Ask anything at Heat Pump Month

Heat Pump Month opens next week with an innovative Ask Me Anything online event where attendees can get any heat pump-related question answered by industry experts, while enjoying a sociable get-together with peers and colleagues.

The Ask Me Anything event on Thursday 17th June consists of a virtual room of hosted, themed ‘round tables’ where attendees can ask any question about heat pumps and can jump between tables according to their interests.

Topics include:

Getting into heat pumps; Specifying and system design (with Chris Davidson, Director, Genius Energy Lab); Procurement; Funding; Policy (with Bean Beanland, Director for Growth & External Affairs, HPF); Technical matters (with Laura Bishop, Chair, GSHPA); Hybrid systems {gas/solar, etc}, (with Ken Kneale, Sales Manager, Solid Energy); Grid connections; Permitted Development Rights; Heat networks, centralised plant and distributed heat pumps (with Neil Lawson, Head of Renewable Heat, ESB); MCS certification (with Ian Rippin, CEO, MCS).

Manufacturers are joining in too, with Nick Huston from Daikin UK and Tony Lathey from Panasonic and Kensa Heat Pumps all available for one-to-one meetings and round-table discussion during the event.

“This is going to be an informative and fun experience for all involved.  We’re determined to offer much more than the conventional webinar, enabling attendees to gather in a highly sociable  online environment while learning from peers and practitioners”

– Graham Lock, Founder, Low Carbon Homes, Organiser Heat Pump Month

Registration for all Heat Pump Month events is free and open now:  https://www.lowcarbonhomes.uk/events/

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Notes to editors

Event information

  • Free tickets for invited professionals from across the UK
  • Online events will take place each week from 17th June, featuring industry talks, case-studies, manufacturer presentations, panel discussions and facilitated themed Ask Me Anything round table sessions.
  • Delegates can participate in all or selected sessions for each event and meet with other delegates, speakers and sponsors, one-to-one or on virtual ‘tables’
  • Registration for all events is now open: https://www.lowcarbonhomes.uk/events/

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Press contact

For quotes, further images or interviews please contact: Graham Lock, tel: 07917 847552, email: graham@lowcarbonhomes.uk

Heat Pump Month

Heat Pump Month, backed by Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Heat Pump Association, Heat Pump Federation and MCS kicks off on Thursday 17th June with a month-long series of free-to-attend online events to bring together housing, built-environment, policy and installation professionals to collaborate around one the UK’s greatest carbon-reduction challenges – our homes.

All events are free to attend and include time for interactive networking and discussion, one-to-one meetings, Q&A and panel sessions.

Ask Me Anything – Thursday 17th June – 4 – 8pm

Drop in at any time to join round-table discussions and have your heat pumps questions answered. With topics ranging from specification to certification, system design to funding, policy to procurement, attendees can learn anything from how to enter the market, specification best-practice, funding options and latest policy developments.

Hosted by engineers, specifiers, system designers and industry representatives the Ask Me Anything event provides a unique opportunity to learn from peers, meet with industry experts and enjoy a highly sociable environment at a time to suit you.

Supporting Low Carbon Solutions, with Daikin UK – Wednesday 23rd June – 10am–12noon

Join Daikin UK for an update on government policy and funding;  growth, government drivers, and opportunities. The event will help to remove the myths on heat pumps and provide support to local authorities and housing associations to develop low carbon proposals; other topics will be examined including assisting with stock assessments/feasibility studies; providing access to Daikin’s local installer network and their new Sustainable Home Centres and training and education support.

Welcome to Green Street: The Lowest Cost, Lowest Carbon Solution For Net Zero Heat, with Kensa Heat Pumps – Thursday 24th June, 2–4pm

The de-carbonisation of heat requires some key early infrastructure decisions. Using ambient heat networks and distributed heat pumps could be the answer.  Finding the best route to net zero, offering a whole-system value-for-money solution – lowest cost and lowest carbon – will require systemic change across infrastructure, supply chain and consumer. What might be ‘best’ for one stakeholder – eg: lowest appliance cost – might be a disaster for another stakeholder – say, peak grid capacity.

Some of the key challenges will be presented, and then opened up into discussion groups in order to identify and form conclusions on the big question:  How can we ensure that a consumer-led solution is achieved, with optimum outcomes for all stakeholders?

The role of heat pumps in the low carbon society, with Panasonic – Tuesday 29th June, 10am-12noon

While the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, companies, governments and individuals must take a greater responsibility in reducing their human impact upon the environment. With Panasonic, this event will explore how the heating and cooling industry is evolving and setting new trends and standards. Homeowners are increasingly looking for their homes to be more energy efficient and for a low carbon solution. Join us to consider why consumers are demanding more, and how air-to-water heat pumps are the answer.

Driving the decarbonisation of heat in the UK and ensuring a smooth transition to low carbon technologies, with Vaillant – Wednesday 30th June, 10am-12noon

Vaillant’s event on the 30th June will cover three main topics:

– There’s no silver bullet for de-carbonising heat: four pillars of heating

– How Vaillant’s award winning heat pump – aroTHERM plus – is part of the solution

– System design, low flow temps, and more

Wrapping up the event will be a panel discussion on the theme ‘Assisting in the transition to low carbon technologies.’

Ecodan residential heating; serious about sustainability, with Mitsubishi Electric – Tuesday 6th July, 9.30-11.30am

Awareness of low carbon heating solutions is increasing rapidly and with the Committee for Climate Change (CCC) report identifying that in order to meet our de-carbonisation targets across GB “up to 2 million heat pumps by 2025, rising to 15 million by 2035” will need to be in service.

To support these aims, Mitsubishi Electric will be hosting ‘Ecodan heating; serious about sustainability’. The event will seek to provide an insight into how air-source heat pumps are anticipated to play a crucial role in meeting Net-Zero requirements whilst offering a cost-effective, simple solution.

The truth about radiators, with Jaga UK – Thursday 8th July – 11am-12noon & 2pm-3pm

Many specifiers and installers oversize radiators to compensate for lower water temperature systems, or specify underfloor heating as it seems to be the only other option. The future of heating is changing and Jaga UK’s event will explore how to match radiators to heat pump systems for the most effective, climate-friendly heating system.

With two time slots to choose from, this brief 1-hour session will take you through:

  • Which radiators work most effectively with heat pumps
  • How to get high outputs without oversizing
  • The heat pump compatible tech that turns radiators into heating and cooling units

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