Homes for the future

Brought to you by the CIBSE Homes for the Future Group

New CIBSE guidance outlines good practice in the design of building engineering services for homes. It looks to integrate design of engineering services with other related aspects such as site planning, building form and layout and fabric design. This session will give an overview of the guidance and the aspects that building services engineers should take into account to achieve good practice in the delivery of homes.

Stream time: 14.00 – 16.30, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Chaired by:
Ashley Bateson
, Partner, Hoare Lea and Chair, CIBSE Homes for the Future Group

14:00 - 14:45

WH1 Good practice in the design of homes

Delivering well designed and constructed homes has many benefits. Homes that are relatively simple to understand and operate are likely to have lower energy bills and maintenance costs. Healthy homes are comfortable throughout the year, are well-lit with good access to daylight, water efficient, and well ventilated to maintain good indoor air quality and promote the health of the occupants. Continue Reading »


14:45 - 15:30

WH2 Retrofit and refurbishment

The residential sector is responsible for the largest portion of the built environment carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. Good practice refurbishment case studies will be considered, alongside health, safety and wellbeing improvements. Procurement implementations, standards and guidance will also be discussed. The scale of the existing housing stock – 23 million homes in UK How do we improve energy Continue Reading »


  • James Johnson Sustainable Energy Projects Manager - Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Joe Baker Head of Carbon Management - London Borough of Haringey 

15:30 - 15:45

Break & exhibition visit

15:45 - 16:30

WH3 Modular housing construction

The challenges for volume housing building include shortages in construction skills, quality control and labour capacity. Can modular construction help overcome these challenges and provide an opportunity to deliver good quality homes in greater numbers? Getting the planning, design and assembly right will be necessary to enable modular housing to increase delivery rates. Overview of challenges for volume housing construction: Continue Reading »


  • View full profile for Lee HargreavesLee Hargreaves Associate Director, Buro Happold Engineering, and Vice Chair - CIBSE Homes for the Future Group