Chris Davidson will discusses one of the hottest topics in ground source today, the shared array or ambient loop which is also sometimes referred to as a 5th generation heat network. He will compare and contrast the solution with more conventional district networks and give valuable insights into the design considerations involved.

Chris a GSHPA Council Member, graduated in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College before spending several years within the Ford Motor Company in Marketing and Business Process Engineering. In 2001 he co-founded GI Energy which grew to become the UK market leader in large scale ground source heat pump systems. As Chief Technical Officer Chris and his team took direct responsibility for over 200MW of system designs from initial feasibility to system prove out and ongoing monitoring.

Chris has been instrumental in working with the DECC to improve the Renewable Heat Incentive after launch. He has also provided training for CIBSE, Cambridge University, Oxford University and Imperial College covering topics from complex energy systems analysis to ground source heat pump system design.

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