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Ms Judit Kimpian

Address: 5-8 Hardwick Street, London, EC1R 4RG

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PhotoCarbonBuzz will raise the understanding of carbon emissions from buildings by providing an online communication tool for practices to monitor carbon emissions, compare and share outcomes and set realistic targets against nationwide trends. Through this online forum, practices will be invited to manage and track their project emissions from design to operation.

Project information logged through the CarbonBuzz interface will be hosted in a ‘blind’ database, ensuring project and practice confidentiality. The  anonymous data will be used to generate statistical trends and feedback on current practice and suitable analysis protocols for this will be developed.

Key building features contributing to carbon emissions such as sector, region, GFA, occupancy, sustainability ratings, energy demand, ventilation strategy and renewable technologies will be recorded in a format that will allow architects to evaluate their projects against CIBSE benchmarks, established as the industry standard.

The monitoring scheme will set the framework for the RIBA to recognise practice commitment to carbon management. To qualify for the RIBA ‘Carbon Conscious Practice’ accreditation scheme, practices will be asked to publish a number of ‘project sheets’ yearly to include design and operational energy use.

These projects will inform future benchmarking, policy and research, particularly on the alignment of design predictions and realised operational emissions, an important concern for the sector.


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