It was great to accompany Dr. Eleonora Brembilla to the CIBSE Council Meeting and President’s Dinner. In the council meeting, it was great to hear about the variety of activities being championed by the Hong Kong, Ireland, ANZ, and UAE Regions, the newly minted Inclusivity Guidelines, the new Mission, Vision, Values, and Purpose of CIBSE, as well as the plans for the Future Homes Standards Consultation. The dinner was a lovely and celebratory affair.
I’ll be giving a talk about building energy flexibility at the powerswarm meeting at the Energy Systems Catapult.
Update: I had a great time at the Powerswarm meeting. I was accompanied by a diverse set of speakers discussing how to incorporate hydrogen into the current gas network, energy system transition pathways for each EU country, the successful Freedom project which demonstrated the ability to implement demand response with hybrid heating systems in ~500 homes, and what policy measures needed to achieve the energy transition faster than the current rate which would result in a transition in 1,000 to 2,000 years!
The slides to the talks as well as video will be available on the powerswarm website.
I was at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to discuss the objectives of a forthcoming annex on Energy Flexibility, Communities, and Resilient Energy Networks.
Rami presented ongoing work around energy flexibility at the IBPSA Building Simulation Conference in Rome. This was also the launch of the Building Simulation and Optimisation Conference which was a great success.
I visited the Urban Informatics Lab led by Rishee Jain at Stanford University & Michael Wetter and Tianzhen Hong in the Building Technologies and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Great chats around the trade off between energy efficiency and flexibility, IBPSA Project 1, model selection for urban scale modellings, and flexibility metrics.