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Guide to Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Architectural / Mechanical

This seminar is a guide to understanding Building Information Modelling (BIM), and how the new collaborative method works within construction. By using BIMs, it allows different project teams and building occupants to share a virtual, computerised model of the building throughout its entire life – from design and conception to renovation or demolition.

Guide to Ventilation - Architectural

This seminar is a guide to ventilation, incorporating air quality, comfort & ventilation, air handling units, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR and energy efficient ventilation - design, control, commission and maintain.

Electric Guide to the Green Deal - Architectural

This seminar is a guide to The Green Deal. The Green Deal Explained - Essentially, the Green Deal facilitates the energy-efficient improvement of homes and non-dwellings with some or all of the cost paid for from the savings on their energy bills

Guide to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive - Architectural

This seminar is a guide to understanding the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a financial support scheme for renewable heat targeted at households. The support, which is due to start in Spring 2014, will be paid to the owner of the heating system, whether it is an air or ground source heat pump, biomass system, or solar thermal technology.

Guide to Controls for Energy Efficient Cooling, Heating and Ventilation - Architectural

This seminar is a guide to Controls for Energy Efficient Cooling, Heating and Ventilation - A building-wide integrated system of controls, known as a building energy management system (BEMS) is an increasingly important tool for today's facility managers. Not only does a BEMS keep systems running effectively and efficiently, it can also monitor performance and provide vital feedback on building energy use.

The Principles of Air Conditioning - Mechanical

This seminar presentation will explain the basic principles to those that need to understand air-conditioning and its benefits, covering areas such as history, the system, system types, motivation, comfort, efficiency, operation, adaptability, design considerations, energy requirements, effects on and benefits to the environment, sustainability, compliance to regulations and case study.

Air Conditioning & the Environment - Mechanical

Many people are anti-air-conditioning, mainly through ignorance on the subject. This seminar presentation aims to dispel the myths and mis-information around air-conditioning and its detrimental effects on the environment.
The seminar will set out how a modern air-conditioning system works, how it solves the problems of the past, how it complies and satisfies the latest regulations, how research to make the system better is taking place, how air-conditioning, using case studies, is currently used, to solve environmental problems, emphasising the benefits of air-conditioning over other systems which are more detrimental to the environment.
Subjects such as leakage of liquids, non-toxic refrigerants, ozone depletion, global warming and UK climate profile will also be discussed.

Part L & Air Conditioning - Architectural

A specialist but very topical seminar to show how air-conditioning systems can comply with the new Part L Building Regulations in England and Wales (Part J-Scotland) using detailed information (devised by Mitsubishi Electric). The audience can be simply led through the technical aspects of compliance to Part L. Subjects such as methods of compliance will be explained in detail.

The Latest in Air Conditioning - Mechanical

The purpose of this seminar presentation is a follow up to the seminar on the principles of air conditioning. A quick summary of the past and basic principles are covered but the main part of the seminar will illustrate all the latest developments in air-conditioning plus a peep at the future. Subjects such as direct/indirect systems, centralised/de-centralised systems, outdoor/indoor/branch systems, ECA funding, heat recovery, chilling systems and centralised control systems will be covered.

Controls in Air Conditioning - Part 1 - Mechanical

The need for control is paramount in order to optimise the performance of any air conditioning system and minimise its running cost. This presentation looks at why controls are playing an important past in efficiency. The first part of this presentation looks at the standard options of remote controllers and centralised controllers. Also covered are the benefits of connecting the centralised controller to an Ethernet network which allows instant access to all control functions from the comfort of your own PC and remote monitoring.

Controls in Air Conditioning - Part 2 - Mechanical

The need for control is paramount in order to optimise the performance of any air conditioning system and minimise its running costs. This presentation looks at why controls are playing an important part in efficiency. The second part of this presentation looks at how to create an Intelligent Building using front-end software which delivers full graphical user interface capability. Also covered are the energy efficiency options including energy billing, energy saving and load shedding.

The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme - 1hr 30mins - Mechanical

The seminar looks at what the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme is, its history and qualifying technologies. Other points covered include ECA criteria, claiming ECA's and a frequently asked questions section plus useful websites and other points of reference.

