Energy demand reduction - IRC business briefing

Feb 07, 2013 - Feb 07, 2013 - in London, United Kingdom

What should the role of refrigeration engineering be in an economy facing increased demand for cooling and challenging targets to reduce national energy use? It is no longer enough to supply safe and reliable refrigeration - we now need to consider how cooling can be used more efficiently, how loads are better managed and how waste energy can be recovered.

On the 7th February the International Refrigeration Committee will be holding a half day business briefing that will investiga

What should the role of refrigeration engineering be in an economy facing increased demand for cooling and challenging targets to reduce national energy use? It is no longer enough to supply safe and reliable refrigeration - we now need to consider how cooling can be used more efficiently, how loads are better managed and how waste energy can be recovered.

On the 7th February the International Refrigeration Committee will be holding a half day business briefing that will investigate the ways in which HVAC&R technology can be used to respond to the challenges of energy availability and demand reduction. The event will explore key questions for policy makers and businesses in the UK refrigeration and energy use industry about the role the refrigeration industry could play in reducing energy demand and influencing energy policy development.

The IRC business briefing draws together input from overseas with leading experts drawn from the membership of International Institute of Refrigeration. It is designed to help inform UK policy and technology development with a mix of informative presentations and an opportunity to challenge policy issues with speakers.

Programme

12.30 Registration opens

1.00 Introduction from the Chairman of the Institute of Refrigeration. Dr Andy Pearson CEng, FInstR, IOR President.

1.15 Energy and refrigeration attitudes and achievements in the USA and Europe. Prof Pega Hrnjak, University of Illinois.

1.30 Energy and environment policy in the UK supermarket sector.Alex Pitman, Head of Energy & Environment, Co-Operative Group.

1.45 Potential for reducing energy demand of existing buildings across Europe with heat pumps.Andy Ford, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald and Immediate Past President CIBSE.

2.00 Thermal storage in cold stores using renewables in The Netherlands.Dr Seitze Van der Sluis, Associate at Saint Trofee, Honorary member of IIR Commission D1& D2.

2.15 International datacentre cooling energy reduction initiatives.Dr Robert Tozer, Managing Director of Operational Intelligence.

2.30 Coffee Break

2.45 DEBATE: Policy or technology, what is the key driver for environmental change?

Dr Penny Dunbabin, Senior Scientific Officer, DECC
Speaker on European Energy Policy to be advised
Prof Graeme Maidment, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, London South Bank University
Prof Pega Hrnjak, Professor and Co-Director, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center, University of Illinois & board member of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
Andy Ford, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald and Immediate Past President CIBSE
Chairman Tim McManan-Smith, Editor of Water, Energy & Environment Magazine

3.45 Group Discussion – towards a more effective strategy for energy, climate change, sustainability and refrigeration use.

4.15 Conclusions & close

Bookings are now open: IRC member organisations are able to send up to 5 delegate to the event free of charge. For non members there is a registration fee of £125.00

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