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IEDE academics take part in the 2020 CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symopsium

21 September 2020

The first ever virtual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium took place on 14-15 September, with participation from a number of IEDE academics.

CIBSE symposium online event - webinar screenshot

Prof Tim Dwyer, IEDE visiting Professor of Building Services Systems, chaired the first virtual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium - "Engineering Buildings, Systems and Environments for Effective Operation’.

The online event with 70 presentations from around the world attracted over 300 delegates using a novel customised app to link presentations to live Q&A’s. The symposium featured a lively real-time debate, some outstanding keynote presentations from leading industry academics and a continuing forum "Designing for building performance needs to focus on real outcomes not theoretical calculations”. The papers and presentation recordings are available online and accessible to registered delegates for three months. 

UCL was strongly represented by:

  • Tim Dwyer (Honorary Professor, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) - "Engineering Buildings, Systems and Environments for Effective Operation’;
  • Spyridon Efthymiopoulos (PhD Student, UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) - "Developing a methodology to assess mould growth hidden behind internal wall insulation”;
  • Daniel Godoy-Shimizu (Research Assistant, UCL Energy Institute) - "Examining the opportunities for improving residential buildings in London using EPCs and a fully disaggregated stock model
  • Nishesh Jain (PhD Student, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) - "Using model calibration to develop a measurement and verification framework for managing the energy performance gap in buildings
  • Dejan Mumovic (Institute Director and Professor of Building Performance Analysis, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) - "CIBSE TM 61: Operational performance of non-domestic buildings and large apartment blocks”;
  • Chryssa Thoua (PhD Student, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) - "Evidence on performance in use: Classroom air quality in two Passivhaus primary schools in the UK”. 

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