The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, taking place at ExCeL London from 23-25 January 2018, is set to shine a spotlight on ‘well buildings’ as part of its highly anticipated Industry Insight Series.
Offering a wide range of services to help companies improve the design, build and operation of buildings, member based association BSRIA has announced itself as an ‘official supporter’ of The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, with building sustainability engineer Dr Michelle Agha Hossein also speaking at the event.
In addition to leading companies exhibiting top brand products, visitors will benefit from a number of exciting feature areas, including the new Industry Insight Series, a three day series of live talks and discussions on future industry issues, presented by a panel of guest speakers. BSRIA’s Dr Michelle AghaHossein will present on how a building can be measured for ‘wellness’ and its impact on the ‘wellness’ of the occupants. There are new wellbeing measurement methodologies entering the market place and it is the “buzz word” in workplace management circles.
Michelle is an engineer and a researcher with experience in building performance evaluation in terms of energy consumption, indoor environmental quality and occupants’ satisfaction and productivity. She completed her doctorate degree in 2014. Her doctorate research project was focused on post occupancy evaluation in offices. Michelle also has experience in designing low-rise buildings and construction site management.
Michelle joined BSRIA’s Sustainable Construction Group in July 2014 to provide consultancy services on Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) and other Soft Landings activities. Michelle runs BSRIA’s Soft Landings Network and Buildings for Wellbeing Network and also sits on the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group Committee.
Graeme Owen, marketing services manager, BSRIA, says: “BSRIA is delighted to be supporting The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. We especially like the look of the show changes which should attract a wider audience and help to support best practice for a more joined up industry.
“The three day series of live debates on key issues, including ‘Smart cities – future markets’; looks particularly interesting, along with the CPD accredited programmes in two seminar theatres – the HVACR Theatre and the Training & Skills Theatre.
“We are also delighted to be fielding a world renowned expert speaker in Dr Michelle Agha Hossein who will consider wellbeing within a building and the domino effect of the importance of this.”
Event manager, Karena Cooper comments: “We are pleased that BSRIA has chosen to support The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. This is a new association for us and a very important one at that. BSRIA’s work is well known within our industry and provides an independent opinion in construction and buildings services.”
Joining the debate
Dr Michelle Agha Hossein will be joined on the panel by Paul Huggins, associate director of programmes at The Carbon Trust. Paul heads up the Trust’s services that deliver market transformation in the built environment and process industry technologies. He advises the DECC, HMRC and HMT on technology markets and delivers the Energy Technology List on their behalf. He also advises Chinese Provincial governments and private clients on developing sustainable product markets.
Paul’s expertise includes technology strategy, energy efficiency, and market transformation through directed technology innovation.
Also confirmed is Simon Wyatt, partner at Cundall, an international multidisciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe. He says: “Cundall is in a unique place as we currently have the only WELL Building Standard Certified office in the UK and we are just about to certify the first WELL Platinum rated building outside of the US. We are part of the WELL faculty helping to develop the new standard as well as FitWel ambassadors.”
Victoria Lockhart is The International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) director of business development, Europe. Victoria Lockhart brings expertise in sustainable green building practices alongside a passion for leveraging medical insights and new technologies to enhance human experience and wellbeing.
She is amongst the first global cohort of WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) trained in the WELL Building StandardTM, and provides support to the industry as a WELL Faculty member.
She was part of the core team developing the new health and wellbeing consultancy service at global consulting engineering firm Arup, and in 2017, joined the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM) – a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment.
The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is in talks with a further two high profile speakers to join the ‘Well Buildings’ discussion and will reveal their names in the coming weeks.
The HVAC & Refrigeration Show has forged a number of media partnerships in its quest to spread the word about the UK’s leading role in the global HVACR market.
One such partnership is with the highly respected Japanese Air Conditioning News (JARN). European editor Susan Phalippou comments: “JARN is delighted to be a Media Partner of The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. With the cutting-edge London venue, and an impressive lineup of exhibitors and an equally impressive array of activities, we believe that the show will provide loads of commercial opportunities and is not to be missed. New facets of the 2018 edition of the show include working lunches, and the three day programme to unfold in the Training and Development Theatre sponsored by Toshiba will feature invited speakers from the UK, and European associations, with the UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) at the forefront. Live debates and the IOR’s annual conference will be key features of the show. JARN will be covering the show live, then publishing a photo report focusing on salient exhibits and events. We will be distributing regular and special issues of JARN during the show, and look forward to meeting many exhibitors and visitors!”
Registration has only been open for a few weeks but already The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is proving to be a huge hit. A number of high profile companies have registered to including Network Rail, Aldi, National Grid, Bosch and John Lewis.