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Embodied Carbon Benchmarks for European Buildings (2021)
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# Calculations Tools Databases + Guides (Circular Economy), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Environmental & Health Impacts of Materials + Waste, # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Cost Consultants, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Research presenting embodied carbon benchmarks for European buildings, including Northern Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe, and five main building types: commercial, educational, industrial, office and residential multifamily. It covers life cycle phases of A1-C4.
7 Steps Guide to Building Life Cycle Assessment (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # OneClick LCA, # Tytti Bruce-Hyrkäs, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2020
Guide providing an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and how to incorporate it into existing workflows.
Improving Consistency in Whole Life Carbon Assessment and Reporting (2021)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Basic
2021
Carbon definitions for the built enviornment, buildings, and infrastructure
Active Buildings in Practice (2020)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # User Experience Design + Occupant Behavior/Control, # Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Short, # Basic
2020
Webinar on use of designing and delivering active buildings with integrated smart technologies.
The Embodied Carbon Review – Embodied Carbon Reduction in 100+ Regulations and Rating Systems Globally (2018)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Medium, # Intermediate
2018
The Embodied. Carbon Review reports the results of how embodied carbon emissions from construction materials is addressed in certifications and regulations globally, with an explanation of the identified best practices for embodied carbon reduction, highlighting of the successful cases of embodied carbon reduction in certification, regulation, and infrastructure, as well as an outlook for embodied carbon reduction in the future.
The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) - Zero Carbon Certification (2018)
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# Environmental Impacts of the Built Environment, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # International Living Future Institute (ILFI), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 7, # Stage 8, # Medium, # Intermediate
2018
The ILFI Zero Carbon Certification is the first worldwide Zero Carbon third-party certified standard. This program recognizes the growing interest and focus on a broad-based tool for highlighting highly energy efficient buildings which are designed and operated to fully account for their carbon emissions impacts.
Carbon Smart Materials Palette (2021)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Architecture 2030, # Architects, # Structural Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
2021
This website is a database of sustainable design principles, strategies, tools and resources at the professionals fingertips, is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind carbon neutral and resilient built environments at the fingertips of designers, planners, builders, and policymakers worldwide. The swatches, or sustainable design strategies, address energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission at all scales – from regional and city planning to building details.
Q&A: The Principles of Building Physics and Energy-efficient Strategies (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Civil Engineers, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
2021
This free RIBA CPD interview explores some of the key aspects ofg building physics and their impact on energy efficient strategies.
The Future Homes Standard 2025: When What How? (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Colab CPD, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Urban Planners, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2020
This webinar discusses the key aspects of the proposed Future Homes Standard and the pathway towards its implementation. The latest research into design and the technology is investigated in terms of shaping UK policies around the delivery of low carbon, low cost new homes.
Future Homes - Concepts & Technologies (2021)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
This webinar discusses key concepts and technologies for Future Homes, covering aspects of energy changes, Green Hydrogen, fabric performance and materials, intelligent systems and digital twinning, net zero carbon and horizon factors.
Net Zero Carbon - Building Fabric & Technology (2021)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
This webinar covers net zero carbon strategies in relation to building fabric and construction technologies, going beyond passive and looking at the smart homes and grids, collaborative ways of working and role of the modern methods of construction, including advanced offsite construction.
Heat Air and Moisture Movement (HAMM) Principles in Commercial Buildings (2017)
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# Passive Design, # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4
2017
The webinar covers key HAMM principles in commercial buildings, and gives an introduction to the heat, air and moisture movement and management in the building. Basics of Heat Transfer and Material Properties are covered, including factors affecting air movement and air pressure differential.
Passivhause and Low Energy Housing Design (2020)
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# Passive Design, # Proctor Group, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4
2020
The webinar covers key passive and low energy design principles, followed by efficient construction technologies and "Fabric first" energy performance. It also considers indoor air quality and managing moisture in indoor environments.
