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James Traynor to Present at the AJ Summit to be held in association with the AJ’s RetroFirst Campaign

James Traynor on AJ Summit Panel to be held in association with the AJ RetroFirst Campaign

March 3, 2021

 

ECD Architects’ Managing Director James Traynor will be on the AJ (Virtual) Summit Panel to be held in association with the AJ Retrofirst Campaign:

Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 2pm to 2.40 pm
Title: How to we Reduce Embodied Carbon in Buildings.
Registration: https://summit.architectsjournal.co.uk/2021-speakers

Addressing the issue of embodied carbon is no easy task. It requires a complete understanding and cooperation of the whole value chain. It also requires a big shift in attitude and a willingness to venture into the unknown. At a time of crucial climate focus, how is the construction industry taking united leadership action to reduce embodied carbon emissions?

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

The AJ Summit 2021 will focus on how architects and their industry colleagues can respond to the climate emergency by embracing the whole-life carbon agenda and the principles of the circular economy. The CPD accredited event will present an exceptional opportunity to learn how to incorporate climate-responsible working methods into your everyday practice.

Over 1000 architecture practices have signed up to Architects Declare, acknowledging the enormous transformation required by the construction industry to tackle the looming threat of climate change. These practices have pledged to create an industry that has a more positive impact on the world around us. But what happens next? How can we realistically work towards this?

The AJ Summit presents an exceptional opportunity for architects to learn how to incorporate climate-responsible working methods into everyday practice. For further information and details on how to register visit the AJ Summit website.