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Healthcare and Net Zero
Thu 18 May 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Frank Mills, a member of CIBSE's Healthcare Group
The UK has committed to a future economy based on lowered carbon targets, reaching a target of 100% total carbon reduction by 2050, i.e. across all carbon production including energy usage. This target is already being applied by cities across the UK such as Manchester where a 100% Carbon reduction is expressed in their Climate Change strategy 2017 to 2050.
This will require all buildings including hospitals to become "Net Zero" and even positive contributors toward this target. This means not only new hospitals – which would have to be net zero to meet Building Regulations – but also existing hospitals which may currently have very high emissions.
Research has shown that massive reductions are possible and that with the appropriate strategies there can be cost benefits which would help to ease the financial pressures on the NHS. By embracing low carbon energy as a resource and of value to the community, hospitals could start to see an income stream from their wasted energy.
Frank Mills is a leading Healthcare Consulting Engineer and a leading specialist in sustainable and energy efficient building engineering design. His experience includes the design, management, supervision, construction and operation of building services engineering across a range of building types including mixed use developments, hospitals, offices, schools, data centres, residential and retail/leisure both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
He has been a member of the Department of Health research team studying the application of Natural Ventilation in hospitals and was a member of the earlier (1980s) Low Energy Hospital study team, whilst at BDP, during which a design strategy for a 50% less energy hospital was developed and two exemplars constructed.He was a member of ASHRAE’s author group for the first edition of the new Healthcare Design Manual published in 2003 and chair of the author group for the Cold Climate Design Guide, published in October 2015. He presents the ASHRAE short courses on Nett Zero Energy Buildings and Healthcare ventilation.
Start time 18:30
When the event fills up, please use the Waitlist, cancelled tickets usually become available near the date.
HCNW Host for the Evening: TBA
Organiser: Chris Jones
Posted: 11 March 2017
Food, Wine and Networking afterwards - plus CIBSE HCNW Prizes
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PUSHKIN HOUSE is a Registered Charity (313111), it is non-political, it supports art and culture.
CIBSE is a Registered Charity (278104). It supports the delivery of art and science to the wider public. So as policy, HCNW Region seeks out charity venues, not only to maximise the number of events the Region can run within its limited CIBSE grant, but also to pursue CIBSE's charitable objects - by supporting other charities serving wider society.
REGIONS: Regional events not only offer technical insight, but also provide a forum for novel, alternative and sometimes incisive or critical views from speakers, which do not necessarily represent the views of CIBSE (nor HCNW Region).
FUNDING: This event is fully-funded by CIBSE HCNW Region from its charitable grant, about £7 per HCNW Member, per year. The Region Committee does not organise social events.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Nearest tube, Holborn (Piccadilly and Central). Holborn is very well-connected for buses.
MOTORISTS: There is an underground car park under Bloomsbury Square.
ACCESS: If you require assistance with the stairs to the basement, please get in touch.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Just to be clear, CIBSE HCNW and the premises reserve the right to refuse or withdraw admission and such a decision is final. Screens and audio are not cinema quality. Enjoyment of the event is subject to the limitations of the premises, speaker availability and our technical facilities executing what we intend them to do - technical performance is not guaranteed. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW.
TICKETS & ADMISSION: Proof of membership* of CIBSE, or another body considered by CIBSE HCNW to be a Chartered or Licensed Body (eg. the IET, Energy Institute, etc) may be requested before being granted admission at the CIBSE Member rate.
GENERAL PUBLIC: The public are welcome by paid ticket (when fees reach a threshold, the fund may be donated by HCNW Region to the CIBSE Benevolent Fund), or the Region's hardship concession, if eligible.
RECORDING - PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED: The organisers insist that any intention to record (audio or video) any part of the event is announced and that consent is obtained from all those attending.
FOOD & REFRESHMENTS: 50/50 vegetarian/non-vegetarian, no other criteria. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. To minimise waste, we under-order food, particularly for events starting later; so if you're hungry, arrive early. In London wine and soft drinks are served. Because of transport considerations, HCNW events outside London are alcohol-free.
REFUNDS: Requests for refunds must be submitted no later than 48 hours before the event starts. Members of the public joining up as a CIBSE Affiliate at or immediately after the event may be refunded on request.
BAGGAGE & POSSESSIONS: Please look after your possessions at all times. CIBSE HCNW and the venue cannot be held responsible for lost or missing items.
CANCELLATION: As with any event, this one is subject to cancellation. CIBSE HCNW will not be liable for travel costs, parking charges, excess charges and fines, accommodation costs or the cost of any refreshments not provided at the event by CIBSE HCNW. In the event of cancellation, CIBSE HCNW will refund deposits.
WAITLIST: Where an event is over-subscribed, CIBSE HCNW may add individual ticket requests to a Waitlist, or release tickets to individuals on the Waitlist in a priority order based upon previous booking and attendance patterns.