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Sustainable Energy in Architecture Masterclass

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Eliminate carbon emissions from your designs

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Join the University of Birmingham as they explore future energy technologies that will impact the design of your buildings.

Through a series of four Zoom sessions we will explore energy systems and technologies that will transform carbon intensive projects to sustainable, low carbon alternatives. Discussions will be led by world-leading specialists and you will leave with 12 hours of CPD certification and a directory of alternative technology.

Who is this for?

Aimed at architects, architectural assistants and technologists in local* small and medium-sized architectural practices.

What will we discuss?

  • Why we must migrate from mineral-carbon fuels to solar and tide technologies
  • How that migration might impact our architecture
  • The role the architect can take in carbon reduction by design
  • What new technologies are on the market, just around the corner or in the pipe-line
  • How to integrate these new technologies in your designs

What will I gain?

  • A certificate for 12 hours of essential CPD**
  • A detailed overview of what changes are coming to your sector and how to accommodate them in future architectural designs
  • A bespoke report on the application of your new-found knowledge on one of your current design projects
  • A useful directory of alternative technologies that can help you decarbonise your future projects.


Wednesday 7 July 2021

The energy system and how it will change

Explore energy in architecture, sustainability and the changing energy system.

Thursday 8 July 2021

The carbon in architectural elements and its elimination

Discover how to eliminate energy waste through efficiency measures and energy storage. This session will review policy drivers for regulation alongside the role of energy services in building energy use.

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Future technologies and their impact on design

This session will highlight the innovations in energy technology that are likely to impinge on architectural design.

Thursday 15 July 2021

Application of new knowledge to your projects

This is an interactive session with three repeated strands looking at the building design, heat and power energy services. Here you will consider the implications for the changing energy system on your designs.

* Small to Medium-sized Enterprises have fewer than 250 full-time equivalent employees, Group-wide, and Group-side turnover of less than £50M or balance sheet values of less than £40M and a business address in one of the: Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

**You must attend all four sessions to obtain your 12 hour CPD certificate

The Birmingham Architectural Association is kindly supported by our patron Allermuir as well as our sponsors Allgood, Altro, Ibstock, Milliken, Reynaers, SKG Kitchen Gallery and Taylor Maxwell.

Please note, this session will be recorded.

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