Integration of Solar Systems into the Building Envelope (2016)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # BIPVco, # Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD & RIBA Academy, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Property Managers / Operators, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2016
Describes terminology of both building integrated and building applied solar systems and methods. Different technologies and installation in practice are explained, inculding key aspects of how to’s.
Saving Energy and Improving Air Quality in Urban Heat Islands (2008)
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# Passive Design, # Routledge: Earthscan, # Akbari H, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2008
Passive cooling in urban environments
Right First Time (2021)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Mesh Energy, # Other Audience
2021
This book was written for forward-thinking and progressive architects interested in delivering modern low-energy buildings; specifically, private homes.
Association for Environment Conscious Building Knowledge Base (2021)
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# Passive Design, # Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB)
2021
Most of the technical articles and papers on the knowledegbase are freely publicly available, however they have been collected together here during the research phases of the AECB CarbonLite programmes, consultation responses and the GreenMemes series. Some AECB documents are for members only and you will have to log in to download them.
Relationship between Urban Form and CO2 Emissions: Evidence from Fifty Japanese Cities. (Urban Climate 2 55-67) (2012)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Makido Y, # Dhakal S, # Yamagata Y
2012
Need to balance density and diversity of use to achieve greatest reduction on CO2 emissions
CIBSE UAE Net Zero Conference: The Zero Reality (2021)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Passive Design, # Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Mina Hasman, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Occupiers / End Users, # Property Managers / Operators, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Basic
2021
Webinar presenting New York City's first net zero energy school that showcases how a cumulative impact of passive design strategies coupled with active systems, and interactive technologies, and most importantly, of the close collaboration with end-users, as well as on-going, in-use stage monitoring/finetuning of the building can render net zero design aspirations a reality.
Planned City Extensions (2020)
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# Sustainable Urbanism Architecture + Engineering, # Passive Design, # Land Use + Building Density, # Compact Development + Walkability, # Commonwealth Association of Architects, # Alfredo Carballo, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Landscape Architects, # Urban Planners, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Cost Consultants, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Medium, # Basic
2020
Webinar presenting a key master planning and urban design principles, including walkability, site analysis, micro-climate, etc.
Embodied Carbon: Structural Sensitivity Study (2020)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2020
Paper presenting sensitivity analyses of design decisions (for materials, grids, etc.) that structural engineers / designers take in projects, and these decisions' impact on the overall embodied carbon outcome of those projects.
Questioning and Influencing the Brief (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2020
Webinar guiding structural engineers on how to formulate low carbon briefs in their built environment projects.
The Structural Carbon Tool (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Tool / Software, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2021
Developed by Elliott Wood Partnership Ltd. in conjunction with The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), 'The Structural Carbon Tool' is an open-source, Excel-based embodied carbon estimator for building designs, and based on the IStructE's "How to calculate Embodied Carbon" guide (which should be consulted for furhter information).
Structural Safety when Designing Lean in the Climate Emergency (2021)
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# Building Safety, # Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2021
Article describing IStructE's Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel's considerations for the building safety implications when designing lean.
Timber and Carbon Sequestration (2021)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Offsetting, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2021
Short paper discussing a 'forward-looking' approach to carbon sequestration in timber, end-of-life processes in timber structures, and their implications for sustainable decision-making in structural designs of buildings.
Carbon Footprint Benchmarking Data for Buildings (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Paper summarizing the results of a carbon footprint study in buildings, providing design-stage benchmarking opportunities for structural engineers.
Setting Carbon Targets: An Introduction to the Proposed SCORS Rating Scheme (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Intermediate
2020
Short paper introducing IStructE's SCORS - a proposed carbon rating scheme for structures - to be used as part of carbon tracking and target setting in built environment projects.
How to calculate Embodied Carbon (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Guide setting out the embodied carbon calculation principles for structural engineers. This guidance is equally applicable to infrastructure and building projects.
A Brief Guide to Calculating Embodied Carbon (2020)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), # Structural Engineers, # Students (Built Environment), # Architects, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
2020
Preview paper to the IStructE's "How to calculate Embodied Carbon" guide, with a two-page worked example.
