This week Luke Mitchell CEng, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Waldeck, chaired a technical session on Energy Independence at the Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) Build2Perform Live 2018.

CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live 2018 is held at the London Olympia and claims to be the UK’s the most informative, varied and interesting building performance event in the calendar, boasting 80+ hours of CIBSE approved CPD, 90+ speakers, 2000 attendees and 60 exhibitors.

The event was dedicated to helping built environment professionals and the wider supply chain improve efficiency and save money through effective building services, with specialist speakers invited from across the built environment.

Chairing the session on Energy Independence, Luke shared:

“Following the recent near miss on gas supply shortage, it is now time for engineers to take a lead role in making changes to our building systems and designs, to actively create energy independence, and future proof our economy.”

“Moreover, the effects of future changes in fuel prices will largely depend on the electricity generation mix. The Government has stated that it does not want to be over reliant on one technology and this push towards a diverse portfolio is part of our industries responsibility to try and make this happen.

“Overall, the Build2Perform event was an engrossing two days highlighting insight into better performing buildings, there was a focus on occupant wellbeing and why we need to challenge conventional thinking on building design and use. There was some fascinating research and case studies being showcased highlighting that meeting design standards does not necessarily mean performance in use.

“Additionally, there was a good balance of diverse exhibitors, seminars and CPD sessions. The event helps our industry professionals generate inspired design ideas and avenues of exploration, energised by the creativity and passion here for improving the built environment.”

To talk to Luke more about energy independence and the topics discussed within the session, please call 08450 990285.