On Thursday 24th March, TGA’s David Warwick and Andy Tan provided a guest lecture to the Northumbria University Architectural and Interior Design Students on ‘How Architects can contribute to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme?’.
The presentation highlighted the process to decarbonise an existing building, with a focus on the contribution required from an architect and how this feeds into, and aligns with, TGA’s Net Zero Carbon 10 Point Plan.
The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme provides grants for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures for existing buildings. Decarbonisation of Public Sector estates requires expertise across multiple disciplines including the client team, architects, building services engineers, structural engineers and project managers and quantity surveyors.. The decarbonisation of an existing building needs an integrated design approach to design, deliver, and maintain projects to achieve a sustainable, zero-carbon future.
Dr Zi Qian, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University said “It was a fantastic presentation. It is very important and valuable for Architecture students to understand the Net Zero Carbon Design Process through an ongoing decarbonisation project.”
Positive feedback was also received from the students via LinkedIn, with one student saying: “Thanks to David Warwick for a great lecture the other night on Decarbonisation of existing buildings. Was so interesting to learn what can be done and I’ll definitely be implementing some of your sustainable technologies into my future designs.”
If you would like further information on how TGA can support you in decarbonising an existing building or the implementation of TGA’s Net Zero Carbon 10 Point Plan (for both New and Existing projects) please contact [email protected].