Bite-Size Session: Overheating: Evaluating Thermal Comfort - Bristol
With more frequent heat waves and the increasing glazed areas in buildings the need to evaluate thermal comfort is greater than ever. This seminar will explain the factors that effect thermal comfort in buildings, how it is calculated and how we assist in designing buildings to maximise occupant comfort. We will also be looking at how energy efficiency measures and higher external temperatures (due to urbanisation and projected climate change) are increasing the risk of overheating in buildings and exactly what it is that we can do about it.
The Green Register and eight associates have worked together for many years to promote the benefits of robust ecological assessments, sustainable masterplanning and green infrastructure.
About the speakers
Chris specialises in building performance analysis and energy strategy consultancy on projects of all scales. This comprises building fabric engineering and design solutions to reduce energy consumption, improve thermal comfort and increase development’s resilience. He places importance on optimising occupant comfort and wellbeing within buildings through dynamic simulation analyses and the application of Systems Thinking.
He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager, On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor, Non-Domestic Energy Assessor, CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional and BREEAM Accredited Professional.
Yiota is the team’s specialist in thermal performance modelling and moisture transmission in buildings, and provides specialist building fabric consulting for low energy schemes. She has extensive experience in thermal bridging analysis of building elements, systems and junctions. She provides consultancy services that aim to optimise the building fabric to reduce heat losses and condensation risks. Furthermore, Yiota undertakes dynamic modelling of buildings to provide advice in relation to energy consumption, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, overheating and daylighting. One of Yiota’s specialisms is daylight and sunlight and how development can be design to maximise light quality and visual comfort for all stakeholders.
Yiota is an Architect by background, is a Certified Passive House Designer and holds an MSc in Energy and Efficient Environmental Building Design from Lund University, Sweden.
What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?
"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"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"
More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 2 sessions to qualify for membership.
All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.
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Bristol, BS1 5AN