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Low and Zero Carbon Energy Technologies

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£390.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£310.00  +VAT
  • Energy Efficiency

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This course introduces technologies that contribute to reducing a building's overall carbon footprint. These technologies are often referred to as Low or Zero Carbon Technologies. These technologies are now becoming mainstream. The course seeks to cover the technical issues, design and maintenance implications, and the capital and running costs that must be considered when contemplating incorporating systems into new and existing buildings.

The course also seeks to provide an outline of some key political and regulatory drivers that can influence technology selection, and these can be utilised by the delegate to provide a good foundation of information when seeking to validate technology selection.

Learning outcomes

A greater understanding of technologies that can positively contribute to reducing a building's energy footprint and the confidence to undertake feasibility studies to determine practical solutions.

The course is suitable for all those involved in improving the energy efficiency of buildings eg: energy managers, consultants, engineers, developers, facility / building managers, architects etc

Agenda for event
Time Description


  • Primary legislation and key drivers
  • UK targets
  • Building Regulations
    • Part L and Regulations 25A
    • Potential direction of building regulations
  • The London Plan
  • Financial drivers
  • Bench marking
    • Energy Performance Certificates
    • Display Energy Certificates
  • Consumer awareness

Coffee / comfort break (15 mins)


Low and Zero Carbon Technologies

  • Benefits of low carbon buildings
  • Passive design measures - fabric
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar thermal

Lunch (60 mins)


Low and Zero Carbon Technologies - cont.

  • Biomass
    • Pellet
    • Woodchip
  • Heat pumps
  • CHP
  • District Heating
  • Fuel cells
  • Biofuels
  • Battery storage

Coffee / comfort break  (15 mins)


Feasibility studies

  • The requirement
  • Outline structure
  • Stages & Gateways
  • Templates

Close - Q&A

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

-Full day training with an industry expert trainer

-CPD certificate

-PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

*If you are having any difficulties please email us at [email protected].


Christopher Ayres

Christopher Ayres

Pivotal Design and Consultancy Limited | Consulting Building Services Engineer

Passionate Low Carbon Consulting Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the field of Building Services Engineering ranging from new builds to renovation of existing buildings in various building arena types, from domestic “Grand design” new homes to BREEAM-rated award-winning buildings at hospitals, schools, and commercial offices.

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies that have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

All delegate alterations/cancellations must be received in writing to: [email protected]  

Please note we do not accept card payments via American express

Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred. 

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