Energy performance in buildings

Brought to you by the CIBSE Young Energy Group (YEPG) 

YEPG presents two discussions on key topics in contemporary energy performance. These include looking at the relationship of end users with building controls and management; and an investigation of the impact of future technologies, infrastructure and the decarbonisation of the grid on improving building performance.

Stream time: 10.00 – 12.30, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Chaired by: Saadia Ansari, Research Engineer, University of Reading, and Jon Gregg, Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering

10:00 - 11:10

WB1 Building for people – end users and their relationship with building controls and management 

This session explores the relationship between building occupants, controls and building management. It looks to discuss the efficacy of current practice, and how we can improve future user controls experience. Automated vs manual controls: what works best for building performance? Energy conservation measures and the level of occupant control From briefing to handover – the importance of user engagement in Continue Reading »


11:25 - 12:30

WB2 Fresh thinking for the future – decarbonising the grid and delivering buildings that perform

This session investigates the role of buildings in meeting our carbon ambitions. It looks to examine the potential impact of future technologies and infrastructure on a decarbonising grid and how this could aid improvements in building performance. The role of buildings in a decarbonising grid Demand side response in an evolving grid Scenarios and modelling of the future grid Future technologies and their Continue Reading »