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Zero carbon buildings evenings

15 November 2017
18.00 - 20.30
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

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EI East Midlands and ASHRAE Midlands joint event in association with Loughborough University.


18:30 – 19:15 Design and operation of zero carbon GlaxoSmithKline Elipta Compliance Building by Dr Rosi Fieldson, Sustainability Manager, Simons Group

GSK Elipta Compliance Building: Using Hemp and timber to deliver very low embodied carbon building fabric and operational emissions in a demanding manufacturing sector has demonstrated that new buildings can significantly move away from conventional expectations and deliver outstanding performance.

19:15 – 20:00 Designing zero carbon buildings using dynamic simulation methods by Prof Lubo Jankovic, Director, Zero Carbon Lab, Birmingham City University

Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods: In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for the zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation leading to sketches that become ‘alive’; and on an alternative economics for achieving the sustainability paradigm. The book features student design work from a Master’s programme run by the author. Extended new case studies of zero carbon buildings are featured in the book, including schemes from Japan, China, Germany, Denmark and the UK, and provide the reader with an enhanced design toolbox to stimulate their own design thinking.

Key speakers are:

Rosi Fieldson - Architect and managing sustainability strategy and environmental certifications for Simons Group with a wide remit covering issues as diverse as Social Value, waste and energy management. She also undertakes BREEAM assessment for a selected number of projects each year.

Lubo Jankovic - Professor of Zero Carbon Design at Birmingham City University, where he conducts multidisciplinary research and directs a research group called Zero Carbon Lab. He has worked on instrumental monitoring, dynamic simulation and environmental design of buildings over a career spanning three decades.

This event is free for members and non members.

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