Green conference moves to Salford

Heat pump maker Stiebel Eltron's fourth annual Green Power Forum will take place at Salford University's Energy Hub on 26 January.

The Energy Hub is home to Europe's first fully sized and functioning test house built inside an environmentally controlled lab chamber. The two up, two down terrace house represents a property type that makes up 21% of the UK's housing stock. The Energy House provides a unique testing and development facility in which leading researchers can work collaboratively with industry to develop and test new technology. The university is currently testing a range of energy-saving technologies designed to be used in a retrofit marketplace. This includes new forms of under-floor heating, insulation and building control systems.

The Eco Energy Hub is also home to Green Infrastructures, an initiative supported by the European Regional Development Fund to provide dedicated business support to the regions' small business that are looking to develop, deploy and install green technologies.

Richard Fitton, Energy House technical consultant, said: "The GPF will be examining a range of microgeneration technologies and their impact on reducing carbon levels in the North West. In addition to this, we will also be hosting a session on how to sustainably retrofit existing housing stock and the support need from government to support this."

GPF Salford is aimed at facilities managers, energy managers, local authorities, housing associations, architects, installers and designers. All attending delegates will receive six hours of CPD accreditation. Presentations will be made by all members of the green supply chain, including architects, installers and manufacturers. The programme will also feature case studies of organisations which have successfully deployed the technology, resulting in job creation for the region.

Stiebel Eltron is based in Wirral and previously held the annual conference in Liverpool.

  • For further details on the event visit: Tickets are priced at £35 and are available from Artemis Media Profile on 0151 666 5777.

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