Energy Conversations: Keeping Cool


It is reckoned that in the next 30 years our energy demand for cooling will exceed that for heat. However the physics and economics of this are not well understood. Cooling strategies could address the issues at a city, national and even international level, not just within individual buildings. Can we learn from other sectors such as transport and retail? Are we missing opportunities to invest in a cooling infrastructure which could be vital for the resilient city?


Gavin Thompson, Buro Happold - Chairing
Dr Tim Fox, International Ambassador, Dearman - The cold economy
Professor Andy Ford, London South Bank University - Underground heat exchange
Benjamin Lesser, Derwent London - Cooling, comfort and occupant demand
Franz Huelle, Rehau – Cooling the Underground
Patrick Bellew, Atelier Ten - Design innovation

This event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Energy Conversations is a series of informative thought-leadership discussions around the supply and use of energy. Aimed at planners, developers, designers and building occupiers, they explore key political, planning and technical issues which influence sustainable buildings. In this their third year, we are looking at City Energy strategies including Demand Management, City Heat Strategies, Transport, Energy and Waste and Keeping Cool. They are produced by The Happold Trust with ngenuity Ltd and supported by Rehau and The Building Centre.

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