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Low Carbon Buildings in Use
- Low Carbon Buildings in Use
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There can be a significant difference between the design performance of a building and the actual measured energy consumption.
This course explores lessons learnt from a number of ‘low carbon’ building monitoring projects. How do the buildings perform relative to design predictions? What do building occupants think?
Who is it for?
Suitable for anyone involved in design procurement and facilities management 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 facilities managers.
What will I learn
- Understand how buildings can perform differently from their design intent
- Recognise how the needs of the occupants may conflict with the designed operation of the building
- Understand the need to make low carbon buildings ‘user friendly’
What will it cover?
- Case studies of low carbon buildings
- Exploring the performance gap
- Impact of occupancy on performance
Benefits of attending
- An understanding of how performance of low carbon buildings is dependent on occupancy factors
- How the performance of low carbon buildings can be improved
- Provide a stepping stone into forthcoming 10 credit module on ‘Holistic design for low carbon buildings’.