Debate 43 - Low Carbon Buildings - Truth or Dare?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 | Debates

Findings from the Carbon Trust’s low carbon building accelerators programme

For the last 5 years, the Carbon Trust has been following 28 case study projects from both the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme and their own work on low carbon refurbishment, in most cases from design right through and into operation. The projects cover many sectors including retail, education, offices, other public sector buildings and mixed-use residential buildings.

edgedebate43_300x256The lessons and insights learnt from the large amount of qualitative and quantitative data collected on these projects have been recently published by the Carbon Trust in 12 standalone reports dealing with issues, including the gap between design and performance, metering and monitoring, retrofitting renewables and managing risk.

The Debate reviewed the lessons learned from the research programme and interrogated the way forward.

Debate held: 20 April 2011
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Chair:
Liz Peace - British Property Federation

Speakers:
Will Ray – The Carbon Trust
Kevin Couling – AECOM
David Adams – Zero Carbon Hub, and Willmott Dixon

Downloads:

Notes of the debate (pdf)

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