24th November 2020
Lessons learnt from The Carbon Neutral Laboratory. Technical talk by Matthew Butler, AECOM. Venue: Webinar. Time: 16:00 - 17:00 BST. Registration link: EventBrite
16:00 - 16:05 - Welcome by Prof Ljubomir Jankovic, President, ASHRAE UK London & South East Chapter
16:05 - 16:50 - Lessons learnt from The Carbon Neutral Laboratory
16:50 - 17:00 - Q&A and Close
Lessons learnt from The Carbon Neutral Laboratory
The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Sustainable Chemistry is the first chemistry laboratory targeting carbon neutrality in the UK and, as far as we are aware, the world. It supports all of the operational requirements of the University’s Sustainable Chemistry department. The building was built from natural low carbon materials reducing embodied carbon to a minimum. Its design was optimised to minimise operational energy consumption with a solar PV array and combined heat and power from a sustainable biofuel used to generate the remaining energy required to run the laboratory. It achieved both BREEAM 'Outstanding' and LEED 'Platinum' awards.
About the speaker
Matthew Butler is an Associate Director in the Building Services team at AECOM, based in the St Albans office. He has specialist knowledge in the development of low energy solutions for a wide range of projects from offices to complex laboratories and data centres. Matthew uses this knowledge to apply sustainable engineering solutions whilst maintaining operational and functional performance.