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IPF Briefing: Targeting net zero carbon and what this requires

February 17, 2020


James Traynor presented to the Investment Property Forum (IPF) on Thursday.

His briefing, titled “Targeting net zero carbon: what this requires of the retrofit of existing buildings and new build design,” used international commercial property case studies to underline the importance of ‘deep’ building refurbishment, and in particular the Passivhaus EnerPhit standard, in meeting the international targets set out in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015, as well as considered new build design against the backdrop of reduced energy consumption and climate change.

James is Director of ECD Architects and is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with over 15 years of experience in low-energy design. James obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a graduate of the University of Liverpool School of Architecture. He is author of ‘EnerPHit – A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit.’ (RIBA Publications 2019)

For further information with regard to the event visit the IPF website.