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Smart Ventilation


Monday, 1 April 2019 from 12:00 to 17:00 (BST)

Smart Ventilation

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Free for early booking HE and research institute staff
Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable
1 Apr 2019 Free £0.00 £0.00
Sponsored suppliers (attending in conjunction with an HE employee) 1 Apr 2019 £80.00 £0.00 £16.00
Other suppliers 1 Apr 2019 £150.00 £0.00 £30.00

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Smart Ventilation
University of Birmingham, April 1st 2019

This workshop is similar to, and builds on the experience of, a ventilation workshop held at the University of Bristol in September 2018 which received great feedback from attendees. It explores how developments in information, management, technology and other areas are creating opportunities to greatly reduce ventilation-related energy consumption in laboratories, with significant financial and performance benefits. In particular it aims to:

  • Develop a good understanding of how laboratory ventilation works, and opportunities to use this knowledge to identify:
    - simple actions that require little funding and can be taken in most current laboratory  contexts
    - more complex actions that require some capital spend but not a complete redesign
    - more fundamental actions that can be incorporated into major refurbishment or new build.
  • Make the case that more ambitious and co-ordinated laboratory ventilation improvement initiatives can create significant energy and financial benefits for universities, making it easier for them to achieve their energy and carbon targets (currently voluntary but possibly mandatory in future).
  • Facilitate discussion and networking between sustainability champions, estates engineers and project managers, and suppliers to develop capacity and lay the basis for more joined-up initiatives in universities.

This workshop draws on the experience of The University of California, Irvine, which has reduced its laboratory energy consumption by 40-50% through a strategic ‘Smart Labs’ programme (see more details overleaf). The presence of its Energy Manager Matt Gudorf is due to sponsorship of his travel costs by SkyFoundry, the provider of the SkySpark data management software which Irvine uses to support Smart Labs (more overleaf). See

Tickets can be booked here and are free for early booking HE and research institute staff, £80 for sponsored suppliers (attending in conjunction with an HE employee) and £150 for other suppliers.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is a short five minute walk from the "University" train stop. Depending on which train line you are coming on, you may have to change trains at Birmingham New Street to connect to one stopping at "University". They run every 15 minutes.

There are a limited number of designated free parking areas at the venue. Closer to the date, we will update with further information.

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What's the refund policy?

You are able to change the name on your ticket free of charge. No ticket refunds are possible. If you have any questions about this, please contact the office.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No ticket is required. Simpy turn up on the day and register at the Registration Desk.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend you may pass your ticket to another person. We must be informed so we can amend the badge/delegate list/dietary needs.

Do you have questions about Smart Ventilation ? Contact S-Lab/UKSPA

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University of Birmingham

B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Monday, 1 April 2019 from 12:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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The United Kingdom Science Park Association (UKSPA) and S-Lab are organising a conference and exhibition on 2-3 April 2019 and a conference dinner on 2 April 2019 at the University of Birmingham. This two-day conference will attract 400+ delegates who are engaged in the financing, design, managing and operation of scientific research, incubation and innovation facilities. Winners of the UKSPA and S-Lab Awards will also be announced.

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