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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides a strategic overview to the project. It consists of the Management Committee plus Industrial, NGO, EPSRC and Government representatives that meet every six months for progress briefings, feedback, and discussion of future research directions.

The Management Committee oversees the research and dissemination activities, external relations, project progress against milestones, IP management, financial management etc. of the Centre and comprises:

The Board has a chair selected from outside the MC (Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE) with the Project Manager acting as secretary. In the event of disagreement among the MC, the Chair of the Board and, if need be, the entire Board will act as an impartial arbiter.

Members of the Advisory Board are ETI (Energy Technologies Institute), HPA (Heat Pumps Association), Delta EE, The Cooperative Estates, ASDA, DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), E.ON, Operational Intelligence, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), National Grid and British Gas.

The Board also has international membership: Dr. Stephen White, Energy for Buildings Manager, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship, Australia, Prof. Mario Motta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and Dr. Peter Schossig, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany, who attend annually and participate electronically at other times. This has the advantages of ensuring that our approach is not too insular and of improving international dissemination.


Latest progress

Click here to view the latest update of the work carried out by our research team presented in our last Advisory Board in October 2017 at Loughborough University.

Advances in Heat Exchangers for Heating and Cooling

On the 8th March the SIRACH Network will visit the Kelvion research and development laboratory in Fareham for an event that will focus on advances in heat exchangers for heating and cooling.

The visit will include a tour of the state-of-the-art testing facility which includes testing equipment such as an air flow test rig, an inner calorimeter room, an environmental test chamber, as well as a connected, smaller air flow test chamber to enable testing of heat transfer coefficients.

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