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Low Carbon Buildings and Energy Infrastructure for Local Authorities

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Energy Efficiency

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This one-day course includes an overview of the current and forthcoming policies and drivers for low carbon buildings and energy technologies and the direct and indirect implications for local authorities.

Hear a review of the key measures and technologies for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in buildings including the applicability for different building types, key considerations, design implications, technical issues, operation and maintenance requirements, costs, environmental benefits, financial benefits etc.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will have:

  1. Sufficient understanding of the policy, regulations and drivers for reducing CO2 emissions to be able to assess the implications of these for specific projects
  2. Sufficient understanding to discuss the direction of future regulations and policy and the implications of these on specific projects
  3. An understanding of the policy options for reducing carbon emissions from new and existing buildings and be able to critically appraise energy strategies
  4. An understanding of the various options available to local authorities to reduce CO2 emissions both directly, from their own estates, and indirectly, by supporting homeowners and businesses.
  5. An ability to assess the applicability of different carbon reduction measures and apply rule of thumbs and methodologies to understand the environmental benefits, capital costs and running costs/savings
  6. An understanding of the approaches and funding sources for delivering carbon reduction projects
Agenda for event
Time Description
Session 1

Background and key drivers for low carbon buildings

  • Primary legislation and key drivers
  • National carbon reduction and renewables targets and policy
  • Building Regulations Part L and Regulation 25A
  • Potential future direction of building regulations
  • Planning policy
  • London plan requirements
  • Financial drivers and incentives
  • FIT and RHI
  • Consumer awareness
  • EPCs and DECs
  • Environmental assessments
  • Potential funding sources and approaches to delivery, including ESCOs
Session 2

Baseline and context

  • Identifying the scope
  • Setting a baseline
  • Emissions factors and future changes
  • Examples of carbon reduction action plans
  • Energy Opportunity Assessments
  • Commitments and targets
  • Financial support
Session 3

Opportunities and Measures for reducing CO2 emissions

  • Areas of intervention
  • New buildings
  1. Domestic new build measures 
  2. Non-domestic new build measures
  3. Planning policy options
  4. Sustainability and energy standards
  5. Technical and financial implications 
  6. Local Offset funds
  • Existing buildings
  1. Domestic retrofit measures
  2. Non-domestic retrofit measures
  3. Consequential improvements
  • Building integrated low and zero-carbon energy technologies
  1. Review of technology options
  2. Application for different buildings
  3. Rules of thumb for sizing systems
  4. Capital costs and potential operational cost savings
  5. Design and technical considerations
  6. Management and operation implications
  • Large scale low and zero-carbon energy technologies
  1. Review of technology options
  2. District heating systems
Session 4

Delivery and funding

  • Key opportunities for local authorities
  • Defining opportunities
  • Optioneering
  • Energy project delivery process
  1. -Identifying opportunities
  2. -Initial investigations
  3. -Detailed investigations and business case development
  4. -Procurement
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Funding
  • Approaches and examples
  1. -Energy efficiency projects
  2. -Building integrated LZC projects
  3. -Large-scale LZC projects


Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner

AECOM | Regional Director

Matthew is a Regional Director at AECOM and is primarily focused on delivering decentralised, low and zero carbon energy solutions for both new developments and existing communities. Matthew provides energy and sustainable design guidance to developers working on a wide range of projects, from small innovative developments to large urban extensions. He delivers strategic research work for the Government and works with local authorities and large organisations to assess strategic opportunities for delivering carbon reductions through planning policy, energy management, renewable energy projects and heat networks. Matthew has been delivering training courses for CIBSE since 2009.

Live Online - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams.

A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join. 

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed through a secure link hosted on Egnyte.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed. More information on our sustainability policy can be found here.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer 

- Note-making PDF course materials

- CPD Certificate 

-Course presentation transcript 

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