The Design and Delivery of Low Carbon Buildings

A two day CPD course for architects, engineers and clients run by the University's Centre for Energy and the Environment

A Research and Knowledge Transfer business event
Date20 - 28 June 2012
PlaceExeter Innovation Centre/ Taunton Conference Centre

Sustainability is not just for the environmentally conscious, its embedded within every 21st Century business model and project in the UK. Architects and engineers not only have demand from the government to create low carbon buildings, proprietors too are seeking new innovations and money-saving systems to maximise the sustainability of their buildings.

Unfortunately, in the UK there has been a history of the low-energy or low carbon desires of the client not being realised, with new buildings sometimes using more energy than those they replace. To help address this problem the Centre for Energy and the Environment at the University of Exeter is running a two day postgraduate level CPD course on the performance of low carbon buildings and the integration of low carbon energy systems, with the specific aim of reducing business risk.

This CPD course will address a number of key issues:

• Why buildings fail
• Building fabric; thermal mass and insulation
• Ventilation, airtightness and infiltration
• The legislative framework
• Early stage design
• Overheating and adaptation to climate change
• Renewable energy
• Daylighting in low energy buildings
• Low energy artificial lighting
• Heating systems and controls in low energy buildings
• Commissioning a low energy building

The two day course will run both in Taunton and Exeter. You are welcome to attend one day in each location if more convenient.

Day One:
20th June, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter
22nd June, Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College of Arts and Technology

Day Two:
27th June, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter
28th June, Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College of Arts and Technology

Each day will run from 09.30-16.30.

Cost: £250 or a subsidised rate of £50 to South West SMEs

To reserve your place or for any enquiries please contact Jenny Pilkington at J.L.Pilkington@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 726142.

Please note, subsidised places are subject to availability, limited to one delegate per SME* and are only available to companies based in the South West of England (excluding Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly). *To qualify as a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise companies must have less than 250 employees or a turnover of less than €50 million.


ProviderResearch and Knowledge Transfer

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