TOPIC SCOPE

                                                                                                                                                                                 Building performance:
                                                                                                                                                                                 design, operation and
                                                                                           Policy and regulation:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Procurement, clients

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Macro-scale issues
                                                                                                                                                  Measurement and
                                                                                             development and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Generation and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and ownership
                                                                                                                                                   reporting tools



                                                                                                Policy at local, national or international

                                                                                                                                                                             including development-level energy
                                                                                                                                                                              Initiatives specifically focussed on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Initiatives specifically focussed on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Procurement, drivers, owner/user
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            relationships, user behaviour etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Social and national / international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Property, development-level, and
                                                                                                                                                                               buildings and their operation but

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       infrastructure and its operation
                                                                                                                                             comparing options. Collecting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   regional generation schemes
                                              LEAD                   WEBSITE /

                                                                                                                                              Tools for measuring carbon,
           INITIATIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                benchmarking data etc.
                                           ORGANISATION               EMAIL

                                                                                                            government level


Low Carbon Building's Programme                                   http://www.lowcarbo
Includes Information on                                           nbuildings.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WEB SITE: DECC web site with details on microgeneration
microgeneration technologies                                                                                                                                                                 ●                                                                          ●                                    ●                                   ●                        technbologies, certified installers and grants available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WEB SITE: Recommended publications page including:
Carbon trust guides including                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Commercialising low carbon technologies
Carbon footprinting                       Carbon Trust                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carbon footprinting guide
energy technologies etc,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Transforming the economic and carbon performance of the
                                                                                                                                                         ●                                   ●                                                                                                               ●                                                            buildings we work in
Extinguishing Emissions?
A review of the approach taken to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gold Standard Residual foot print; offsets for athelete and
carbon measurement and management
                                                                  http://www.cslondon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     official flights
across the London 2012 programme
                                                                  .org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Voluntary carbon levy on tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Improved air quality through alternative transport measures; rail,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          water cycling and walking
                                                                                                                                                                                             ●                                    ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Half the carbon reference foot print relates to the construction
The Oplympic site Commission set                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          park infra structure . The ODA to ensure that the olympic park
initiatives outlined the carbon report-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   infrastructure is able to deliver Zero carbon heat and very low
Commission for sustainable London                                 http:/www.cslondon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      carbon energy by 2016, utilising a wider waste strategy for the
2012?-reference foot print                                        .org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lowerlea valley to supply fuel derived from organic waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          combined with renewable energy solutions provided by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ODA.construction industry. Refer new industry standard for
                                                                                                                                                                                             ●                                    ●                                                                                                                                       embodied impacts of construction
the low carbon Industrial strategy        BERR / BIS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Covers all industies, but includes reference to low carbon
                                                                                                     ●●●                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  buildings and "Low Carbon Economic Areas"