The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme - Update - Mechanical

The Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) scheme was introduced by the Government as an incentive for businesses to invest in energy efficient equipment. It works by enabling businesses to claim all of their tax allowances against energy efficient equipment in the first year after purchase - rather than spreading the allowance over several years. In many cases the costs of installation can also be offset in the same way.
The presentation covers a detailed description of how the ECA works, who benefits from it, and the changing rules for new technologies.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - Mechanical

The presentation looks at what the EPBD is, what the directive says and what buildings will be affected and when. It also looks at how this legislation fits with other European legislation on energy use (e.g. the Kyoto Protocol). Also covered is how to measure a building's energy use, suggested methods for delivering EPBD labelling and the significance of whole-life costing of buildings for designers, occupiers and suppliers. The presentation also looks at buildings of the future.

Guide to Mixed Mode Cooling Systems - Mechanical

While natural ventilation offers energy-saving benefits, it also has limitations. Its performance is less predictable than air-conditioning systems. Clients often specify space temperatures and it can be difficult to such targets using a natural ventilation strategy alone – there can be issues with over heating mixed mode offers an excellent solution for clients who want the benefits of a lower-energy approach to ventilation and cooling via natural means, backed up by the predictability of comfort cooling.

Guide to Building Energy Management Systems - Mechanical

Developments in cooling technology by leading air-conditioning and other manufactures have made the building services plant of today the most efficient ever. However, it is building controls which really make or break the energy efficiency of a commercial building. Even the new Part L of the Building Regulations recognises this fact, emphasising the crucial role that building control systems have to play in ensuring that all building services equipment operates at optimum levels. The Guide looks at the different types of control which can be used by building designers, depending on the building itself, or the requirements of occupants. It provides further detail on network architecture, topology design and system integration. It also looks at controls in the coming decades.

Guide to Water Cooled VRF Systems - Mechanical

Water cooled VRF systems have become increasingly popular as a number of features have made them attractive to today's clients. Recent advances in this technology mean that water cooled systems now offer heating and cooling solution with double heat recovery. They can also be linked to one of the most popular forms of “green” energy, using ground source applications, this presentation looks at the types of water cooled VRF applications including a couple of case studies.

The Principles of Total Heat Exchange Ventilators - Mechanical

Poor air quality can be attributed to many problems arising in the workplace or in the home. It is believed to contribute to a significant loss of productivity, low morale and higher rates of sickness amongst many employees. The object of providing good ventilation alongside air-conditioning in residential and commercial buildings is to provide conditions under which people can live and work in comfort and safety. This seminar looks at the use of total heat exchanger ventilators, which have perfected the recovery of waste energy.

R410A Refrigerant - Mechanical

This seminar looks at the history of refrigerants, their environmental impact and global warming. It also looks at BSEN378 and TEWI which cover all aspects of application of refrigerants and how to measure their global warming impact.

Legislative Developments for Sustainable Buildings - Mechanical

The seminar covers issues relating to climate change and the Kyoto Protocol and action the IK is undertaking to tackle this subject. Also covered is the background to and the implementation of, the revised Part L and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

Guide to Part L - Mechanical

Part L of the Building Regulations is undergoing a major change. The Government has set higher standards than ever before for energy efficiency in both domestic and commercial buildings. As a result, the process of designing a building and ensuring that it complies with part L will become more complex.

The European F-Gas Regulation - Mechanical

The European F-Gas Regulation is unquestionably the most politicised issue in the world of air-conditioning and refrigeration. Ever since the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, HFC refrigerants and their supporters have been fighting a rearguard action. This seminar looks at the types of refrigerant, levels of energy and alternatives available as well as the implications of the F-Gas new inspection regimes, training and reporting procedures.

The New Part L of the Building Regulations 2006 - Architectural

This seminar presentation will explain the basic principles to those that need to understand air-conditioning and its benefits, covering areas such as history, the system, system types, motivation, comfort, efficiency, operation, adaptability, design considerations, energy requirements, effects on and benefits to the environment, sustainability, compliance to regulations and case study.

The New 10% Renewable Energy Target - Mechanical

The Seminar will focus on the renewable energy targets for both commercial and domestic buildings laid out by over 60 Borough Councils across the UK. The targets require 10% of a project's carbon dioxide emissions to be offset by renewable energy. The adoption of these energy sources will be paramount as the targets are linked to planning permission.

Heat Pump Boilers - Mechanical

Energy use in commercial and domestic buildings is already a hot topic in the UK. As both national and local government press forward with environmental legislation, the construction sector is looking for techniques and technologies which can help them meet new rules on cutting CO2. This seminar will focus on the technology behind heat pumps boiler systems and show how they can benefit clients with high levels of energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.

