* 10 October 2017 - Inauguration of the ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter


http://ukmidlands.ashraechapters.org/wiki/lib/images/smaller.gif The ASHRAE UK Midlands Section is the first ASHRAE group in the UK. In principle, it covers Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Huntingdonshire and Rutland. However, if you are an ASHRAE member and are currently in the UK, you are much welcome to join us and attend our events.

Timeline of @ASHRAEUKMids

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Our MSc Student paper competition finals showcase is happening on Tuesday 3rd September at Loughborough. Also two g… https://t.co/11REVs2piJ
About 2 weeks, 6 days ago by: ASHRAE UK Midlands (@ASHRAEUKmids)

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RT @ASHRAEUKmids: Our MSc Student paper competition showcase is happening on 3rd September at Loughborough. Still time to enter. Top prize…
About 3 weeks, 2 days ago by: ASHRAE UK Midlands (@ASHRAEUKmids)

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Our MSc Student paper competition showcase is happening on 3rd September at Loughborough. Still time to enter. Top… https://t.co/C83v2VTHyW
About 4 weeks ago by: ASHRAE UK Midlands (@ASHRAEUKmids)

2017-18 Committee

  • President: Mick Holland
  • President-elect: Yi Zhang
  • Vice President: Stephen Gill
  • Treasurer: Mahroo Eftekhari
  • Secretary: Ljubomir Jankovic
  • Board of Governors: Dennis Loveday, Alan Logan, Mick Holland, James Sheehan, Malcolm Cook, Ljubomir Jankovic, Victoria Haines, Stephen Gill, Edward Murphy, Yi Zhang, Mahroo Eftekhari, Rob McLeod, Eleonora Brembilla, Elli Nikolaidou, Vijay Srikandarajah, Zhongshi Yu, Tom Corbett


ASHRAE started in 1894 and is 'a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment'. It has more than 54,000 members worldwide who focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. ASHRAE carries out research, writes standards, publishes papers and articles, and provides certification and education.

Forthcoming events

10 Apr 2018 - De Montfort University

Blockchain for the Energy Sector

Joint meeting with IOR and the local EI event: Jon Ferris, Strategy Director at Electron, will talk about the new way of energy transaction through Blockchain and how the energy industry will need to adapt to new methods of co-operation.

Time: 19.00 - 21.00

Location: Hugh Aston Building, Room 2.06

Free to register at https://www.energyinst.org/events/view/5111

19 Apr 2018 - Loughborough University

The future of our industry

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture by Tim Wentz, ASHRAE President 2016-17.

This presentation will explore some of the emerging trends and technologies that will likely shape our future. As with any dramatic change, both danger and opportunity will manifest themselves, requiring us to create innovative, imaginative approaches to seize the opportunities.

Free to register at https://bit.ly/2uE7mle

16 May 2018 - Loughborough University

Sublime chaos in construction

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture by Richard Rooley FRENG FASHRAE: “Sublime chaos in construction: Each profession and trade as a strange and dominant attractor

Details of the talk and the registration link will be available, soon.

Coming up: A research seminar hosted by Loughborough University and the ASHRAE UK Midlands Student Branch

To be confirmed - Loughborough University

NZEB at CEPT University – A Living Laboratory for Building Energy-efficiency”, by Yash Shukla, Technical Director at Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy, CEPT University.

  • Date/Time: TBC
  • Location: TBC

Yash Shukla is Technical Director (Energy Systems) at Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE), CEPT University. He is responsible for state-of-the-art performance characterization laboratories at CARBSE. He is part of a Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) research team at CARBSE and leads research in the areas of calibration of simulation models and building management systems. He is also Student Activities (SA) chair in ASHRAE – Western India Chapter (WIC).

