Combined Heat and Power & district heating

Brought to you by the CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group

Stream time: 10.00 – 12.45, Tuesday 21st November 2017

Chaired by:
Phil Jones, Chair, CIBSE CHP & District Heating Group

10:00 - 11:00

TE1 Better district heating – the UK way

District scale heat pump systems are a practical and real-world solution to improve affordability and reduce the carbon impact of heating and cooling. The programme will give the audience a strong grounding in the potential for the deployment of large-scale ambient temperature networks to deliver low carbon and affordable heat at a district scale. How to procure the right district Continue Reading »


11:00 - 11:45

TE2 Ambient temperature heat networks

The panel will discuss the policy and technical benefits of ambient temperature networks to both heat and cool at a district scale. How do these systems work? How do they eliminate network losses? Support in the policy environment Where can they be deployed? Overcoming the traditional objections to heat pumps on district schemes Maximising heat recovery and carbon savings Who Continue Reading »



  • Andy Ford Director of the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) - London South Bank University (LSBU)
  • Neil Lawson Technical & Operations Director - GI Energy
  • Edward Thompson Director - ICAX Ltd 
  • Chris Davidson Director - Genius EnergyLab
11:45 - 12:00

Break & exhibition visit

12:00 - 12:45

TE3 Debate: How does decarbonisation of the grid impact heat network options?

This session debates the merits of different technologies, within the context of both the bigger energy supply picture and how best to achieve carbon savings in practice. How are carbon targets changing? What’s the future of district heating? What are the issues/ limitations in CHP? Choosing the right heat network for sustainable buildings Current thinking around when and how to Continue Reading »


  • Neil Kermode Managing Director - European Marine Tidal Energy Centre 


  • Clara Bagenal George Environmental Design Engineer - Elementa Consulting
  • Professor David Elmes Professor of Practice - Economic Modelling & Forecasting, Global Energy Research Network, Warwick Business School
  • Aaron Gillich Senior Lecturer in Energy and Building Systems Engineering - London South Bank University