District Heating with Heat Pumps: Associations Collaborate for  Technical Evening


19 April 2016
Andy Pearson receives his plaque from ASHRAE President David Underwood
Andy Pearson (right) will present the ASHRAE district heating seminar. (ASHRAE President David Underwood - left)
The ASHRAE UK Midlands Section in association with the IOR, CIBSE West Midlands, BSRA, and the BEI (Birmingham Energy Institute)  is holding an evening technical meeting titled  "Low carbon district heating" by Dr Andy Pearson, who recently became a Fellow member of ASHRAE. 
There has been a rapid and remarkable increase in discussion of industrial-sized heat pump systems for district heating in the UK over the last three years.  Heat networks are not a new idea but they have traditionally been seen as a very “un-British” way of delivering domestic heating.
​There have been significant technical challenges to overcome.  Using one installation as a case study example, Dr Andy Pearson, ASHRAE Fellow and Group Managing Director of Star Refrigeration Ltd, will describe the concept, the difficulties faced and the ways in which they were overcome.   
ASHRAE UK Midlands Section President Steve Gill said that:
​“We are delighted to have Andy present on such an important subject. There are has already been a lot of interest from people wishing to attend so will be also be the Section’s first webinar”.  
​Steve, who is also President of the IOR said that it is wonderful how the five local societies have worked together to open this event to members from them all.
​“We advance by sharing knowledge to this industry and by working closer with our fellow associated professionals.”
​The event is free. 

See details below and register:

Date: 14th June 2016 Time: 6PM
Location: Birmingham University, room McE-G26 in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building y3 
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