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Low carbon building principles
- Low Carbon Building Principles - An Introduction to Low Carbon Building Design
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At European and National levels, policy targets have been set to decarbonise the built environment. In many cases practices respond to this requirement by topping up conventional projects with ‘low carbon’ solutions and off-the-shelf technologies. However, realising low/zero carbon buildings requires a thoughtful and informed approach to design and the incorporation of overarching principles throughout this process. This session provides practitioners in the built environment with an overview of low carbon design principles and an introduction to the background knowledge .
Who is it for?
This introduction is designed to be suitable for anyone involved in design and procurement within the Built Environment sector who is looking to reduce the carbon emissions of buildings. This course would be suited to a range of built environment professions including architects, building engineers, building surveyors and construction project managers.
What will I learn?
- Discuss the drivers for decarbonising the built environment
- Understand and evaluate the main sources of carbon emissions in a building
- Describe opportunities to reduce carbon emissions of buildings
What will it cover?
- Overarching issues and carbon reduction requirements
- The basics of embodied energy, energy use and carbon emissions in buildings
- Basic principles and strategies to reduce carbon emissions in buildings
Benefits of attending
- Practices will acquire an overall understanding of the requirements to realise low carbon buildings.
- Practitioners will be able to start making informed decisions towards the low carbon building goal.
- Provide a stepping stone into forthcoming 10 credit module on ‘Holistic design for low carbon buildings’.