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Recent events

5 April 2018 - Arden Hotel, Birmingham

Challenges & learning from the remote monitoring & analysis of refrigeration systems

IOR, BSRA and ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter organized this joint event: Energy usage is the greatest contributor to the total lifecycle cost of a refrigeration system, however, it is often overlooked due to the service provider treating it as a low priority or not knowing what action to take to improve on performance. A solution is to have the equipment continuously monitored remotely by specialist software which alerts the operator to poor performance. This talk provides an in-depth understanding of equipment behaviour and enables targeted maintenance activities to achieve the best energy efficiency.

7 February 2018 - Charnwood Brewery, Loughborough

Tour and Beer Tasting

Our ASHRAE Student Branch organised a social/fundraising event in Charnwood Brewery (https://www.charnwoodbrewery.co.uk/), including a tour of the brewery, beer tasting, and snacks.

16 January 2018 - De Montfort University

Energy Efficient Buildings and the Role of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter and Energy Institute East Midlands welcome you to this joint event on how Building Information Modelling can help to narrow the ‘performance gap’ between predictions of building energy use and the reality in practice, given by Dr Painter of De Montfort University and Mr Alex Mitchell of Pick Everard. The speakers will explain how building designers use computer models to predict energy use, the typical sources of inaccuracy of some of these models and how BIM can help to remedy these.

15 Nov 2017 - Loughborough University

Zero Carbon Buildings Evening

ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter and Energy Institute East Midlands organized this joint event with two talks: “Design and operation of zero carbon GlaxoSmithKline Elipta Compliance Building” by Dr Rosi Fieldson, Sustainability Manager, Simons Group, and “Designing zero carbon buildings using dynamic simulation methods – a book launch” by Prof Lubo Jankovic, Director, Zero Carbon Lab, Birmingham City University.

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This event is sponsored by Simons Group

10 Oct 2017 - Loughborough University

ASHRAE Presidential Lecture

The influence of occupant behaviour on indoor environment and energy use in buildings” by Professor Bjarne W. Olesen Ph.D., ASHRAE President 2017-2018.

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13 Sep 2017 - Loughborough University

CIBSE EM and ASHRAE UK Midlands Joint Event

CIBSE Presidential Lecture by Peter Y Wong, BSc, LLB, LLM, FCIBSE, FHKIE, FIET, Chartered Engineer, R.P.E (Ell, Bss), CIBSE President, 2017. And “Heat Network Performance and Overheating in Residential Buildings” by Matthew Maskell, Applications Engineer, Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation (GDHV)

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This event is sponsored by The Glen Dimplex Group

13 Jul 2017 - Loughborough University

UK Midlands Student Night

Organized by the ASHRAE UK Midlands Student Branch, the evening saw presentations from nine rising stars in ASHRAE talking about their research. Presenters include Ismanizam Abd-Manaf, Xiaoyan Luo, Francisco M Funes Garrido, Ziqiao Li, Vivi Vatougiou, Argyris Oraiopoulos, Eleonora Brembilla, Thomas Corbett, Charalampos Angelopoulos.

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17 May 2017 - Birmingham City University

Advances in Building Simulation and BIM

This one-day seminar incorporating an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture by Dennis Knight included presentations from seven leading and innovative building simulation software vendors. It was attended by over 130 delegates. Video recordings of the talks are available on Youtube.

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This event is sponsored by Sefaira UK Ltd, Bentley Systems Int Ltd, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd, EQUA Simulation AB, DesignBuilder Software Ltd, Tian Building Engineering UG, and Energy Simulation Solutions Ltd.

15 Feb 2017 - Sheffield Hallam University

ASHRAE UK Midlands and CIBSE Yorkshire Joint Event

The evening entitled “Commercial Buildings; Redefining Performance In-Use” included two speakers, Ian Ellison, a partner at 3edges, and Edward Murphy, founder of Ollio, on the hot topic of the building performance gap. Approaching the problem from very different directions, they have both arrived at similar views in suggesting the solutions lie outside of architects and designers normal fields of view.

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For more details and the previous events, Go to the Events Page