30 May '14, 12pm

Green Building | New centre will facilitate Green Building PhDs

The Balehaus, a green building developed at the University of Bath The CDT, launched by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will receive funding of £3m from the University and industry partners, including BRE Trust, Arup Group Ltd, Expedition Engineering Ltd, Atkins Global and Lhoist. Heating, lighting, cooling and ventilation of buildings accounts for around 40 per cent of carbon emissions from the developed world. The embodied energy needed to construct buildings accounts for another 5-10 per cent. As a result, the built environment is responsible for 50 per cent of relevant emissions, making it the largest single emitter. The UK has the stated aim of an 80 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050 and experts suggest this target can only be met if work is done to transform society as a whole. Specifically, the built environment will need to be ...

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