Application of Heat Pumps Boilers - Mechanical

Although heat pump technology is not new, it is a fairly new development for the UK domestic market. However, heat pumps are already used widely and successfully across the rest of Europe, with around 250,000 heat pumps installed in domestic applications in 2006 across the continent.
Today's highly efficient inverter driven heat pumps are an increasingly popular choice for both private house builders and local authorities. There are a number of working examples which demonstrate the real benefits that heat pumps can bring to the environment as well as householders.
This presentation covers the future of heating and the growing popularity of heat pumps.

Part F of the Building Regulations - Architectural

Since most of us spend around 80% of our time indoors at home or at work, indoor air quality is a major concern. This seminar looks into the impact that the new regulation will have within the air conditioning and ventilation industry.

Building Energy Ratings - Architectural

There has been a great deal of analysis around the effects of Part L 2006 on the design & construction of new buildings - this is only the beginning of a roll out of new rules on the performance of all buildings - including our existing domestic and commercial stock.
The impact of HIPs on the domestic market is already being seen, as sellers rush to move home before the Home Information Packs, and the associated energy performance certificates, come into force in June 2007. Now we are only two years away from the introduction of building labels for commercial buildings in the UK, to be applied whenever a building is sold or rented out. So - what effect will these rules have on the UK commercial property market - if any?

Building Energy Ratings - 2hrs - Mechanical

With energy being one of the biggest issues of our time, the main concern focuses on reducing energy usage and finding alternatives to using fossil fuels. As a result the UK Government is setting targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the utilisation of renewable energy sources. This seminar looks at the measures being employed by the Government to achieve these targets and discusses how renewable energy sources can be utilised as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Carbon Reduction in the Built Environment - Mechanical

As the European Union seeks to reduce its carbon emissions, buildings are being targeted more closely since they use more than half of the energy produced in the EU. In the UK, there are already more stringent energy-use regulations for design of new commercial buildings, and homes.
In 2008 more rules will be introduced for the existing building stock. Good maintenance can help to ensure that an air conditioning system remains energy efficient and working well for many years. However, there is a time when replacement of the old system may be the best option.
This presentation covers a detailed description of carbon reduction in the built environment, including why and when to replace technology.

Combined Heat & Power - 2hrs - Mechanical

Combined heat and power in high efficiency technology is currently being strongly backed by the UK Government. This is largely due to the fact the CHP has the potential to make a large contribution to the UK's carbon emission reduction campaign, and the Government has set a target to 10,000 MW of installed CHP capacity by 2010. This seminar covers a detailed description of combined heat and power systems, including what they are and how they work.

Low Carbon Solutions - Mechanical

The Government are currently moving forward with environmental legislation as a result of alarming amounts of energy usage in commercial and domestic construction. In order to comply with new rules on cutting CO2 emissions, the building industry is looking for new technologies and techniques which can help them. This seminar is an all day event and considers up-to-date building regulations set by the Government and how renewable technologies and control systems can meet their requirements.

Renewable Energy Sources - 2hrs - Mechanical

The Government are currently moving forward with environmental legislation as a result of concerning amounts of energy usage in commercial and domestic construction. In order to comply with new rules on cutting CO2 emissions, the building industry is looking for innovative technologies and techniques which can help them. This seminar considers up-to-date building regulations set by the Government and how renewable technologies and control systems can meet their requirements.

The New Code for Sustainable Homes - 2hrs - Mechanical

As part of the ever-increasing body of legislation and Government documentation aimed at reducing carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, The Code for Sustainable Homes has been introduced. This seminar looks into the guidelines of the code and how suppliers and installers can comply with increasing energy efficiency and other 'green' targets and therefore the right advice and long-term support to clients who are exploring the new energy efficient options.

The WEEE Directive - 2hrs - Mechanical

In Germany and Denmark around 80% to 90% of construction waste is recycled - a much higher level than in the UK. However, this is slowly beginning to change. The Government has introduced landfill tax, aggregates levy and other waste management regulations. One of these is the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations which came into force in January 2007. The seminar covers a detailed description of maintenance of air conditioning, and the WEEE Directive.

Sustainable Cities - Mechanical

Cities consume 75% of the world's energy and produce 80% of its greenhouse gas emissions. However, whilst the activities and buildings within cities contribute heavily to carbon emissions and climate change, they are also proving that they can be part of the solution. In the UK, our major conurbations are leading the way by cutting energy use, reducing CO2 emissions and supporting the growth of the country's renewable and low carbon industries. This presentation covers what cities are doing, the London Plan, and the use of renewable technologies in cities.

Sustainability Legislation - Mechanical

As the cost of fossil fuels rise and with concerns over the effects of climate change increasing, Government is seeking alternative sources of power and heat for homes. One area which is particularly important to the UK Government is microgeneration, which it regards as a major part of its drive to meet its carbon reduction targets, and to supply domestic energy in a reliable and sustainable way.

