ABOUT THIS COURSE
BUILT FOR TOMORROW
It’s becoming more and more important for built environment professionals to be able to take part in informed conversations about methods for reducing carbon. We’ve designed this course specifically to help you to join the conversation, and to build your knowledge and skills to prepare you to make an impact in your own roles. You’ll be informed by current research, data and case studies, and your learning will be reinforced by interviews with industry experts.
You may have heard a lot about ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’. This course assumes no prior knowledge of these concepts. Instead, it focuses on energy use and carbon emissions in the built environment, and how these can be effectively reduced. We’ll cover practical ways in which this can be done at different stages in the building lifecycle, how carbon emissions can be measured, and how the energy performance of a building can be assessed.
This course primarily focuses on case studies and legislation in the United Kingdom, but the principles covered and approaches to reducing carbon emissions can be applied in varied contexts around the world.
This course has been developed in partnership with Climate Framework, and contains case study properties from the BRE Innovation Park in Watford, UK.