Summit Part 1

HVN Summit Part 2


10:00 – 10:10

WELCOME: Setting the Scene
Andrew Gaved, Editor, H&V News

10:10 – 10:40

KEYNOTE and Q&A: Driving the Low-Carbon Landscape

Our keynote speaker considers what the landscape will look like for the industry in the short and medium-term and considers how policy and public will influence the take-up of low-carbon technology.

10:40 – 11:25

PANEL: Heat Networks – the powerhouse of the low carbon future?

The government has made it clear that heat networks are to be a key element of the low-carbon heating infrastructure. But what does it require in practice to make them work - and how can the industry capitalise on the opportunity?

11:25 – 11:45

Coffee | Screen break | Email check

11:45 – 12:15

CASE STUDY and Q&A: Domestic refurbishment or newbuild with heat pump technology

We look at a challenging or inspiring project based on heat pump technology, focusing on energy savings and owner engagement.

12:15 – 12:55

PANEL DEBATE: Heat pumps versus Hydrogen boilers – accelerating realistic change

No solution to a low-carbon future is without its challenges, whether hybrid, solar, and gas-fired heat pumps, or hydrogen boilers. Our experts will delve into the practical applications of these approaches and define how to best drive efficiencies.

12:55 – 13:15

TECH SPOTLIGHT: The Third Way? Microwave heating

Microwave heating has emerged as a surprise contender for domestic applications. Is it really a viable third way?

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch | Screen break | Email check

14:00 – 14:30

PRESENTATION AND Q&A: The role of utilities in supporting a low-carbon ecosystem

How will key stakeholders in the energy sector collaborate to tackle fuel poverty and deliver the vision of a low-carbon future?

14:30 – 14:50

TECH SPOTLIGHT: The latest in hydrogen developments

We look at the latest developments in gas networks and in appliance technology, including demonstration projects in real-world settings.

14:50 – 15:00

Coffee | Screen break | Email check

15:00 – 15:30

A VIEW FROM…The housebuilder

Housebuilders have been vocal about supporting moves to more environmentally sustainable systems, but the cost and effectiveness is still up for debate. Hear the latest from a housebuilder at the coal face of sustainability, outlining its commitments to a zero-carbon future.

15:30 – 15:50

KEYNOTE: A call to arms to the industry

Leading speaker on how the industry should rally to the low-carbon cause

15:50 – 16:00

Andrew Gaved, Editor, H&V News

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