Low Carbon Technologies - Online
In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s wind farms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants (ie renewable energy) generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas (ie fossil fuels) for the first time, and this level of generation is set to increase even further year on year.
Consumer demand for low carbon technologies has significantly increased over the past few years due to awareness of the climate emergency and the carbon emissions fossil fuels generate.
To date, the most popular technologies have been solar thermal and photovoltaic panels but some energy systems that have previously not been considered low carbon options as they rely on electricity - such as heat pumps - are seeing a rise in popularity as electricity in the UK is increasingly generated by renewables.
About the session
Join expert trainer Lucy Pedler, Director of The Green Register, for this 2 hour session which will:
- distinguish between low carbon technologies and renewable energy technologies
- take a look at the pros and cons of the main technologies available including the technical aspects of some of the main systems
- include an update on heat pumps, which are seeing a rise in popularity right now
- review Government incentives past, present and future such as the Renewable Heat incentive, Feed In Tariffs and its successor
About the trainer
Lucy Pedler, BA Arch, Dip Arch, ARB
Lucy is an architect with 34 years of professional experience in the UK and USA and has particular expertise in sustainable building practices. Lucy created The Green Register in 2000, now a nationwide networking and educational not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable building practices to all disciplines of the construction industry.
In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco, designing buildings that have a low impact on the environment. In 2005, Paul McWilliams joined archipeleco to then create develeco limited, a company exclusively self-funded to offer refurbishments of existing buildings - usually in very poor condition - and transform the properties into sustainable, beautiful buildings fit for 21st century living.
Lucy is an Earth Champion, on the panel of the Bristol Urban Design Forum and a keen cyclist.
The Futureproof initiative in the West of England region connects homeowners needing energy-saving refurbishments with builders skilled in sustainable construction. This session is offered FREE to builders and trades registered for training as Futureproof Associate Builders (FABs) For enquiries or to apply for FREE Futureproof training, visit www.futureproof.uk.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org