The Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA)’s CPD Programme aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between member organisations across the Commonwealth, to help promote a mutual understanding and a greater awareness of issues related to climate change and rapid urbanisation, together with the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

This jointly curated CPD Programme with Climate Framework, is predominantly targeted at practising built environment professionals, but we hope that it will also be of interest to policymakers, city leaders and students alike.

The first of the six-session lecture series (which are structured around the Climate Framework topics) will focus on the theme of Energy and Carbon, and it will offer guidance on how to minimise energy use and associated carbon emissions, while also accelerating the transition to a global, decarbonised built environment. Key focus areas of this session will include passive design, active systems and technologies, together with renewable energy generation and energy storage. The session presenters (listed below) will illustrate how some of the core design principles have been applied in a range of built case study examples from around the Commonwealth.

- Mina Hasman, Sustainability Director, SOM; Founder, Climate Framework and Chair of Practice & Profession Committee, CAA

- Goodman Kazoora, Energy Performance in Buildings Expert, EU Technical Assistance Facility for Sustainable Energy & Technical lead, Low Carbon Buildings in Fiji, GGBI

- Julie Godefroy, Head of Net Zero Policy, CIBSE

- Jochen Lam, Project Engineer, Transsolar Climate Engineering

To register for this free, online CPD session, as well as others, please visit here.

To watch the session’s recording after the event, please visit here.

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