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Embodied Energy, London

Event organised by ICE

Date
03 February 2014
Time
18:30 - 20:30 GMT
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

An introduction to the subject of embodied energy and carbon assessment in construction:

  • A landscape overview in this area, including the standards, methods and examples of leading organisations and projects that have taken action to reduce the embodied impacts of their infrastructure projects
  • The carbon context: Carbon in design, construction and operation
  • Innovation and carbon reduction

Discussion will include how to ensure:

  • Better specification of current mainstream material
  • Specification of alternative materials: timber, rammed earth, hempcrete etc
  • Design leaner structures and material optimisation
  • Design for deconstruction, reuse and recovery
  • Design for future use, adaptability and flexibility
  • Minimise waste
  • Life Cycle Analysis

For more information please contact:

Ben McAlinden