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Climate & Energy Including Whole Life Carbon & Green Procurement

07 Nov 2024
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University Decarbonisation Lessons from the Netherlands
Andrew Dutton, Sector Leader, Education, Arcadis

In the Netherlands the Universities have established ways to involve the students with sustainability. The session will include representatives from the Netherland Universities sector to share knowledge and case studies. Identification of transferable lessons from the Netherlands and identifying ways of engaging students in decarbonisation.

Designing for Decarbonisation in Higher Education Buildings
Richard O’Hegarty & Niamh Burke, RKD

The fabric and form of our higher education buildings should be designed to inspire the minds of our future generations. RKD use a combination of research and in house worked examples to present a pathway towards a net zero higher education building. The work is presented through a whole life carbon lens, highlighting the importance of design when targeting a balance between operational efficiency and material sufficiency. Insights into material selection and detail design are presented for embodied carbon reduction and circular economy enablement, while a combination of research and experience is used to explain the holistic approach to operational efficiency.

Andrew Dutton, Sector Leader, Education - Arcadis
Richard O'Hegarty, Research Lead - RKD
Niamh Burke, Education + Healthcare Sector Lead, Director - RKD
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