EVENTS AND WEBINARS
A JOINT CIBSE BUILDING SIMULATION GROUP AND IBPSA-ENGLAND EVENT ON ‘ESTIMATING AIRBORNE INFECTION THROUGH SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS’ – PART 1

Recent wider acceptance of far-field being a significant, if not primary in some circumstances, transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 has thrown a late focus on how the ventilation design and operation of our buildings might support a reduction in infection rates. We have speakers from academia and industry discussing some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.
BEYOND COP26: THE ROLE OF BPS TOWARDS CLIMATE RESILIENT BUILDING DESIGN

Climate change will have significant impacts on the built environment due to the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves, floods and drought. The ambient temperature increase will impact indoor thermal conditions, space conditioning loads and associated costs and health effects across building stocks. Many buildings may not be fit for the future climate; appreciable energy efficiency improvements are still required to meet carbon emissions reduction targets for the building sector, whilst adapting buildings that are in their majority currently unprepared to cope with a warming climate. It is, therefore, imperative that the quality, design and operation of buildings is optimised in order to increase their climate resilience whilst simultaneously reducing fuel poverty and associated health inequalities.
This webinar will explore building performance simulation methods, tools and datasets that could be employed to assess the impact of climate change on building performance, with a focus on indoor environmental conditions and energy use, and the optimisation of climate change adaptation solutions.
IBPSA-ENGLAND / CIBSE BSG EVENT: ESTIMATING AIRBORNE INFECTION THROUGH SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS – PART 2

The built environment sector has been impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ventilation of buildings has been identified as one of the most important measures for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and had thus become part of the international COVID-19 management strategy.
This part 2 of the joint event by IBPSA-England and CIBSE Building Simulation Group will present some of the latest knowledge and developments in this area with speakers from academia and industry discussing some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.

The event will showcase UK and international examples of the use of ventilation modelling and simulation within research and practical applications that have: contributed to our understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted our spaces; supported the formulation of recommendations and policy on mitigating it’s spread and making buildings ‘COVID-safe’;
informed plans to open our buildings up while ensuring occupant health and wellbeing.

WEBINAR: DIGITAL TWINNING IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Digital Twin technology is an emerging concept that has become the centre of attention for industry and, in more recent years, academia. The Digital Twin is defined extensively but is best described as the effortless integration of data between a physical and virtual machine in either direction. It can tackle the challenge of seamless integration between IoT and data analytics through the creation of a connected physical and virtual twin. This webinar will present some of the latest knowledge and developments in this area with speakers from academia and industry discussing the role of Digital Twinning in the built environment.
WEBINAR: NON-DOMESTIC HEAT PUMPS

Heat pumps have an important role in decarbonising in both domestic and non-domestic contexts. This joint IBPSA-England, CIBSE Building Simulation Group and CIBSE HVAC Group webinar focus on Heat Pumps in Non-Domestic Context. Program:

  1. Uncertainty-based optimal energy retrofit for building heat electrification with enhanced energy flexibility and climate adaptability by Dr Chaoqun Zhuang, The Alan Turing Institute
  2. Application of heat pumps in commercial application by Phil Draper, Twenty-One Engineering
  3. Optimising performance in the design of heat pumps systems by Richard Brimfield, Ridge & Partners
WEBINAR: APPLICATION OF BPS IN CARE HOMES

About this event: This webinar will explore the application of building performance simulation in improving indoor environmental conditions in care homes.

Program:
Presentation 1: Building Performance Analysis for the Attenuation of Dementia-Related Incidents of Aggression by Dr Neveen Hamza

Presentation 2: Monitoring and Modelling the Risk of Summertime Overheating in UK Care Homes by Prof Rajat Gupta and Dr Anna Mavrogianni