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ASHRAE UK Building Services Exhibition and Technology Awards 2024

May 10

ASHRAE UK Building Services Exhibition and Technology Awards is a unique event which brings together professionals such as consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, architects and future graduates in a single place and helps them to get benefited from one another. ASHRAE UK Chapter is excited to bring to you the 3rd ASHRAE UK Building Services Exhibition and Technology Awards.


Speaker Intro

Presidential Address: Ginger Scoggins


Ginger Scoggins, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2023-24 term. Scoggins previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director and regional chair.

For her time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, she is the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award. She chaired the ASHRAE Building Headquarters Ad Hoc committee, leading the Society’s $20 million fully net-zero-energy building renovation project.

Presentation 2: Dan McNaughton


Dan has worked in the heritage sector for many years and he has extensive experience in the design of heating systems. This includes the design of all types of heat pump systems, biomass and conventional heating systems. He has a passion for engineering and historic buildings and enjoys working with all disciplines to achieve bespoke engineering solutions which are sympathetic to the historic character of older buildings.

Dan’s presentation will share the findings from 4 heat pump research investigations that Historic England have carried out. This includes many case studies for air, ground and water source heat pumps in historic buildings. The rationale for these investigations will be explained including some of the misconceptions that we have encountered relating to heat pumps.

Presentation 3: Dani Strickland


I have worked for over twenty years in the electrical power industry in both an industrial and academic environment. This includes working for 10 years in industry as an Engineer at E.On and Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems. I have been employed at Loughborough University since 2017 and I’m currently Prof. in Electrical Power Engineering.

My work has included all aspects of engineering from modelling to design to hardware specification to prototyping to commissioning to fault finding on systems from LV up to 1500V DC and includes control and instrumentation, electronics, instrumentation and power systems.  My current research is on second life batteries, battery-electrolysers and battery driven micro tractors.

The presentation will be titled: Battery-Electrolysers – applications and development pathways.

The presentation will look at what a battery-electrolyser is and follow the development activity from early TRL stages through to current cell system design and testing on the Locel-H2 project.


Presentation 4: Thomas Tian 


Thomas Tian is an expert in building and energy technology with a degree from the University of Berlin in 2005. Shortly after graduating, he further specialized in building simulation, focusing on flow simulation, and founded his own company in this field. He is the developer of the BIM HVACTool software, considered revolutionary in the building technology and simulation industry. Through his innovative work, Thomas has made a significant contribution to the industry and established himself as a leading force in the development of solutions for building simulation.


Presentation title: Optimising Indoor Climate for Exhibit Preservation: A Case Study on the Application of BIM HVACTool in the Ventilation Design of Exhibition Spaces

This abstract presents the application of flow simulation using BIM HVACTool software to evaluate the effectiveness of the ventilation system design concept in exhibition spaces. The primary objective of this simulation is to assess the system’s suitability for providing adequate mixed ventilation that meets planned requirements. Special focus is given to the uniform distribution of temperature and humidity, considering specified loads, which is essential for the preservation of exhibits under specific climatic conditions. The results of this study aim to determine the extent to which the ventilation system concept is capable of maintaining the required homogenous climatic conditions in the exhibition spaces, thereby making a significant contribution to the conservation of valuable exhibits.

Presentation 5: Philip Eames


Philip Eames is currently Professor of Renewable Energy, Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology and Energy Challenge lead at Loughborough University. His research focuses on various aspects of renewable energy systems, energy in buildings and thermal energy storage. Topics currently being researched include vacuum glazing design and development, building retrofit for improved energy efficiency, 4th and 5th generation district heat networks, solar thermal systems, and thermal energy storage for i) domestic applications, ii) industrial heat, and iii) long-term large-scale thermal storage for heat and electrical power applications.

Presentation title: Thermal Energy Storage: – a key technology for achieving net zero

 The transition to a predominantly intermittent, intrinsically variable, renewable energy supply system inherent in the transition to net-zero, combined with time varying energy demand profiles will make effective low-cost energy storage increasingly important. To date the focus has been on electrical energy storage using predominantly electro chemical batteries.   Primary energy use for heating and cooling applications is significant, in the UK for example being over 40% of total primary energy consumption. Heating and cooling demands for space and water heating and many industrial processes and applications vary significantly with time. The use of low cost, efficient thermal energy storage can be used to address the mismatch between demand and renewable based heat/coolth generation, to help meet peak heat/coolth demands, to improve the efficiency of batch processes, and, in Carnot batteries using stored high temperature heat to generate electricity. A review of key characteristics of different thermal storage approaches including, storage duration, energy density and charge/discharge characteristics with illustrative applications is presented.



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