Thamesmead Seminar and Tour: Breaking the Mould! - London
About the project
Peabody is one of the largest and oldest housing associations in London with around 55,000 properties to manage. Peabody identified that, every year, they have a large number of repair calls logged for issues linked with Condensation, Damp and Mould (CD&M).
In particular the properties in Thamesmead area were having a very large number of complaints lodged against them, with large associated repair costs. This was an issue which had been on-going for almost twenty years.
Peabody instructed the services of Dr Peter Rickaby who devised an evidence-based strategy, designed to manage CD&M systematically and focus on homes that will not be refurbished or replaced for some time. CD&M risk assessments and surveys are used to identify homes for a range of interventions, including energy advice, smart heating controllers and demand-controlled mechanical extract ventilation, in various combinations.
Evaluation of the first phase of the programme indicates that it is effective in reducing CD&M and increasing the affordability of heating with the potential to improve health outcomes for residents.
About the event
This seminar and tour looks at what the issues were, how they were identified, how they were overcome, and of course the conclusion.
There will be presentations from Senior Sustainability Officer at Peabody Nadira Moreea; Partnership Manager at Switchee Ben Malton; UK Sales and Operations Manager Vince House and Peter King of Aereco.
The speakers will explain how the CD&M Strategy has been developed, piloted, evaluated and implemented by a multi-disciplinary team including Peabody’s staff (the sustainability team, project managers, surveyors and energy advisors), technical consultants, and why Switchee and Aereco were chosen to help deliver the resolution to these issues.
This will be followed by a tour of Thamesmead lasting approx. 1 hr including time for questions.
14.15 Peter King - Strategy Outline and Thamesmead Background
CD&M issues at Thamesmead, and features of the evidence-based strategy developed to tackle CD&M.
14.40 Nadira Moreea – Peabody – Energy Advice
The importance of households receiving tailored energy advice to improve moisture management, improve comfort and reduce the risk of fuel poverty in a home.
14.45 Ben Malton – Switchee – Intro and Description of Smart Heating Controller
The use of Switchee, a Smart Thermostat with additional sensors, to guide investment and repairs decision making, identity property and resident conditions (condensation damp and mould, potential fuel poverty etc), give ongoing easy to use data to help monitor the property in to the future and validate the remedial actions taken by the housing provider.
15.00 Peter King – Aereco – Delivery, Installation and Aereco Quality Standard
The Aereco Quality Standard was fundamental in delivering this complex and demanding strategy. Aereco's Demand Control Ventilation system ensures the ventilation rates can manage the IAQ effectively and efficiently, with no noise or user intervention ensuring the systems remain operational at all times.
15.20 Vince House – Aereco – Monitoring and Results
All systems installed have met the requirements of the CD&M specification. The monitoring and POE have been very successful and will be explained in more detail in this presentation.
15.40 Refreshments and Questions
16.10 Visit to Properties and Site Tour
Please note timings and speakers can be subject to change
Book 3 places for the price of 2! Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free.
Travel and parking
Nearest Station : Abbey Wood. 10 minute walk - Direct Trains from Charing Cross, Cannon Street and London Bridge.
Parking: There are no parking restrictions in the area. Wolvercote Road has plenty of parking spaces available.
Dr Peter Rickaby, Architect and retrofit risk management specialist
Peter trained as an architect at Cambridge University and gained a doctorate in energy studies from the Open University. He was a Director of Rickaby Thompson Associates Energy + Sustainability Consultants for thirty-five years, and is now semi-retired and works as an independent consultant. He has written, co-authored or edited most of the published technical guidance on energy efficiency in housing in the UK. He contributed to three work-streams of the Each Home Counts review and was a member of the Implementation Board.
Peter Chairs the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group, which is charged with developing a framework of technical standards for retrofit, and he is Technical Author of PAS 2035 Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency: Specification and Guidance. In January 2019, Peter will take up a position as a Director of the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings, at UCL.
Nadira Moreea, Senior Sustainability Officer, Peabody
Nadira has been working in the sustainability sector for the past 10 years, and in an energy behavioural change role for the past 8 years. She manages Peabody’s home energy advice service which supports residents to; mitigate fuel poverty through tailored energy and water efficiency advice, to reduce the risk of damp and mould in homes, to alleviate energy and water debts, and to access energy grants and reduced water tariffs.
Ben Malton, Partnership Manager, Switchee
It’s over 30 years since I entered the Housing Sector and still today delivering fantastic customer services, efficiency and sustainability via technology enabled services is embedded within my DNA.
Innovation, customer well-being, social impact, advocacy and retention are an absolute driver for me. Developing lasting relationships built upon trust, understanding and delivery through partnerships is what invigorates me.
Vince House, UK Sales and Operations Manager, Aereco limited
Vince has been in the heating and ventilation industry for 20 years, this time has been split between manufacturers and contractors, giving a good balance of experience of the supply chain and delivery side.
Vince has been working predominantly within the social housing sector for the last 11 years, he is passionate about energy efficiency, and delivering a quality end product.
Peter King, UK Sales and Operations Manager, Aereco limited
Peter has over 20 years’ experience within the Ventilation industry in both the commercial and domestic sectors covering all aspects of its delivery from design to manufacture to installation and commissioning.
For the past 8 years Peter has worked for Aereco Ltd and been one of the leading advocates for Demand Controlled Ventilation within the UK.
Aereco invented and are the market leaders in Demand Controlled Ventilation. For over 30 years they have been at the forefront in understanding and controlling IAQ in buildings. With systems in millions of homes all over the world, they bring an unrivalled practical experience of DCV.
What did delegates say about previous training sessions?
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"
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