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Step out of the cold: BSRIA speaking at the HVAC & Refrigeration 2018 ShowNovember 2017

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Sustainable Building Consultant, BSRIA

BSRIA is delighted to be speaking at and supporting The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, being staged from Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th January 2018 at ExCeL, London. With a growing line up of fantastic exhibitors and brand partners, the UK’s only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors will attract visitors from a wide range of sectors, including building services, central/local government, retail, leisure, hospitality, transport, manufacturing, healthcare, education, utilities and more.

2018 will also see the launch of a new sector – refrigerated and chilled food transportation.

In addition to seeing leading companies exhibiting top brand products, visitors will benefit from a number of exciting feature areas, including the new Industry Insight Series, a three-day series of live talks and discussions on future industry issues, presented by a panel of guest speakers.

BSRIA’s Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Building Sustainability Engineer, will present on how a building can be measured for the “wellness” and its impact on the “wellness” of the occupants. There are new wellbeing measurement methodologies entering the market place and it is the “buzz word” in workplace management circles.

The event will also include the series launch of the 2018 national SkillFRIDGE competition, together with working lunches for sponsors and invited guests and a three day CPD accredited seminar programme with speakers invited from UK and European Associations. The Institute of Refrigeration will hold its annual conference at the show on Thursday 25th January: tickets are available now.

Graeme Owen, Marketing Services Manager, BSRIA

Graeme Owen, Marketing Services Manager, BSRIA, said:

“BSRIA is delighted to be supporting The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. We especially like the look of the show changes which should attract a wider audience and help to support best practice for a more joined up industry.

The three day series of live debates on key issues, including ‘Smart cities – future markets’; looks particularly interesting. Along with the CPD accredited programmes in two seminar theatres – the HVACR Theatre and the Training & Skills Theatre.

We are also delighted to be fielding a world-renowned expert speaker in Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein who will consider wellbeing within a building and the domino effect of the importance of this.”

Karena Cooper, event manager, The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, said:

“We are delighted that BSRIA has chosen to support The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. This is a new association for us and a very important one at that. BSRIA’s work is well known within our industry and provides an independent opinion in construction and buildings services.”

Biography – Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein

Michelle is an engineer and a researcher with experience in building performance evaluation in terms of energy consumption, indoor environmental quality and occupants’ satisfaction and productivity. She completed her doctorate degree in 2014. Her doctorate research project was focused on post occupancy evaluation in offices. Michelle also has experience in designing low-rise buildings and construction site management.

Michelle joined BSRIA’s Sustainable Construction Group in July 2014 to provide consultancy services on Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) and other Soft Landings activities. Michelle runs BSRIA’s Soft Landings Network and Buildings for Wellbeing Network and also sits on the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group Committee.

The show is being organised by Datateam – a communications business with a product portfolio covering six business-to-business and healthcare sectors. Established in 1988, it has expanded over the years and now has over 50 publications, website, events and awards.


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