Implementing Low Carbon Heat: Join the SIRACH network briefing


13 March 2024

The SIRACH network is hosting a half-day briefing at London’s iconic Shard to share the findings of the Lot-Net project. A UKRI-funded programme, LoT-NET investigates how waste heat streams from industrial or other sources feeding into low-temperature heat networks can combine with renewable energy, thermal storage and optimal heat pump technologies to meet the heating and cooling needs of buildings and industrial processes.

This free event will delve into cutting-edge strategies and technologies crucial for the successful implementation of low-carbon heat networks and will serve as a pivotal platform to disseminate its findings. Attendees will gain insights into diverse perspectives, including a user's outlook on recoverable heat and the practical use of the project’s outcomes within the industry.

The agenda also includes discussions on the future trajectory of heat network technologies with a focus on thermal energy storage advancements in the UK, the evolution of advanced Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) in both European and British domestic markets, and LotNet case studies spotlighting heat network delivery.

Attendance is essential for professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of the evolving landscape of low-carbon heat networks. To secure your place and explore the future of sustainable heating solutions, register for free today.


Full programme:

Welcome from Prof. Graeme Maidment, London South Bank University


Session 1: Heat Sources and Perceptions. Chair by Prof. Graeme Maidment  

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  • Heat: A User’s Perspective. Prof. Victoria Haines, Loughborough University
  •  ‘Recoverable Heat’ Potential. Dr Henrique Lagoeiro, London South Bank University   

Lunch and networking 


Session 2: Industry View   Views

  • Keynote presentation from Gabriele Pesce, EuroHeat
  • Heat as a service, Klara Ottosson, LCP Delta

Session 3: Heat Network Technologies: The Future Of…  Chair Bob Critoph

  • Thermal Energy Storage in the UK Energy System. Prof. Philip Eames, Loughborough University
  • Advanced ASHPs for UK and European Domestic Buildings. Prof Neil Hewitt, Ulster University
  • Heat Network Delivery: The LoT-NET Case Studies Prof David Elmes, Warwick Business School

Close from Prof Bob Critoph, University of Warwick


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