Innovation in the De-carbonisation of Heat Seminar - #FoSB

  • Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 09:30 to Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 09:30
  • Smith & Williamson, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS1 6NA
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • 0117 945 8730
  • SME, Start Up, Individuals, Business, Sustainable Businesses, Energy, Construction, Heat Pumps, Travel, Transport, International Trade, Universities, Students


The Future Economy Network is proud to be presenting this seminar with subscribers and sponsors Kensa Contracting. They will be joined by representatives from Willmott Dixon.

What is the future of heating beyond the gas grid? With nearly half of the final energy consumed in the UK used to provide heat, the decarbonisation of heat is crucial to achieving our carbon neutral ambitions. This enlightening workshop explores the theory and practice of the electrification of heat with sustainable district ground source heat pumps, and the emerging role of smart technology to deliver powerful energy systems that are fit and ready for a low carbon future.

Alasdair Donn, Willmott Dixon, will be providing a contractors view on the delivery of GSHP installations in the context of a case study of the 133 home development at Ashton Rise, where the client is Bristol City Council. 


9:30 – 9:55 – Registration and coffee

9:55 – 10:00 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network

10:00 – 10:10 – Introduction from Smith & Williamson

10:10 – 10:30 – David Broom, Kensa Contracting

10:30 – 10:50 – Alasdair Donn, Willmott Dixon

10:50 – 11:10 – Guest of Kensa Contracting

11:10 – 11:30 – Guest of Kensa Contracting

11:30 – 11:55 – Panel Discussion

11:55 – 12:00 – Closing remarks

12:00 – 12:30 – Networking

After 12:30 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square (see below)


As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square. 


David Broom, Technical Sales, Kensa Contracting

Specialising in large scale technical sales to the new build and retrofit markets, David's in depth knowledge of both commercial implications and practical considerations afford him a position as a ground source heat pump expert.

The Future Economy Group are working with carbon offset provider, The Converging World to calculate Festival attendee’s carbon footprint. Attendees for the seminars have the option to add this to their ticket price when completing their Eventbrite booking, with a suggested donation of £1 per attendee. It is hoped that this will help those attending to consider their carbon footprint in their everyday activities. For those who decide against offsetting their carbon, The Future Economy Group will make their payment. All payments will be made to our chosen charity, The Converging World. Find out more information here.

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