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Assessment and Application of Zero Carbon Building

27 May 2011
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Where: Seminar room 505, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT+1 / BST] (12:00 for lunch)



The feasibility study involved investigation of recently published guidelines into the definition of ‘Zero carbon’ by the government and a comparison with ‘true’ zero carbon buildings.

Heriot-Watt University carried out a study of Zero Carbon literature which is presented within the main body of the accompanying ‘Full Report’.

The study uses the proposed Riccarton Ecovillage on the campus at Heriot-Watt University to provide the sample building used for the detailed analysis and assessment parts of the study. Heriot-Watt University and IES worked together using IES’s Virtual Environment software to perform predictions of carbon emissions.

The detailed calculations consider a range of currently available building technologies, and systems that could be used either in isolation, or in conjunction with one another. The analyses are intended to demonstrate the differences between current building standards and the improvements that will be needed in future both to meet the published regulatory guidelines and also to provide a comparison with true zero carbon using representative domestic Scottish buildings as the basis for the analysis.

The study aims to show what renewable technologies need to be employed in order to meet Zero Carbon – using both dynamic simulation methods and Building Regulations SAP software meeting the Scottish Technical Standards Section 6 requirements.


Prof. Sue Roaf, Heriot Watt University

Dr David McEwan, IES Ltd


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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