Engineering services alliance Actuate UK is working with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) – an independent, not for profit, centre of excellence for energy systems innovation and transformation for net zero - on a strategy to boost the creation of a skilled workforce that will play a central role in reducing emissions from the built environment and deliver on the government carbon targets.
ACTUATE UK to present at Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 Session
ACTUATE UK to present at Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 Session on 11 November
Construction: The Built Environment’, Thursday 11 November 2021 (9:30am-11am, Green Zone, Cinema Auditorium)
Actuate UK has been confirmed as one of the Construct Zero partners presenting in the Construction Leadership Council’s session Construction: The Build Environment at COP26 on Thursday 11 November.
Michelle Agha-Hossein, a chartered engineer, will be presenting on how Actuate UK members are advancing the importance of retrofit in reducing carbon emissions in existing buildings. Michelle is the Building Performance and Soft Landings Lead at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) – one of the Actuate UK member organisations. She said:
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate at COP26 in Glasgow and look forward to presenting how the built environment can decarbonise through retrofitting existing building stock, given most will still be in operation in 2050. Achieving the collective target certainly depends upon all stakeholders embracing practical pathways on the journey towards net zero.”
Actuate UK net zero policy also supports the Construction Leadership Council’s Domestic Retrofit Strategy and seeks ways to maximise the contribution of engineering services to carbon reduction strategies in public sector, commercial and industrial premises, as well as transport and other essential infrastructure.
Actuate UK, the voice of engineering services, welcomes The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE’s) new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool. For the first time engineers can easily estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in buildings.
Actuate UK, the voice of Building Engineering Services, warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver net zero emission buildings. While the number of Engineering Services apprentices starting out in England in 2022 is back to pre-COVID levels, many more new starters are needed if we are to achieve net zero by 2050.