                                                                  http://www.aldersgat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Skills for the transition to a low carbon economyThe UK does
Mind the Gap                              Aldersgate Group        egroup.org.uk/report                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    not have the necessary skills to make the transition to a low-
                                                                  s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       carbon economy at the pace required to meet mandatory targets
                                                                                                                ●                                        ●                                   ●                                    ●                                     ●                                    ●                                   ●                        - or the training arrangements in place to fill the gap
Carbon footprinting for existing homes    BSRIA / County Estate http://www.bsria.co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact BRSIA or Country Estate Management for further
(2007)                                    Management            uk/news/1945                                                                                                                 ●                                                                                                                                                                            information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on-line tool providing an estimate of the carbon load associated
                                          Universities of Texas, http://www.carbonfo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with a construction projects taking into account material and
buildcarbonneutral (US)                   Austin and Washington otprint-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nature of site on which development is constructed (based on
                                          (with others)          construction.com/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        US regions)
                                                                                                                                                         ●                                                                                                                                                                                                                Site includes list of references
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Web site targetted at local authorities. ""This website cuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          through the complexities of the climate change debate to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          provide expert advice, offer clear priorities for action and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          describe good practice in sustainable urban design and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          management"". Covers seven scales of development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          National scale - UK
                                          CABE: Sustainable       s_and_updates/busi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regional scale
                                          Cities programme        ness_case_made_f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sub-regional scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          City scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Neighbourhood scale –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Site scale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Building scale
                                                                                                                                                                                             ●                                                                          ●
The Carbon Reduction Commitment - A British Prop0erty
                                                                  671/carbon-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ""This guide is intended to assit owners and occupiers of
guide for landlords and tenants     Federation
                                                                  reduction-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              commercial property plan to implement the CRC….trading
                                                                  commitment-guide-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       scheme that will apply to large businesses and public sector
                                                                  launched                                                                                                                                                                                              ●                                                                                                 organisations""
Extinguishing emissions - A review of
                                          Commission for          stainability.com/doc
the approach taken to carbon
                                          sustainable London      uments/downloads/
management across the London 2012
                                          2010 (Dec 2009)         Extinguishing_Emiss NOT FOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ""A review of the approach taken to carbon measurement and
                                                                  ions.pdf             SHORTLIST                                                                                                                                  ●                                                                                                                                       management across the London 2010 programme""
Achieving a culture change to low                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Presentation includes:
                                          Carbon Trust -          /pdfs/Geoff%20Smyt
carbon buildings in both clients and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Carbon Trust building activities
                                          Northern Ireland        h%20-%202a.pdf
designers (N Ireland)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Policy drivers and context for low carbon design initiative in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ●                                                                                                 Northern Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Provides a summary of the initiatives taken by the construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          professions to educate their members on the sustainability and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          low carbon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As the built environment is a major source of carbon emissions,
Carbon criticality - Audit of Activity of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the training of the design professions in relation to: energy
                                          CIC                     ities/CarbonCriticalit
Members Construction Industry Council                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     management; the measurement and costing of carbon;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          guidance on design issues and continuing professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          development are crucial in implementing tighter building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regulations and more stringent carbon standards in the future.
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RIBA TOOLKITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Overview and introduction to a particular area of professional
1 Carbon literacy briefing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                knowledge
2 Principles of low carbon design and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Eight summaries of different areas of climate change (e.g
refurbishment                                                     http://www.architect                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Principles of Low Carbon Design and Refurbishment). Each
3 Skills for low carbon building                                  ure.com/FindOutAbo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      summary provides an overview of the area and weblinks to
4 Climate change briefing                                         ut/Sustainabilityand                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    more detailed information.
5 Low carbon design tools                 RIBA
6 Low carbon standards and                                        ateChange/Toolkits.
assessment methods                                                aspx
7 Designing for flood risk
8Whole life assessment for low carbon
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On-line educational tool for design and operational performance
                                          Joint venture between
                                                                  http://www.lowcarbo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of low carbon buildings
                                          professions (i.e
Low Carbon Buildings Directory                                    nbuildingsdirectory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Low Carbon Buildings Directory provides information on
                                          CIBSE), industry and
                                                                  org/about/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              effective design techniques and engineering technologies for
                                                                                                                                                         ●                                   ●                                                                                                                                                                            students, architects and building service engineers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The aim of this project is to develop a simple web-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          database that signposts carbon and energy-related initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          relevant to the built environment. Carbon issues categorised as:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Policy and regulation: development and implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Measurement and reporting tools
                                          CIRIA - Developed in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Building performance: design, operation and maintenance
Carbon mapping initiative                 association with CIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Infrastructure performance
                                          Carbon group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Procurement, clients and ownership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Generation and storage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - Macro-scale issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The project also identifies: Purpose, Geographical focus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          involvement of policy bodies, sector and life-cycle focus, target
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Climate lite is a software tool which is beiing developed to steer
                                          Consortia of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          architects and design teams towards integrated low carbon
                                          construction experts    www.climatelite.co.u
Software tool development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 design from initial design conception
                                          and architects led by   k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This tool seeks to assist building designers in relation to initial
                                                                                                                                                                                             ●                                                                          ●                                                                                                 site analysis and low carbon energy strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Report on the views of homeowners and housebuilders on zero
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          carbon homes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This report reveals the level of current awareness,
                                                                  http://www.nhbcfoun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     understanding and attitudes of homeowners towards issues
Zero carbon:                                                      dation.org/LinkClick.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   relating to climate change, the Code for Sustainable Homes,
what does it mean                                                 aspx?fileticket=s3zC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    airtightness, water conservation and microgeneration. It
                                          NHBC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            assesses where consumer priorities lie when purchasing a
to homeowners                                                     joSY88s=&tabid=33
and housebuilders?                                                9&mid=774&langua                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        home and their views on energy saving mechanisms. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          research also establishes the awareness, views and attitudes of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          housebuilders in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          relation to the zero carbon agenda, how this is being driven by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Code for Sustainable Homes, emerging technologies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ●                                                                                                 strategies for carbon reduction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This guide is a useful starting point for small and medium sized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          builders who have not yet faced the challenge of building above
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the current Building Regulation standards in England and
Zero carbon homes – an introductory                               aspx?fileticket=8/94
                                          NHBC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wales.
guide for housebuilders                                           9UUO/W4=&tabid=
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This study considered the current patterns of energy usage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          homes and examines the current building regulations and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code for Sustainable Homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This Carbon Accounting Tool has been developed to enable the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Highways Agency to identify the carbon footprint associated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with the Highways Agency’s activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The tool provides a means of capturing the volume of carbon
Carbon Calculation Framework              Highways Agency         sforhighways.co.uk/i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          produced through construction, maintenance and operational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          activities undertaken by the Highways Agency itself, and its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          main contractors. The tool also provides a reporting mechanism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for the ongoing calculation of carbon and GHG emissions as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●                                                                                                                                       part of an overall carbon management strategy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Green office buildings
Doing well by doing good? An analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Buildings with a high Energy Star rating are attracting rental
of the financial performance of green     RICS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            premiums of three percent per square foot compared with non-
office buildings in the USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               green buildings of the same size, location and function,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ●                                                                                                 according to RICS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Low Carbon Built Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The objective for ‘a low carbon built environment’ is to emit a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          quantity of carbon that is consistent with meeting agreed global
Towards a low carbon built                                        www.rics.org/resear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     climate goals. Implicit in that objective is that this is enabled by
                                          RICS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the energy supply sector, that other sectors are working to
environment: a road map for action                                ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          complementary objectives, and that the goals and objectives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          apply globally

