InstallerSHOW looks at future of heating in Main Stage debates
InstallerSHOW will look at the future of heating in a series of debates on the Main Stage at the award-winning show.
As the race for net zero heats up, never has the way we heat our homes and buildings been such an important topic. Especially as the UK has targets in place to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
On each day of the InstallerSHOW, Installer will host a debate covering the fuels and technologies that heating, plumbing and electrical engineers could be using in the not-so-distant future.
The role of hydrogen in a net zero UK
Tuesday 28 September at 1pm
Hydrogen boilers are a specific topic of interest for the UK Government. Boiler manufacturers already have prototype boilers that run on hydrogen gas, and there are trials and test houses now using hydrogen appliances.
The advantages are clear, as there is already a large workforce of installers who could fit these products, there will be minimal extra training for engineers, and consumers are used to boiler technology.
But as questions still remain over the production and delivery of the hydrogen gas, our expert panel will look at the role that hydrogen could play in a net zero UK.
Speakers include Clare Jackson, Low Carbon Gemserve • Jeff House, Baxi • Mark Danter, HyHouse • Andy Gibbs, Heating Engineer
Heat pumps and the electrification of heat
Wednesday 29 September at 1pm
Heat pumps will undoubtedly play a large role in heating our buildings in the future.
The Government has set air source heat pump installation targets of 600,000 per year by 2028, and a recent CCC report claiming that 3.3 million heat pumps need to be installed in existing homes by 2030.
Heat pumps are growing in popularity, especially in Europe where 1.3 million households purchased a heat pump in 2018.
But questions still remain about the ability to roll these units out to UK properties to hit these ambitious targets. Our expert panel looks at the ways we can achieve this.
Speakers include • Phil Hurley, HPA/NIBE • Nathan Van Gambling, Beta Teach
The future of BioFuels for UK properties
Thursday 30 September at 1pm
It’s genuinely accepted in the heating industry that off-grid homes will be the biggest challenge in the path to net zero.
There are over 1.5million rural off-grid homes across the UK, many of which are old historic buildings that are hard to heat due to the lack of installation.
As such, they all use fuels such as LPG, oil and coal to generate heating and hot water. The significant majority of these are higher polluting fuels with oil accounting for 1.1million homes and 170,000 with coal.
Switching the fuel they use to a BioFuel alternative, could be the simplest way to drastically reduce the carbon emissions of this type of property.
Our panel looks at the feasibility of using BioFuels in the future, and how the UK can adopt this strategy for off-grid homes.
Speakers include • Ken Cronin, UKIFDA • Sophia Haywood, Liquid Gas UK • Paul Williams, Heating Engineer
Where to watch
These sessions will run at 1pm on the Main Stage at InstallerSHOW, taking place at the Ricoh Arena Coventry from 28-30 September 2021.
Simply head to the Main Stage at the centre of the show, grab a coffee, pull up a seat and join in with the debate.