Climate Change

Skills for low carbon buildings

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings Full Guide

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings

Second Edition

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings Exec Summary

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings A5

Skills for Low Carbon Buildings Executive Summary (A5)

Architects are centrally involved in a sector of the national economy – buildings – which provides the setting for between 40% and 50% of UK national greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore the RIBA and its members have an important part to play and an opportunity to work with others to influence the future.

By developing their low carbon skills rapidly, practising architects may gain competitive advantage from niche specialisation in low carbon design. Alternatively, simply having a stronger skills base and deeper knowledge of climate change and low carbon design issues will bring opportunities to build wider ranging relationships with clients and stakeholders who have an active interest in environmental issues.

This briefing:

  • Explores the importance of low carbon skills
  • Identifies the skills and competencies required for low carbon design and refurbishment
  • Helps you to identify the skills and competencies you already have and those you need to enhance
  • Directs you to sources of further information about training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Explores the future of low carbon skills for the architectural profession.

The RIBA's guide to Skills for Low Carbon Buildings is available as the full A4 Guide, or an A5 Summary.  Both are free to download:

Alternatively, to receive a hard copy of Skills for Low Carbon Buildings or any of the other guides, please contact us.

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