Microgeneration - Mechanical

As the cost of fossil fuels rise and with concerns over the effects of climate change increasing, Government is seeking alternative sources of power and heat for homes. One area which is particularly important to the UK Government is microgeneration, which it regards as a major part of its drive to meet its carbon reduction targets, and to supply domestic energy in a reliable and sustainable way.

BREEAM - The BRE Environmental Assessment Method - Mechanical

The BRE Environmental Assessment Method is one of the best known schemes for the assessment and certification of sustainable buildings. Its labels, from PASS to OUTSTANDING (a level added in 2008), are recognised by engineers, architects and clients alike, which makes BREEAM a very useful tool for construction teams looking to find a way to define and measure the sustainability of their projects.

Legislation of Refrigerants - Mechanical

A number of different refrigerants are used in the cooling process for air conditioning and refrigeration applications. Two key pieces of legislation are now in force, and affect what type of refrigerants can be used: The European Fluorinated (F) Gas Regulation and the Ozone Depleting Substances regulations (ODS). Of all the F-Gases in use, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) have been particularly targeted by EU legislation for eventual phasing out by 2015. One of the most common HCFCs in use in air conditioning applications is R22. The volume of regulations affecting use of air conditioning in buildings seems to be growing at a rapid pace.

Carbon Reduction Legislation - Mechanical

Legislation on carbon reduction, mitigation of climate change and use of renewable energy sources is having a huge influence on most business sectors, not least construction and building services engineers. The UK is not alone in its growing concern about the impact of domestic and commercial buildings on the environment. The legislation which is being implemented here has its source in worldwide agreements, in some cases in international treaties which were signed over a decade ago. In this presentation we will be looking at some of the key drivers behind UK legislation, and how these are being implemented in this country.

Renewable Legislation & Grants - Heat Pumps for Sustainable Buildings - Mechanical

A heat pump is a device which moves heat from one area to another. This means that it is possible to move heat energy from a lower temperature environment (such as the ground or the air) to a higher temperature environment (for example, inside a building). In practice, this means that heat can be extracted from the ground or air and moved into a building, for example by attaching the heat pump to an underfloor heating system or fan coils. Because of their highly energy-efficient operation, heat pumps offer a useful choice for designers looking to meet heating or cooling needs in today's domestic and commercial buildings. Many European countries such as Germany and France have used heat pump technology extensively in commercial and domestic applications for some time. The UK is slightly behind on this trend, but certainly seems to be waking up to their energy-saving potential.

Renewable Energy Solutions Seminar - all day event - Architectural

The Government are currently moving forward with environmental legislation as a result of concerning amounts of energy usage in commercial and domestic construction. In order to comply with new rules on cutting CO2 emissions, the building industry is looking for new technologies and techniques which can help them.

This seminar considers up-to-date building regulations set by the Government and how renewable technologies and control systems can meet their requirements.

Responsible Air Conditioning/Lowering Carbon Emissions - Architectural

Legislation on carbon reduction, mitigation of climate change and use of renewable energy sources is having a huge influence on most business sectors, not least construction and building services engineers.

The UK is not alone in its growing concern about the impact of domestic and commercial buildings on the environment. The legislation which is being implemented here has its source in worldwide agreements, in some cases in international treaties which were signed over a decade ago. In this Guide we will be looking at some of the key drivers behind UK legislation, and how these are being implemented in this country.

EPBD and Air Conditioning Checks - Architectural

The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) will be familiar by now to anyone working in the construction sector. Introduced in 2003, this Directive brought in a number of important developments for the design and operation of buildings across EU member states, including new levels of air tightness, Energy Performance Certificates and inspections of air conditioning systems.

Since 2003, the UK Government has introduced many of these principles and practices into law, largely through Part L of the Building Regulations. The EPBD is now undergoing important changes, in preparation for the launch of a new ‘recast' EPBD, possibly as early as 2010. In April 2009, the European Parliament gave strong support by a very large majority of votes in favour of the proposed changes in the recast Directive. Governments of member states are expected to give their views on the proposed changes. Once the Directive is finalised it will be left to EU members states to implement it in their own countries, ahead of a deadline which will be set by the EU.

Refrigerants - Architectural

The role of refrigerants in air conditioning systems is often underestimated by clients, who are also most likely to be tasked with procurement of air conditioning equipment. As many organisations face increasing pressure to be seen to be running an environmentally friendly business, clients are increasingly asking for air conditioning systems to prove their ‘green' credentials. However, it is important that clients are aware of the need to strike a balance between what appear to be environmentally friendly refrigerants and energy efficiency.

