Monday 3 October 17:30 - 20:00

80 Charlotte St. + Online
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FM - ASHRAE: The role of Facilities Management in decarbonising buildings

Science & Technology

As buildings are expected to move towards 24x7 carbon-free operation, the role and importance of Facilities Management will continue to grow

As buildings are expected to move towards 24x7 carbon-free operation while maintaining comfort, health, and wellbeing, the role and importance of Facilities Management in enabling and managing this target will continue to grow. The gathering momentum of capital improvements, such as electrification of heating and addition of renewables, will increase the focus on intelligent and dynamic building operation. The technical and policy changes necessary to achieve decarbonisation, therefore, have the potential to substantially change the job profile of facilities managers. In this seminar, speakers affiliated to CIBSE and ASHRAE will present case studies of decarbonisation efforts by early adopters as well as new policies that will impact the delivery of carbon-free buildings. The discussion and case study will draw on the experiences of the speakers in delivering challenging retrofit and new projects, including the ASHRAE HQ in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

We will be joined by our speakers:


  • Parag Rastogi (organiser, MCIBSE, MASHRAE)
  • Adrian Catchpole (FCIBSE, CIBSE President-Elect)
  • Chair: Patrick Prendergast (President, ASHRAE UK London and South East chapter, MCIBSE, MASHRAE)

Core Program

A brief overview of the outputs of the ASHRAE Taskforce on Building Decarbonisation:

  • Dru Crawley (FASHRAE, Bentley Fellow, Member ASHRAE TFBD)

Putting our money where our mouth is: ASHRAE’s HQ refurbishment:

  • Ginger Scoggins (ASHRAE President-Elect and President of Engineered Designs, Inc., FASHRAE, Member ASHRAE TFBD)

Managing decarbonisation at a building level: an overview of process with case studies:

  • Phil Draper (MCIBSE, Managing Director, Twenty One Engineering and Vice Chair, CIBSE HVAC Group)

Decarbonising the operations of a century-old institutional giant: the Victoria and Albert Museum (London):

  • Mario Kokkoris (Energy and Compliance Manager at Victoria and Albert Museum)

Running order:

  • 5:00 pm: AV testing with remote speakers, arrival of in-person speakers
  • 5:30 pm: arrival of external guests
  • 5:30-5:45 pm: Introduction (Parag) and welcome (Adrian), chair’s remarks (Patrick)
  • 5:45 - 7:15 pm: Core program
  • Each speaker presents for 7-10 minutes (up to 40 minutes)
  • Q&A / panel
  • 7:15-8:30 pm: networking, drinks, and light bites

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