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2 day course
2 day course
- The course provides a broad understanding of renewables technology
- Key information is presented on how best to use renewable energy technologieseffectively and economically
- Overiew of relevant planning issues and government incentive schemes.
- Explores how renewable technologies can be incorporated into a buildings design, discussing the impact on building structure and building services design
- Why BRE? View the BRE Training video
Renewable energy can play a key role in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment, and is required for most new build projects to achieve Building Regulations and Planning requirements. Renewables are becoming increasingly popular as a retrofit option into existing buildings to take advantage of the introduction of the Feed In Tariffs (FITs) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Incorporating renewable energy and renewables technologies into buildings provides both many opportunities and challenges for the design team. This course provides key advice and guidance for Building Professionals to ensure their buildings are practical, implementable and maximise use of renewable energy inputs.
- Introductions, BRE, Course Plan
- Drivers for using renewables - exploring how government targets, the rising cost and security of energy supply, Feed-In Tariff and incentives are driving the market.
- Financial Incentives - understanding how tariffs apply to renewable energy technologies
- Energy Efficiency Due Diligence - how energy efficiency can be combined with renewable energy technologies to make the biggest impact.
- BREEAM & Code for Sustainable Homes - explanation of the assessment methods and strategies to meet them.
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) - explanation of the MCS scheme and how quality standards are applied to both installers and products
- Planning Overview - examining planning policy statement 22
- PV for building designers - exploring site requirements and integration into buildings
- Solar Thermal for building designers - exploring site requirements and integration into buildings
- Visit real systems - PV & Solar Thermal - visit to the onsite BRE Innovation Park
Small Wind Turbines - explanation of the different type of systems and their costs and energy yields.
Biomass - design and integration into buildings, fuel issues and planning.
Heat Pumps - air, ground and water source comparison and visit to real systems on the BRE Innovation Park.
Assessing buildings for most appropriate technologies - comparison of renewable energy technologies and their efficiency in different buildings scenarios.
Closing remarks & Feedback
Members of the design team
Building Services Engineers
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