Energy Efficient Technologies - Architectural

The drive for energy efficiency

While Global Warming Potential (GWP) provides a standard single number for assessing a refrigerant's impact on the environment, it does not tell the whole story. Unfortunately, GWP is currently being used by environmental lobbying groups, Government and opposition parties to justify moves to ban HFC refrigerants completely.

For many organisations energy costs are still smaller than other outgoings such as staff or property, but this type of price rise has a way of catching the eye of financial directors. And the price of energy seems set to keep on rising. As well as saving money, the need to be more energy efficient is being driven by important new legislation: the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to oblige qualifying public and private sector organisations to cut carbon emissions – not only in building energy use, but other forms of carbon-producing activities including transport.

Ground Source Heat Pumps - Architectural

Water Cooled VRF systems have become increasingly popular as a number of features have made them attractive to today's clients. Recent advances in this technology mean that water cooled systems now offer heating and cooling solutions, with double heat recovery. They can also be linked to one of the most popular forms of “green” energy – using ground source applications.

This paper looks into the different types of ground coupled cooling systems covering design and application, including the ground source heat pump system and information on its performance.

Commercial Heating - Architectural

Commercial heating - finding a new approach

In the commercial sector, 55% of energy used in buildings is for heating, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Many legislative drivers are forcing building operators and owners to find new ways to reduce their energy consumption, so finding energy efficient heating technologies is an important issue. There are also strong arguments for reducing our use of primary fuels by switching to more energy efficient and renewable sources of heat for commercial buildings.

More than 5,000 UK organisations are involved in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), and between them these public and private sector bodies account for about 10% of the UK's carbon emissions. The scheme is a mixture of ‘carrot-and-stick' with financial incentives for those organisations that cut their carbon and penalties, including fines, for those that don't.

Photovoltaic Systems - Architectural

Energy from the sun

Solar power offers an alternative to fossil fuels with many benefits for the built environment. As oil and gas prices rise, using energy from the sun as a power source for our buildings is becoming an increasingly viable financial alternative.

Building integrated photovoltaic systems can provide clean, renewable power, reducing electricity bills for the end-user as well as cutting CO2 emissions. Solar power is also silent in operation, and very reliable, requiring little planned maintenance.

Incentives for domestic heat pumps - Architectural

A paper to Conference by John Kellett, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Heating Division.

A paper about air source heat pumps, and how this technology can provide a viable alternative to gas or oil-fired boiler heating systems. The paper covers: how a heat pump works, variations in heat pump technology, emitter sizing, performance data, installation costs, UK heating demand, legislation and other drivers and a renewable heat incentive example.

Air Source Heat Pumps - Architectural

In UK domestic buildings, space and water heating together account for just over 80% of energy use.* For commercial buildings this figure is 55%. With all buildings in the UK producing almost half of the country's carbon emissions, reducing the energy required to provide heat and hot water to our homes and other buildings is a vital objective for the Government.

Significantly, the Government is committed to reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with the goal of reaching an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The Future of Low Carbon Domestic Heating Presentation (sem) - Architectural

Seminar covers the need for sustainable development, the code for sustainable homes; heat pump technology and alternative 'green' heat sources, aiming at providing delegates with a better understanding of heat pump boilers and the need for sustainable heating

Part L Update - Architectural

This Mitsubishi Electric Guide to Part L is one of a series on the same topic We recommend that you also refer to these other guides to Part L, and the European Performance of Buildings Directive, as well as reading this one.

Part L of the Building Regulations is a key part of the Government's drive to reduce UK CO2 emissions and will therefore continue to develop in the coming years. The 2006 version is only the first step.

It is important for anyone working in construction to stay well informed on this area as it has a huge impact on the way buildings are designed and operated, and on the type of services equipment which will be specified. You can find copies of the legislation at www.odpm.gov.uk. It is also significant to note that in order to comply with Part L, other sources such as CIBSE Guides are required.

Controls & Monitoring - Architectural

In recent years, manufacturers of building services equipment have developed their products to reach ever-higher levels of energy efficiency. Specifiers can now select from a wide range of products that offer highly energy efficient methods of heating, ventilating and cooling buildings.

However, no matter how energy efficient the building service equipment is, it cannot operate at maximum efficiency without controls. Controls influence every aspect of a building's operation – heating and hot water; ventilation; cooling and air conditioning; lighting; windows and shading. This means that controls can monitor and control every kilowatt of energy used by the building at all times.

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