Integrating Building Services - a practical perspective - Online

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This training session combines both the theory and practical aspects of building services and is therefore ideal for those who want information they can apply directly to their work such as architects, builders, contractors and engineers.

About the session

To get the best from building services - and to ensure that they work at optimum efficiency - it is essential that heating, controls and ventilation systems are designed to work together.

For example, heat pumps installations are becoming increasingly common but without good design input, the system may well operate under par and may use much more energy than is necessary.

Rob Edwardes, director of GR Edwardes - Electrical, Plumbing and Renewable Energy contractors - will explain that the goal is not about ‘quick wins’ but to reduce overall kWhr consumption.

The first part of the session covers the schematics and characteristics of common technologies of heating systems and includes:

  • Different types of heating systems
    - Electric (Direct)
    - Electric (Indirect)
    - Oil/Gas (system)
    - Oil/Gas (combination)
    - Renewable technologies
  • Different types of heat emitters (indirect system)
    - Radiators, Fan convectors, UFH, Plinth heaters, skirting radiators
  • The real cost of each technology
  • The importance of forecasting energy & running costs and carbon emissions

The second part of the session on ‘Energy: measuring, controlling and valuing it’ includes all aspects of control systems such as:

  • Schematics and worked examples
  • Advantages of combining technology
  • Costs associated with combining technology
  • Incentives and energy savings

There will be a Q&A session before the training finishes.

To secure your place, please book via the Register now button.  N.B. Free attendance for our FutureProof FABS - booking required due to limited places.

About the trainer

Robert Edwardes is director of GR Edwardes Ltd - Electrical, Plumbing and Renewable Energy contractors.

  • Director of GR Edwardes Ltd since 2009
  • MCS approved installer since 2009
  • NiC EIC approved contractor
  • Gas safe registered business up until 2018 when company redirected to focus on renewable technologies & energy efficiency
  • Panasonic pro partner
  • Solar edge approved installer
  • OLEV approved for electric vehicle charging points
  • Based in Dorset est. 1988


  • Electrical 18th edition
  • City & guilds qualified electrician
  • Logic certified water regs
  • Part L - energy efficiency
  • Solar PV installer
  • Solar thermal installer
  • Heat pump installer
  • G3 - vented & unvented hw systems

GR Edwardes Ltd specialises in the installation and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and renewable energy systems with particular specialisms in the integration of services and the compliance of energy efficiency & building regulations. Clients range from domestic homeowners/consumers, builders, developer, architects, leisure parks, offices, farmers, including clients such as the Duchy of Cornwall.

The Futureproof initiative in the West of England region connects homeowners needing energy-saving refurbishments with builders skilled in sustainable construction. This session is offered FREE to builders and trades registered for training as Futureproof Associate Builders (FABs) For enquiries or to apply for FREE Futureproof training, visit or email

December 11th, 2020 8:30 AM through 11:30 AM
Online Training
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Members £ 37.50
Non-Members £ 52.50

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