Embodied energy: economic and environmental implications for a sustainably built environment

28 January 2015, 6.30 PM - 28 January 2015, 7.30 PM

David Churcher, Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA)

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TR

The South Western and South Wales branch of the Energy Institute (EI) have organised a joint lecture with ICE, IStructE, CIBSE, IMarE, RINA and Bristol University on embodied energy.

In this lecture David Churcher, Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) will explain why embodied energy is increasingly important in the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings and civil engineering infrastructure. He will also explain the impact of economics in the holistic view of sustainability, and how economic and environmental considerations can both conflict and support each other.

Speaker biography:

David Churcher has over 20 years' experience in the building and construction sector. His first degree was in civil engineering and he completed his MBA in 2005 with the Open University. He has spent much of his career assisting the construction industry develop and implement best practice. His most recent areas of professional interest have been life-cycle costing and life-cycle environmental impact, the management of design, and building information modelling.

At BSRIA, based in Bracknell, Berkshire, David has managed the Construction Practice and Construction Business Improvement groups, and he is now a Principal Consultant in the Sustainable Buildings Group. He lectures on a number of BSRIA training courses and he is the lead author of a number of BSRIA guides, including:

Life cycle assessment – an introduction
Design framework for building services
Whole-life costing analysis
Customer-supplier relationships

This lecture is free to attend with no advance booking required.

Contact information

Colin Chapman
email: crc@lochin.fsnet.co.uk

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