WorldGBC Online Case Study Library (Net Zero Carbon)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Building Services Engineers, # Case Studies, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Short, # Basic
General resource for a library of case studies of highly energy efficient, and low carbon buildings.
The Building System Carbon Framework (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Short, # Basic
2020
Report proposing a framework for all actors within the built environment, to identify the most effective carbon emission reduction strategies throughout their value chain, and to inform stakeholder decisions along the process.
Lessons from Vernacular Architecture: Achieving Climatic Buildings by studying the Past (2013)
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# Passive Design, # Willi Weber, # Simos Yannas, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Long, # Intermediate
2013
Book on vernacular design strategies that, with international case studies, present technical and social solutions, which can offer inspiration and promote environmental design in new buildings. (Note: Paid resource).
(UKGBC) Case Studies (Advancing Net Zero)
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# Case Studies (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Case Studies, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
General resource for a library of case studies of highly energy efficient, and low carbon buildings.
Unlocking the Delivery of Net Zero Carbon Buildings (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2020
Report presenting guidance on how to deliver net zero carbon buildings.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition (2019)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Occupiers / End Users, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Basic
2019
Report presenting a framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in built environment's construction and operation.
Building the Case for Net Zero (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
Report presenting feasibility studies of a residential and an office building in the UK to investigate the implications of design, delivery and cost for achieving net zero carbon target in new building proposals.
Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK) Practical Guides - Guide 4: Masterplanning for Net-zero Energy (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) (UK), # Urban Planners, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
Report providing guidance on planning for renewable energy, and integrating climate change mitigation measures within large-scale developments in the UK to deliver net zero energy masterplans.
Carbon Offset Guide (2019)
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# Offsetting, # Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Institute (US), # Stockholm Environment Institute, # Derik Broekhoff, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Medium, # Intermediate
2019
Report providing guidance on carbon offsets, and how to purchase them. It also presents information about Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and "emission allowances" as greenhouse gas emission reduction commodities.
The ICE Database Embodied Carbon Benchmarks & More! (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Civil Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Advanced
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) Database for embodied carbon along with embodied carbon benchmarks for buildings. The webinar also covers some of the recent research on embodied carbon of concrete in buildings, and references Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Embodied Carbon and Building Services (2020)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Other Audience, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers providing guidance on embodied carbon impacts of MEP systems.
(STBA) Responsible Retrofit Guidance Wheel
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Structural Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Cost Consultants, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Medium, # Basic
On-line tool demonstrating links between different topics as they relate to retrofit of buildings. It also presents technical, heritage and energy-related concerns for each topic.
The Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition) (2015)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Sofie Pelsmakers, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Long, # Intermediate
2015
Book on strategies that promote sustainable and low energy building design.
RICS Building Carbon Database (UK)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
On-line database of embodied carbon emissions of buildings in the UK.
Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment (1st Edition) (2017)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 0, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Advanced
2017
Report setting out principles for reducing whole life carbon emissions within the built environment. It provides guidance on the implementation of the "EN 15978: Sustainability of construction works. Assessment of environmental performance of buildings" calculation methodology. (The EN 15978 is developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in 2011).
Low Carbon Refurbishment: 10 Ways to reduce Embodied Carbon Emissions
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # OneClick LCA, # Architects, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
General resource for understanding how embodied carbon emissions can be reduced in refurbishment and retrofit projects.
LETI Embodied Carbon Primer (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Urban Planners, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
2020
Report offering guidance to designers (including architects, engineers, interior designers and urban designers) with easy-to-follow, best practice and toolkits for reducing embodied carbon in buildings.
LETI Climate Emergency Design Guide (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Long, # Basic
2020
Report guiding designers, developers, landowners, policy makers and the supply chain to achieve whole life net zero carbon target within the built environment.
