Experiences from the Low Carbon Buildings Accelerator and Low Carbon Buildings Programme Projects



Session date: Thursday, 7 July 2011
Session Time: 9.30 - 12.30
Alternative dates can be found below

FREE to all members of the FLASH programme. The FLASH programme organised by the Institute for Sustainability is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provide a range of business support to London-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working in construction or other built environment industries, technologies and professions. It helps businesses gain access to research findings, best practice information and enable them to seize the commercial opportunities arising from the move towards a low carbon economy.

The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) is collaborating with ENVIRON to host a workshop for the Institute for Sustainability aimed at sharing ENVIRON’s experiences from the Low Carbon Buildings Accelerator (LCBA) and Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP).

ENVIRON, working as project managers for the Carbon Trust, is shortly to complete a six year project on the LCBA and LCBP schemes, two of the biggest research projects into new and existing buildings in the UK since the Probe studies.

The research covered 28 new and refurbished buildings representing all building sectors throughout the UK – from a flagship department store to a local pub taking in an army barracks, a building society, a converted mill, local authority offices and others along the way. The projects aimed to understand the steps needed to help the UK achieve its ambitious aims to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.

This three hour workshop is to look at some of the lessons learnt from the projects to help others avoid the pitfalls of making a new or refurbished building more carbon intensive than its predecessor. Following the workshop a short paper will be circulated on the outcomes to all participants.

Workshop presenters will include

Adam Fjaerem - BSc (Hons) Environmental Management and Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Bradford; Carbon Trust Accredited Consultant

Debra Hobbs - MSc, Environmental Engineering, South Bank University
MSc, Energy Resources Management, South Bank University
BSc, Physics (Hons), Sussex University
Chartered Engineer
Member of CIBSE
CIBSE committee member for Guide F: Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2004
CIBSE Energy Performance Group: Steering committee member
IOE committee for response to government energy policy review and EU draft proposal on building performance targets.
Accredited UK Carbon Trust assessor for Energy audits, CHP studies and low energy design advice

This session will be held at:

CEREB, K2 Building,
London South Bank University, K2 building, Keyworth Street,

The Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) is be a unique, teaching, research and demonstration resource for the built environment hosting a number of renewable and intelligent energy solutions.


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