Zero Carbon Homes Webinar Series powered by Elemental

13–27, October 2021, Online

About the series 

In one of the most pivotal years in our history in combating the catastrophic impact of climate change BEAMA and elemental have partnered to deliver a series of talks on the UK’s requirement to retrofit millions of homes by 2050, installing low carbon heating in order to meet Net Zero.  These talks address the wide spread delivery challenge facing the industry and we invite you to join us in discussing a way forward for our sector as we harness the opportunities for wide spread emission reduction in the UK and the improved health and wellbeing of UK householders.   

Each event is supported by a BEAMA publication which will be published on the 11th October and available to view on the Net Zero hub here.

Find out more information about the Zero Carbon Homes Sessions and to register below:

Delivering 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028

13th October - 1pm-2pm

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Delivering the UK’s Net Zero target will require the retrofit of millions of homes across the UK.  As part of this we know low carbon electric heating will play an integral role in achieving this target.  During this event we will take a closer look at the rollout of electric heating,  and specifically the Government target for the rollout of Heat Pumps in the UK by 2028.  How achievable is this under current market circumstances and what is required from industry to ensure capacity for this rollout is enabled?

Thermal storage – a vital component for zero carbon homes

14th October - 1pm-2pm

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In the next hour we will be discussing how thermal storage is essential to providing the flexibility we need for a zero-carbon electricity system, and the benefits it can bring to UK homes.

We will discuss different forms of thermal storage, how to reverse the decline of domestic hot water cylinders in homes, and how the people who actually live in homes with thermal storage can save money while contributing to a cleaner, greener and more efficient energy system. We’ll look at some of the technical and non-technical barriers to thermal storage and consider ways to make this important technology a central part of the home of the future.

The power at our fingertips – heating controls for zero carbon homes 

19th October - 1pm-2pm

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In this webinar we look at the energy saving opportunity from heating controls in homes. We know it will be crucial to harness these savings to ensure the UK can meet Net Zero by 2050 and enable consumers to reduce their energy consumption. Upgrading the existing 23million homes across the UK currently heated by gas to best practice controls has the potential to reduce UK CO2 emission by 11million tonnes per year,  saving householders £2billion on their fuel bills. Join us to discuss the way forward for the market and consumer uptake between now and 2050. 

Net Zero Healthy Homes – the wider benefits of home improvements for health 

22nd October - 11.00am-12.00pm -

As we look at the prospect of retrofitting millions of homes across the UK between now at 2050 how can we harness the potential to improve the overall health and wellbeing of households.  Solutions for reducing emissions from our properties should be viewed alongside other associated upgrades that can be made to improve the health of the UK population. Net Zero is about creating warm and comfortable homes for the future and we know that improved ventilation in properties is necessary alongside energy efficiency improvements to avoid problems of poor indoor air quality. There can also be options to look at the wider wellbeing of occupants, including  through the widespread deployment of connectivity in our homes. Join us to discuss this important topic and look at options to ensure a national retrofit program linked to Net Zero can improve the health and wellbeing of all involved.

Reducing the cost of net Zero  - system improvements for low carbon heating 

25th October - 11.00am-12.00pm

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System improvements can significantly reduce the cost of low carbon heating and so it’s vital we look at a strategy to optimise control and the efficient operation of UK residential heating systems as part of the wider plans for UK retrofit programs.  This isn’t just about installation and retrofit but about the longer term maintenance and servicing of our homes to ensure their efficiency is optimised to save on customer bills and ensure emissions savings are guaranteed for the future. Measures to improve system efficiency have the potential to reduce current gas consumptions for heating and hot water by 22%. How do we take steps now to deliver system efficiency as we look to new low carbon solutions for heating our homes? Join us to discuss this important topic.  

Home electrical infrastructure of the future – how Net Zero is changing the electrical foundations in our homes

26th October  - 1pm-2pm

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Home electrical infrastructure of the future - how Net Zero is changing the electrical foundations in our homes:

Here we will be discussing how the UK Government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 may impact the homes we currently live in and our future homes.

The three following topics have been selected as discussion points; We highlight the current situation, the issues surrounding these, and what can be done to overcome these issues, what needs to be in place to make this happen and who benefits.

  1. Mandatory Electrical Safety Inspections
  2. Three Phase supply to homes
  3. The Domestic Energy Centre

Skills for Net Zero – the electrical industry discuss the growing demand for skilled jobs to deliver Net Zero 

27th October - 11.00am-12.00pm

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The UK Government have set a target for 2million green jobs by 2030. As we look at the scale of delivering Net Zero for our sector in terms of technology development,  R&D, innovation and manufacturing capacity we acknowledge the huge skills and employment challenge ahead of us.  There is significant potential for growth in UK low carbon technology industries,  but how do we source the skills needed,  re-train an existing workforce and encourage young people to enter into the industry at a scale not seen in many generations?  This requires a national effort in structuring wide scale training programs and industry recruitment. Join us to discuss the current skills shortages in the market today and a way forward for scaling up the industry’s capacity to deliver Net Zero.   This is in direct support and follow up to the UKs Green Jo