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Meeting the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge Targets: The Ultimate Toolkit for Architects

COVID-19 has highlighted what can happen when we do not live in harmony with our natural ecosystems. This has reaffirmed that we need to make systemic and permanent changes to the way the construction industry operates.

  • today Session 1 | 3 September 2020, 9am to 12pm Session 2 | 10 September 2020, 9am to 12pm Both sessions must be attended.
  • place Online Event
  • call +44(0)117 972 3777 | riba.southwest@riba.org
  • receipt Signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge: £52.50+VAT RIBA/Green Register member: £82.50+VAT Standard: £132.50+VAT RIBA student: £10.00+VAT

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted what can happen when we do not live in harmony with our natural ecosystems.

This, together with the ever increasing awareness about climate change and all the local, national and international declarations to move towards a zero-carbon world, has reaffirmed that we need to make systemic and permanent changes to the way the construction industry operates.

Buildings make a significant contribution to global carbon emissions and architects are in a strong position to make positive changes to address this. Given the scale of the challenges, it is essential to give architects and other building professionals a clear direction on the issues but also a set of tools so that they can feel confident to take action.

Following its 2030 Climate Challenge in June 2019, the RIBA has developed progressive yet realistic 10-year targets for operational energy use, embodied carbon, potable water and health and wellbeing.

To help architects work towards achieving effective measures, the RIBA and The Green Register are offering a unique and innovative online training course to be held in September and November. This two-part, full-day event will present an analysis of all four 2030 Climate Challenge targets from experts in the industry, together with workshops so that delegates can examine each topic in more depth.

RIBA Chartered Practices who have already signed up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge get a discounted rate. Join and get your discount today.

Agenda

3 September 09.00-12.00

08.40 Event screen opens

08.55 Welcome - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.00 Designing for the next decade – Mina Hasman, SOM and RIBA Sustainable Futures Group

09.15 Talk 1: Operational Energy – Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero

09.55 Breakout session 1

10.15 Feedback from delegates of each breakout group/open discussion with speaker

10.35 5 minute 'comfort break'

10.40 Talk 2: Embodied Carbon – Sophia Barker, Max Fordham

11.20 Breakout session 2

11.40 Feedback from delegates of each breakout group/open discussion with speaker

12.00 Close

10 September 09.00-12.00

08.40 Event screen opens

08.55 Welcome - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.00 Designing for the next decade – Mina Hasman, SOM and RIBA Sustainable Futures Group

09.15 Talk 3: Best Practice Health Metrics – Benjamin Roberts, Atkins Global

09.55 Breakout session 3

10.15 Feedback from delegates of each breakout group/open discussion with speaker

10.35 5 minute 'comfort break'

10.40 Talk 4: Potable Water Use, Cath Hassell, ech2o

11.20 Breakout session 4

11.40 Feedback from delegates of each breakout group/open discussion with speaker

12.00 Close

Places are limited in September. This webinar will be held again in November 2020:

Part 1 - Tuesday 10 November 09:00 - 12:00

Part 2 - Tuesday 17 November 09:00 - 12:00