UK: Daikin UK has released dates for its upcoming Future Thinking seminars which will explore the theme Optimising Design and Performance.

The Future Thinking programme is aimed at building services consultants and looks to tackle the increasing challenges of designing a suitable built environment. It also aims to inform and provoke discussion around achieving a sustainable and comfortable indoor climate.

This latest series considers how to achieve high performance buildings throughout the project lifecycle, starting with designing for flexibility and increasing efficiencies through BIM and software tools.

Speakers will examine the role that commissioning and BMS controls play in reducing the performance gap; and look at optimising heat recovery and the importance of future-proofed technologies.

The seminars will also focus on working within the WELL Building Standard, the first evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring building features that impact on health and wellbeing.

Karen Perry, national specification manager at Daikin UK, commented: “With post occupancy evaluations commonly highlighting discrepancies between the designed and actual performance of a building, our latest seminar aims to explore how to maximise efficiencies during the design phase and offers advice on optimising performance in-use.

Dates and venues are: Bristol, Radisson Blu, March 6; Leeds, Aspire, March 7; Southampton, DoubleTree by Hilton, March 7; Birmingham, Hotel du Vin, March 13; Newcastle, Malmaison, March 14; Manchester, Hotel Gotham, March 15; Nottingham, Mercure Nottingham City Centre, March 15; London, Daikin Central London Office, March 20; Edinburgh, The Principal Edinburgh, George Street, March 20; Glasgow, Blythswood Square Hotel, March 22.

To register, click here.