Heat as a Service workshop, 16 September, London

Posted on: 28/08/2019

Exploring the evidence needs and research gaps relating to developing Heat as a Service

A workshop is being held at London South Bank University on 16 September for academics, policymakers, industry representatives and civil society to discuss the research needs for Heat as a Service (HaaS) models.


The need to accelerate the decarbonisation of heating, as well as the rise of the ‘smart home’, mean that there is an increasing focus on the role of innovative consumer offerings in driving the shift to zero-carbon domestic heating. HaaS models which provide heat as a packaged service rather than simply as units of fuel are therefore 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, technology, and regulatory or policy needs for a wider roll-out.


This workshop aims to explore the evidence needs and research gaps relating to developing HaaS and to support stakeholders to network with research organisations. Following the workshop, a report will be produced detailing the current state of knowledge and research gaps.


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.


The workshop will be held on 16th September 2019 (Monday) from 10am to 1pm at London South Bank University, followed by lunch.


If you have questions or need more information, contact Dr Zoya Pourmirza at zoya.pourmirza@newcastle.ac.uk. Places are limited on this workshop but please feel free to forward the invite on to relevant colleagues.


You can book a place here.


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 organisers will contact you to confirm.

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