Webinar | Conversation with... Dr Nicholas Harrington

1 pm-2 pm, 30 Apr 2024
Scotland East, Scotland West

Join this discussion around the running cost and barriers to adoption of heat pumps in the UK.

The changes in the Scottish Building Regulations mandating zero direct emission heating for newbuild and the recent Heat in Buildings Bill: consultation proposing to make new laws around the energy efficiency of homes and the type of permitted heating systems sparked a lively discussion in the industry.

We recognise the importance of the domestic heat decarbonisation strategy driven by the Government in order to achieve carbon reduction targets. But what are the real obstacles to adoption of zero direct emissions heating systems in Scotland in both new and existing buildings?

About Dr Nicholas Harrington
Nicholas takes a systems thinking approach to research into the decarbonisation of domestic heating, clean heat technologies, and reforms to the electricity market. Recent output includes CaCHE reports titled, The Running Cost of Domestic Heat Pumps in the UK: A Comprehensive Evidence Review & Evaluation, The Impact of Regulatory Reform on the Private Rented Sector, and Heat Pumps and Domestic Heat Decarbonisation in the UK: A Systems Thinking Analysis of Barriers to Adoption. Nicholas received his PhD from the University of Sydney, completing a dissertation that combined political science and quantum physics. This background in politics and physics provides Nicholas with a unique perspective on the intersection between policy-making and the built environment.

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