Today marks the start of the Daikin Future Thinking programme, which was created to encourage those who work in building services to think about the issues that will affect the industry in the next few years. Tonight, the first of a series of industry seminars takes place at Hotel Du Vin in Bristol. The seminar will focus on low carbon heating solutions in building design and includes keynote talk from Professor Geoff Levermore on Urban Heat Islands.
Professor Levermore’s contribution is particularly welcome and will no doubt inspire a great deal of debate. Having read Physics at Imperial college, gaining a BSc, ARCS in 1971 and his PhD, DIC, on the Johnsen-Rahbek Effect, in 1974, Professor Levermore then worked at the GEC Hirst Research Centre and then the Jules Thorn Lighting Laborator. In 1980, whilst heading the Wandsworth Energy Conservation Section he founded the London Boroughs Energy Management Group. Currently he is Chair of the CIBSE Weather Panel and Co-ordinator of the CIB Task Group21; Climatic Data for Building Services and a Lead Author on the IPCC (WG3).
Everybody at Daikin is incredibly excited to welcome Professor Levermore and look forward to him sharing his thoughts on the future of low carbon buildings with the seminar attendees.