Making Sense of Carbon Foot Printing in the Built Environment

January 20th, 2010 by Events

Peter Taylor of CarbonPlan

Peter Taylor, Director of CarbonPlan, will give a presentation on “Making Sense of Carbon Foot Printing in the Built Environment” on 20 January 2010 at the Duke of Richmond Hotel, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. The event organised and sponsored by the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) begins at about 2030 after the CIGPE dinner.

A Carbon footprint relates to the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced over a given period of time by an entity – a person, an organisation, a building – using energy produced by burning fossil fuels.

The greenhouse gases produced by human activity raise the overall temperature of our atmosphere and this causes the climate to change in unpredictable ways leading to more extreme weather events. To reduce the risk caused by climate change we need to reduce the burning of fossil fuel.

Peter Taylor’s talk will discuss the key issues associated with greenhouse gas emissions produced by our built environment. Mr. Taylor will illustrate why the built environment plays such an important role in attempts to reduce emissions. He will look at carbon accounting and examine the cost and design implications of planned changes to the UK building regulations based on research conducted by CarbonPlan. Zero carbon homes will be discussed also.

To find out if you can attend this event please call Matt on 256088.

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