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UCL-Energy Seminar: Energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings: Are we on target for 2050?

Date: 5 April 2016 Time: 18.00
Location: Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL - Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Cost: Free to attend. Booking essential

Through the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK has a legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% by 2050 from 1990 levels. The Green Construction Board’s Low Carbon Routemap identified that the built environment – domestic and non-domestic buildings and infrastructure - was responsible for 190 MtCO2e of GHG emissions - operational and embodied - in 2010: approximately 32% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Thus meeting the 2050 reduction represents a considerable challenge.

This talk will explore some of the issues relating to energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings that will contribute to meeting the 2050 target including:

  • the current regulatory context and the government’s recent consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape;
  • the performance gap: the difference between the designed performance of buildings and their actual in-use performance;
  • examples of best practice in delivering energy efficient buildings; and
  • the business case for energy efficiency including the link to the health and well-being of building occupants.



Free to attend. Booking essential.



Please book here.

This event is expected to be extremely popular, and places will be on a first come first served basis. One ticket registration per email address. If multiple tickets are registered to a single attendee you will be contacted and the duplicate tickets will be cancelled. If you are no longer able to attend please email

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