The first in a new series of Energy Conversations, Beyond Control… is psychology the missing link in changing the way our buildings perform? looks at the way technology, human behaviour and even the internet is changing our approach to energy management and building performance. Is online control the medium that users have been waiting for or another technical overload? The internet is helping to move control systems out of the black box and the facility manager’s office and into the hands of building owners and users. Are these new tools and services the best way of transforming the way that buildings consume energy? We bring together social scientists and building experts to debate the pro’s and con’s of including people in the system. Are we over-designing or under-commissioning?
Professor Derek Clements-Croome, University of Reading
Sean Giblin, Cylon Controls
Robert de Jong, ULI Europe
Luke Nicholson, More Associates
Robin Nicholson, Edward Cullinan Architects
Rosemary Randall, Cambridge Carbon Footprint
Energy Conversations at the Building Centre is a series of regular talks, debates and discussions around the supply and use of energy. Aimed at developers, occupiers, designers and suppliers it will explore key political, design and technical issues which influence sustainable buildings. They are produced in association with Buro Happold on a regular basis and will also run regionally.
Free to attend, booking essential