The End of Gas

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About this event

Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Price: Free
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk

LSBU are proud to present this inaugural lecture by Professor Aaron Gillich as part of our inaugural lectures programme for 2022-23.

Professor Gillich is Professor of Building Decarbonisation in LSBU's School of the Built Environment & Architecture as well as Director of the BSRIA LSBU Net Zero Building Centre. In this lecture, he'll emphasise the urgency of tackling the climate crisis, our dependence on the use of gas and how we can all do our part to help. We hope you'll join us to hear from him and you can read more below on the lecture and his career.

Inaugural lectures are an occasion of significance in our professors’ careers at the University. They provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our recently appointed professors who are undertaking research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities in their field of expertise.

Our lectures are open to all LSBU Group staff & students as well as to members of the public and are free of charge. They are taking place in person and will be recorded. They are not being live streamed at present.

You can check out the full programme of our inaugural lectures here.

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The End of Gas

How to deliver the UK’s Net Zero future

By Professor Aaron Gillich, Professor of Building Decarbonisation, School of the Built Environment & Architecture, LSBU and Director of the BSRIA LSBU Net Zero Building Centre

Description: The world must keep below 1.5C of climate change to avoid catastrophe and time is running out.  The UK has a goal of creating a Net Zero carbon economy, which requires rapidly ending the use of fossil fuels as we know it.  Among a range of challenges, phasing out the use of gas in the built environment will likely be toughest of all.  This lecture will focus on how we became so dependent on gas, why it's so hard to break the habit, and what we can all do to help.

Biography: Aaron Gillich is Professor of Building Decarbonisation and Director of the BSRIA LSBU Net Zero Building Centre. NZBC is a joint venture created to accelerate decarbonisation in the built environment. He is particularly interested in the links between the technical and policy aspects of complex problems such as the decarbonisation of heating.  Aaron has run a wide range of research projects across topics including heat networks, heat pumps, and thermal retrofit program design.

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Programme

5.45pm – Arrival & registration

6pm – Welcome & introduction

6.05pm – Inaugural lecture: The End of Gas - Professor Aaron Gillich, Professor of Building Decarbonisation, School of the Built Environment & Architecture, LSBU

7pm – Closing remarks

7.15pm – Networking & refreshments

8pm - Close

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