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A huge congratulations to mechanical engineer Ryan Hepple for attaining a first-class honours degree in Building Services Engineering from Leeds Beckett University.

Whilst juggling a full-time job and young family, Ryan commenced the degree course in 2019.

Attending university once a week for 3 years he enhanced knowledge and understanding of key principles including building energy management systems, air conditioning, heating and cooling design philosophies, sustainable engineering, renewable & low carbon solutions, & intelligent building technologies.


Additionally, Ryan has had one of his final year assignments in Building Physics published.  The assignment compared cooling load methodologies, one being CIBSE admittance method and the other being ASHRAE Radiant Time Series.  The article consisted of a comparative analysis of both methodologies discovering similarities and differences and what effect this has on estimated cooling loads.  The article is now available on MDPI Journals. https://www.mdpi.com/2673-4109/3/2/28

Ryan’s dissertation study is also in the process of being edited for publication.  He investigated heat networks progression and the role they play in future decarbonisation followed by an analysis of the UK heat network planning database to discover what type of technologies are being implemented and the costs associated.

Ryan has commenced his master’s degree in Building Services Engineering, again with Leeds Beckett University, with a personal target to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status within the next two years.  

All at Sine would like to congratulate Ryan on his outstanding achievement of a first-class honour’s degree and will support him in realising his academic and chartership goals.