Session 2: Delivering Net Zero Carbon Learning Spaces

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Date: 23 June 2022

22-06-23 12:00 22-06-23 13:00 Europe/London Session 2: Delivering Net Zero Carbon Learning Spaces

 Delivering Net Zero Carbon Learning Spaces Speakers:  Jane O’Leary, Strategic Advisor, Education, ISG Rhodri Davies, Senior Sustainability Manager, ISG Chair: Neil Thomas, Education Consultant, the-learning-crowd For the sake of our climate and our future generations, the Welsh government are committed that all new schools in Wales are to be zero carbon. Although there is still… Read more »

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Synopsis

 Delivering Net Zero Carbon Learning Spaces

Speakers: 

Jane O’Leary, Strategic Advisor, Education, ISG

Rhodri Davies, Senior Sustainability Manager, ISG

Chair: Neil Thomas, Education Consultant, the-learning-crowd

For the sake of our climate and our future generations, the Welsh government are committed that all new schools in Wales are to be zero carbon.

Although there is still no legal definition of zero carbon, the most commonly used definition if that from the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), Zero Carbon design guide (Climate Emergency Design Guide | LETI) . This states that an educational building must use not more than 65 KWH/m2/year of total energy and that this remaining energy use must be from a certifiable, renewable tariff.

Accurate measurement of a building’s operational energy performance, is therefore, for the first time now important to many building professionals and occupiers. Unfortunately, unlike traditional environmental certifications to date this does not rely solely on the design and construction quality, but also the operational practises within the building and the maintenance procedures which are adhered to.

By remotely monitoring our buildings which have been designed and constructed to operate to these ‘net zero in operation’ standards, ISG are able to use real time data to understand how a building is performing. Using real time data, we can compare the performance with the predications from the thermal model of in use energy, using real time weather data and occupancy patterns. This not only allows us to understand the accuracy of our current modelling tools, and determine the building is being continuously commissioned correctly during the first few years of operation, but also identifies how willing occupiers are to operate buildings in ‘net zero carbon’ manner.

Chairperson

Speakers

  • View full profile for Rhodri DaviesRhodri Davies Senior Sustainability Manager - ISG
  • Jane O’Leary Strategic Advisor, Education - ISG

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