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Matteo Sarno, 5th Studio
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RIBA East ACAN Regulating Embodied Carbon Talk

An online talk to inform RIBA Members in the East Region on regulating embodied carbon and sustainable design.

RIBA Members are warmly invited to join Matteo Sarno of 5th Studio for a RIBA East sustainable design talk on regulating embodied carbon.

As co-author on an ACAN report on Embodied Carbon, Matteo will talk about how to introduce Embodied Carbon Regulations in the UK, discussing the nature and scale of the project and looking at countries that have already introduced regulations to make recommendations for the UK.

Matteo has over 10 years of experience as a project architect working in London, delivering complex schemes spanning a range of sectors.

He has extensive knowledge of external envelopes and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), championing off-site and sustainable solutions.

As a member of the Architects Climate Action Network, he has co-authored a report on Embodied Carbon and advocated and campaigned for radical changes to part B and part L of the Building Regulations as well as planning reforms.

At 5th Studio, he is currently project architect for an extension to a grade 1 listed Hall for an Oxford College, using CLT and other low carbon solutions.

Previously, Matteo worked at Hopkins where he led a team of architects delivering planning approval, detailed design and construction of a highly complex external envelope for a large residential and hotel building on a prominent site in Hyde Park Corner.

At Maccormac Jamieson & Pritchard, he worked on the design and construction of a new quadrangle for St. John’s College Oxford (RIBA national award), two student accommodation towers in inner London and a Grade A office building in Jersey.

Matteo is a graduate of Edinburgh and Westminster universities where he maintains a close link as a visiting critic. He is a technical supervisor at the University of Cambridge architecture postgraduate course.

Please email Juliet Talbot if you have any queries, or feel free to join the discussion during the event.