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rental of green properties
                                                                  www.rics.org/resear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This report examines the tenant-base of 'green' office buildings
Why do companies rent green? (USA)        RICS
                                                                  ch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the USA, to see which organisations seem most likely to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ●                                                                                                 occupy 'green' space.
                                                                  www.rics.org/resear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Life cycle costing and design
                                                                  ch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A standardised approach to life cycle costing for sustainable
Life Cycle Costing of Sustainable
                                          RICS                    http://www.rics.org/s
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RICS policy positions Sustainability and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK Sustainability
Low Carbon - UK
Payback periods for commercial energy
efficiency and lifecycle costing (UK)
Carbon reduction commitment
Energy performance certificates          RICS
Data capture, measurement and
reporting of sustainability measures
Low carbon housing
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Ska Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New online tool to assist sustainable retrofitting
Assessment scheme for sustainable         RICS                    www.rics.org/ska
building fit out - energy focus                                                                                                                                                              ●
Networks Climate Change Champions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Planning to Live with Climate Change - Our 7 Commitments
Buildings and urban design
1 Promote behavioural change
2 Adapt existing places
3 Work towards responsive legislation
and policies                                                      http://www.rtpi.org.u
4 Improve current practice                                        k/item/2826&ap=1
5 Celebrate best practice
6 Compile a compendium of best
7 Develop climate change education
and skills.

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