RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable heating and cooling

A look at air source heat pumps, embodied carbon, trench heating and electrically heated glass.
Online Learning, by Grant Engineering (UK) Ltd
An overview of air source heat pump (ASHP) technology that includes what it is and how it works, basic installaton requirements, correct sizing for different applications, and relevant installation standards and regulations.

Grant Engineering has been designing and manufacturing reliable and easy-to-install heating products for four decades. Its experience encompasses everything from oil-fired condensing boilers to the very latest renewable technologies. All combine precision engineering, innovation, performance and value for money to produce sustainable heating solutions trusted by installers and householders.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Kampmann UK Ltd.
Provides an overview of the applications of modern trench heating, cooling and ventilation technology. Covers the various solutions available and how to integrate trench systems into modern architectural design in a discrete and aesthetically pleasing way. Also examines legislative and environmental issues surrounding modern trench products.

Kampmann UK is part of the Kampmann Group of companies that has its HQ in Germany. Kampmann is a leading manufacturer and global distributor of HVAC products, with Kampmann UK responsible for the distribution of products across the United Kingdom.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
An introduction to embodied carbon as a metric. Includes an overview of the Part L 2021 edition, Future Homes standard, RIBA Climate Challenge 2030, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and what an EPD is and the role it plays in calculating embodied carbon.

Unilin Insulation, formerly Xtratherm, is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of insulation. The company has a 20-plus year history of working in partnership with construction professionals to close the gap between design and as-built performance. It was the first in the UK and Ireland to be assessed and certified under the NSAI and BRE thermal modeling competency scheme.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Crystal Units Ltd
A review of heated glass technology and the benefits, performance and design flexibility it provides. Also addresses key specification considerations, where low-e heated glass can be used, and regulatory, standards and safety issues.

With three decades’ experience in the glass industry, Crystal Units’ use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative glass solutions have made it the preferred supplier for many leading architects, glazing specialists and designers. Crystal Units’ track record includes many large and demanding projects, but the company is also able to scale up or down its offering to match customer requirements.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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