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Embodied Carbon in MEP Design: How to Use CIBSE TM65

4.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£250.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£200.00  +VAT
  • Energy Efficiency

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This training follows the release of CIBSE TM65 Embodied carbon of building services: a calculation methodology. The aim of this TM was to create a simple calculation methodology to calculate embodied carbon of MEP equipment when no Environmental Product Declarations is available. This training will present how to implement the guidance from TM65 into the design process as well as present some worked examples. Tips on how to implement this guidance further will also be shared.

  • Building Services engineers at any level
  • Sustainability Consultants with LCA experience/interest
  • MEP products Manufacturers 
Agenda for event
Time Description

• General introduction of the group
• A general introduction to CIBSE TM65, the 2 methods and how to use the
manufacturer and reporting forms
• A general introduction about EPDs
• How to use the CIBSE TM65 excel based tool


Mini coffee / comfort break (5 mins)


Worked examples at product level
These examples will showcase:
• Data collection tips
• When to question data from manufacturers
• How to find embodied carbon coefficients for materials not listed in TM65
• Range of expected results (how to self QA the results)


Break (15 mins)


CIBSE TM65 for Advanced users
Creating generic datapoints:
• Which functional units to use for which products and why this is important
• How to categorise products by capacity and why this is important
• How to create generic data points (for early design stage)
• How to carry out system level embodied carbon calculations with data available


Next steps for CIBSE TM65
• Plans for the development of the method
• Next steps on how data could be shared to create industry wide
database embodied carbon of MEP systems and potential CIBSE database
• Collaboration with CIBSE in the field of embodied carbon of MEP - knowledge

13:30 - 14:00

Q & A

  • 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.

    We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

    What is included?

    -Full days training with an industry expert trainer 

    -Note-making PDF course materials

    -CPD Certificate 


Yara Machnouk

Yara Machnouk

Yara Machnouk is an Environmental Design Engineer working in the sustainability team at Elementa Consulting. While generally exploring all forms of sustainability within building services and design, she has more recently been focusing on whole life carbon assessments and more specifically, the embodied carbon impact of MEP materials. Yara is a co-author of 'CIBSE TM56.1: Embodied carbon of building services: residential heating' which included TM65 data points used to calculate the embodied carbon of different individual and communal heating systems.

Leonardo Poli

Leonardo Poli

Leonardo Poli is and Embodied Carbon Specialist working in the sustainability team in Elementa and as part of the global research team in Integral. He has been focusing on Life Cycle Assessment and Embodied Carbon his whole career which started at eTool, an Australian-base LCA software company. Since working for Elementa he has been focusing on UK and Global projects helping tackle bespoke Embodied Carbon assessments and standardising LCA methodology throughout Integral. He has also been involved in the development and delivery of a many of training sessions on Embodied Carbon for the GBC and BSRIA. He has also been running the CIBSE: TM65 course with Clara for the past 8 months.

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies which have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to: [email protected]  

Please note we do not accept card payments via American express

Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred.