The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, taking place at ExCeL London from 23-25 January 2018, is set to shine a spotlight on ‘well buildings’ as part of its highly anticipated Industry Insight Series.

Offering a wide range of services to help companies improve the design, build and operation of buildings, member-based association BSRIA has announced itself as an ‘official supporter’ of The HVAC & Refrigeration Show, with building sustainability engineer Dr Michelle Agha Hossein also speaking at the event.

In addition to 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. Hossein will present on how a building can be measured for ‘wellness’ and its impact on the ‘wellness’ of the occupants.

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.”

Event manager, Karena Cooper, commented: “We are pleased 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.”

Joining the debate

Dr Michelle Agha Hossein will be joined on the panel by Paul Huggins, associate director of programmes at The Carbon Trust. Huggins heads up the Trust’s services that deliver market transformation in the built environment and process industry technologies.

Also confirmed is Simon Wyatt, partner at Cundall, an international multidisciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe. He said: “Cundall is in a unique place as we currently have the only WELL Building Standard Certified office in the UK and we are just about to certify the first WELL Platinum rated building outside of the US. We are part of the WELL faculty helping to develop the new standard as well as FitWel ambassadors.”

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is in talks with a further two high profile speakers to join the ‘Well Buildings’ discussion and will reveal their names in the coming weeks.

Going global

The Show has forged a number of media partnerships in its quest to spread the word about the UK’s leading role in the global HVACR market.

One such partnership is with the highly respected Japanese Air Conditioning News (JARN).

European editor, Susan Phalippou, commented: “JARN is delighted to be a Media Partner of The HVAC & Refrigeration Show. With the cutting-edge London venue, and an impressive line-up of exhibitors and an equally impressive array of activities, we believe that the show will provide loads of commercial opportunities and is not to be missed. New facets of the 2018 edition of the show include working lunches, and the three-day programme to unfold in the Training and Development Theatre, sponsored by Toshiba, will feature invited speakers from the UK, and European associations, with the UK Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) at the forefront.”

Registration has only been open for a few weeks but already The HVAC & Refrigeration Show is proving to be a huge hit. A number of high profile companies have registered to including Network Rail, Aldi, National Grid, Bosch and John Lewis.