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UCL-Energy Seminar: 'Energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings: Are we on...
Tue 5 April 2016, 18:00 – 20:30 BST
UCL-Energy Seminar: 'Energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings: Are we on target for 2050?'
With Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UK-Green Building Council
Through the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK has a legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels. The Green Construction Board’s Low Carbon Routemap identified that the built environment – domestic and non-domestic buildings and infrastructure - was responsible for 190 MtCO2e of GHG emissions - operational and embodied - in 2010: approximately 32% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Thus meeting the 2050 reduction represents a considerable challenge.
This talk will explore some of the issues relating to energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings that will contribute to meeting the 2050 target including:
- the current regulatory context and the government’s recent consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape;
- the performance gap: the difference between the designed performance of buildings and their actual in-use performance;
- examples of best practice in delivering energy efficient buildings; and
- the business case for energy efficiency including the link to the health and well-being of building occupants.
About the speaker:
Julie Hirigoyen is the CEO of UK-Green Building Council (UK-GBC), with ultimate responsibility for organisational strategy and execution. She is accountable to the Chairman and Board of Trustees for UKGBC’s impact and performance and leads the team on a day to day basis. Julie is focused on delivering lasting change within the industry by engaging with UKGBC members, regulators, and wider stakeholders in an effective and collaborative way.
Julie was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL, having come into JLL as a result of an acquisition. JLL acquired Upstream, a leading sustainability consultancy which Julie was co-founder and Joint MD of, in 2007. Having led the Upstream team through the integration into JLL, Julie oversaw further development of cutting-edge sustainability services to property investors and occupiers across the UK and EMEA. Julie also sits on the Igloo Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee, and the ULI UK Sustainability Council Steering Committee. She also chaired the British Property Federation’s Sustainability Committee for two years.
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The presentation will promptly start at 6.00pm will be followed by drinks and nibbles in UCL South Cloisters.
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