Low Carbon Higher Education Estates

Time: 09:00 - 10:00

Date: On-Demand Content


Carbon reduction in building design – a plan for making it real: Stephen Beggs, Curtins

Our presentation sets out a plan for achieving change.  Starting with how to measure and quantify carbon, it compares a designer’s personal and professional carbon impacts, in which a designer’s annual professional impact could be up to 100 times greater than their personal impact.   We highlight the importance of raising awareness of this issue amongst staff, and discuss how carbon can be used as a currency to enable discussions to be held with clients on carbon cost as well as financial cost.

Digital Twins and their role in the Creation and Management of Zero-Carbon Higher Education Estates: Eric Roberts, Business Development Manager, IES & Renata Tubelo, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

Against a backdrop of Industry 4.0 and Climate Emergency, the uptake of Digital Twin technology within the built environment is starting to gain momentum. Within Facilities and Estates, such technology is already helping to derive information from building data, reduce operational energy consumption and assess routes towards net zero. Digital Twins also offer new ways to engage with broader stakeholders, including students, staff or even the wider local community. Using real case study examples, this presentation will demonstrate the practicalities of creating a Digital Twin to plan, design and operate energy-efficient, sustainable higher education estates, or indeed a Living Lab.

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