Heat as a Service: Understanding Evidence Needs and Research Gaps

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 16 September 2019
IVUGER , London South Bank University, United Kingdom

A team of UKERC-funded researchers would like to invite you to attend the workshop, Heat as a Service: Understanding Evidence Needs and Research Gaps. Heat as a Service (HaaS) models, which provide heat as a packaged service rather than simply as units of fuel, are receiving increased attention in terms of their potential to support a step-change in the rate of heat decarbonisation. The first local UK trial of heat as a service launched in February 2019. However, there is limited evidence on how such business models might develop, their role in decarbonisation, the challenges of consumer engagement, and regulatory or policy needs for a wider roll-out.

The workshop will gather approx. 30 participants from academic, industry, and civil society sectors with the aim to identify the evidence needs, benefits and barriers of HaaS models. The workshop will be held on 16th September 2019 (Monday) from 10am to 1pm at London South Bank University, followed by lunch.

This event is supported by the UKERC-funded IVUGER network. The network launched a collaboration between energy researchers from the University of Newcastle, University of Exeter, Anglia Ruskin University, The University of Manchester, and London South Bank University to explore heat decarbonisation through HaaS.

To confirm your attendance, please register at https://ivuger-haas-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk. If you have questions or need more information, you can contact Dr Zoya Pourmirza at zoya.pourmirza@newcastle.ac.uk. Places are limited on this workshop but please feel free to share the event with relevant colleagues. 

There are a limited number of travel and/or additional childcare bursaries of up to £100 available for those without institutional support. If you would like to apply for a bursary please indicate this when booking and the event team will contact you to confirm.