Easi Guide to Passivhaus Design (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Levitt Bernstein, # Etude, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 7, # Short, # Intermediate
2020
4-page report providing guidance on how to meet Passivhaus Standard requirements. It graphically sets out ten simple principles that form the foundations of good Passivhaus and zero carbon design.
Getting to Grips with Whole-life Carbon (2019)
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Journal, # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Short, # Basic
2019
General resource for understanding embodied carbon impacts of building services.
The Energy Benchmarking Tool (Beta Version)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Tool / Software, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Short, # Basic
On-line platform demonstrating operational energy data from existing buildings to identify appropriate (operational energy use) benchmarks for different building typologies, and to showcase trends of energy use in the UK buildings.
Superhomes: Residential Deep Retrofit Journey with Heat Pumps (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Tipperary Energy Agency, # Building Services Engineers, # Architects, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers presenting deep retrofit case studies that are highly energy efficient (with cost effective energy measures), low carbon, and healthy. It includes projects that meet "nearly Zero Energy Building" (nZEB) requirements.
Near Zero Energy Buildings (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
2020
1-hour recorded webinar on "near Zero Energy Building (nZEB)" requirements, and how they can be met in the UK residential and commercial buildings.
CIBSE TM63: Modelling and Calibration for Evaluation of Energy In-use (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Advanced
2020
1-hour recorded webinar for building services engineers and energy modellers, presenting the "CIBSE TM63" for in-use stage energy measurement and verification of buildings, using energy modelling and model calibration. It uses a case study and presents the energy model of the building developed with DesignBuilder Software.
CIBSE TM54: Evaluating Operational Energy Performance of Buildings at the Design Stage (2013)
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# Operational Energy Modelling Embodied Carbon Assessment + Iterative Design Process, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Report / Guidance / Standard, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Medium, # Intermediate
2013
Standard (created by CIBSE) for building services engineers outlining the recommended criteria and modelling guidance for operational energy performance in buildings at design stage. (Note: Paid resource. Executive Summary is available for free).
Building Controls: What? Why? How? (2020)
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# Active Design: Environmental Systems + Technologies, # Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), # Building Services Engineers, # Video / Webinar / Event, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 6, # Medium, # Basic
2020
1-hour recorded webinar providing an overview of building controls, their implementation and management. It also highlights how an effective building management/control system can influence a building's overall performance.
Zero Carbon Britain - Research Reports
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Urban Planners, # Other Audience, # Online Course, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Long, # Intermediate
Reports focusing on CAT's zero carbon, and providing guidance to local authorities, businesses, institutions, and community groups for achieving net zero emissions. They include information related to international, low/zero carbon case studies, and cultural as well as social barriers to change.
Whole-life Carbon: RIBA and RICS guidance
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# Whole Life Carbon Impacts (for Retrofit + New Build), # Building (UK), # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Cost Consultants, # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Property Managers / Operators, # (Research) Paper / Journal / Article, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Stage 5, # Stage 6, # Stage 7, # Medium, # Intermediate
General resource for accessing a collection of content around whole life carbon as it relates to different components/parts of a building and in the context of other topics of health and wellbeing, energy efficiency and circular economy.
Net Zero Carbon Pathway Framework (2020)
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# Methodologies Tools Databases + Guides (Energy + Carbon), # Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), # Developers / Clients / Local Authorities, # Architects, # Building Services Engineers, # Property Managers / Operators, # Occupiers / End Users, # Database / Platform, # Stage 0, # Stage 1, # Short, # Basic
2020
Report presenting a framework (developed with extensive input from BBP members) that sets out the necessary information for property owners to include in their "Net Zero Carbon Pathways", including the investment boundaries, carbon scope and delivery strategies.
2030 Palette
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# Passive Design, # Architecture 2030, # Architects, # University Tutors (Built Environment), # Students (Built Environment), # Contractors / Subcontractors, # Database / Platform, # Stage 1, # Stage 2, # Stage 3, # Stage 4, # Short, # Basic
General resource for sustainable (passive and active) design strategies as applied in real life case studies at various scales, around the world.