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Implementing Net Zero Carbon in Practice Unit 6: Built Environment Net Zero Carbon Technology Building Blocks

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Unit overview

A net zero energy goal for the built environment is becoming increasingly realistic given the current and emerging building technologies and design approaches. In this unit, we will consider four key technology building blocks to achieve net zero carbon: fabric/insulation, heat pumps, LED lighting, and building integrated renewables.

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Partner Details BSSEC, Building Services Sustainability & Environmental Consultancy, is in the business of helping commercial organisations become more energy efficient. BSSEC was founded by current Executive Chairman Paul Bennett in 2005. Paul started his career as an electrician’s apprentice and has worked up to become a Chartered Engineer and board director of an international engineering business. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with more than 30 years’ experience in building services and renewables engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include low and zero carbon design and providing clients with pathways to achieve net zero carbon. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a fellow of the Energy Institute and a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Paul writes courses for the IET, IoD and Energy Institute on the subject of technology and career development.
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What you will learn
By the end of this unit, you will:

• Understand the importance of fabric and insulation in achieving net zero.
• Understand the role of heat pumps as a key solution in decarbonising heat.
• Understand how low energy LED lighting and smart control systems can significantly reduce energy consumption.
• Understand the role of smaller scale building integrated renewables.
Who should learn
This is structured as an introductory course and is suitable for all levels of professionals involved in the built environment, utility and transport sectors.