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Low Carbon Buildings and Energy Infrastructure for Local Authorities

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Live Online Training | 6 CPD Hours | 10:00-16:00

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  • Standard Rate: £355 +VAT

  • Members Rate*: £284 +VAT

*Please note our membership rate is only for individual members.


This course has been designed to give an overview of the areas where local authorities have the potential to make positive interventions to reduce CO2 emissions from energy use in buildings. It will be relevant to officers and members involved in planning, development control, procurement, property services, sustainability and energy management.

Introduction to existing and forthcoming regulations and policy and their implication for local authorities, including:
  • Planning, Energy & Climate Change Acts
  • Low Carbon Transition Plan and Renewable Energy Strategy
  • Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment
  • Forthcoming revisions of Building Regulations and SAP
  • Definition of methodology to deliver Zero Carbon buildings
  • Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM
  • Changing direction of planning policies including a new PPS on Climate Change and the draft replacement London Plan
  • The Green Deal

Introduction to delivering CO2 emissions reductions through energy efficiency measures and the application of decentralised, low and zero carbon technologies, covering:
  • Understanding the application of different measures and technologies, the technical and design implications and capital and operational costs
  • The role of planning, including developing policies and targets
  • Identifying and mapping 'energy opportunities'

The role of local authorities in reducing CO2 emissions and delivering low carbon infrastructure:
  • Carbon management and greening operations
  • Understanding the relationship between planning, regulations and other local authority activities
  • Identifying and delivering low carbon energy infrastructure 
  • Understanding and analysing energy strategies
  • Potential funding sources and approaches to delivery, including ESCOs

Who should attend?  

The course will be relevant to officers and members involved in planning, development control, procurement, property services, sustainability and energy management.

What is included?

This course has been reformatted into a live training course, so you can expect the same kind of participation you would have in a physical classroom, such as:

  • Interacting with other attendees and the trainer

  • Asking our knowledgeable trainer questions

  • Viewing the presentation live via Microsoft Teams while listening to the trainer’s supportive explanations

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To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email: [email protected] or call: +44 (0)20 8772 3660

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Choosing to train multiple staff at once provides your organisation with the opportunity to:

  • Have a training package crafted to your specific requirements - live training, face to face training. Request a quote
  • To monitor your employees’ learning performance remotely - online learning. Request a quote

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