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Navigating the energy cost crisis to deliver Net Zero public sector buildings

Powering the UK public sector already costs in the region of £3.4 billion every year and carries a sizeable carbon footprint, estimated at 13.3 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Soaring energy bills and looming climate emergency targets mean the situation for local authorities is even more strained.

Our homes, workplaces and publicly-owned properties are responsible for 17% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions. Building performance improvements are therefore critical for councils to deliver on Net Zero. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has yet to respond to the High Court’s ruling that its net zero strategy didn’t provide enough information on how emissions are to be reduced. But councils cannot afford to wait – not least so they can make use of Social Housing Decarbonisation Funding and other government grants.

Learn from local authorities as they share how they perceive the significance of embodied carbon; how they are assessing carbon in new and existing buildings, including crucial concerns at design stage; the significance of operational considerations across the full life cycle of any building; and the tools and approaches that are supporting them.

Join this webinar to discover:
• How local authorities are funding Net Zero delivery for buildings
• Where councils feel prepared for Net Zero delivery – and where the chief concerns lie
• How to demystify the measurement and optimisation of building performance & opportunities & challenges presented by digital technology

Chris Anton, Lead Energy Officer, Perth & Kinross Council
Niall Gibson, BD-UK, Integrated Environmental Solutions
Ian MacLeod, Director of Planning, Transport and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council
Ewan Prentice, Strategic Energy Coordinator, Stirling Council
Arun Rao, Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Environment, Greater London Authority
Katharina Winbeck, Strategic Lead, Transport and Environment, London Councils

Key Details


Date start:

8th February 2023 @ 10:00

Date end:

8th February 2023 @ 11:00



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