Webinar 1 - Heating for Net Zero: Fabric efficiency “Fabric First”

On 29 June Innovate UK KTN Net Zero Places Innovation Network in partnership with the Greater South East Net Zero Hubs (funded by BEIS) are hosting the first webinar of their new series ‘Heating for Net Zero’ which is trying to explore the most common questions from local authorities to decarbonise buildings and estates. This first event will focus on Fabric efficiency ‘Fabric first’.

Event Details
When

29/06/2022

11.30 - 12.30

Where

Online

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What is ‘Fabric First’?

The fabric performance of a building influences the amount of energy needed to heat it as well as cool it. Taking a ‘Fabric first’ approach, simply means maximising the performance of the building’s external envelope, before considering ‘add-ons’ to improve a building’s energy efficiency and sustainability credentials.

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Why is it important to take it into consideration?

Before embarking on the world of decarbonising buildings, consideration for how much energy should be reviewed? Is it the operations or is it to heat the building?  As on average up to 60% of the energy consumed could be purely on space heating. Improving fabric performance can have a dramatic impact on energy usage of a building. Many low carbon heating systems require a high-performance building to work efficiently.  

 

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Series overview | Heating for Net Zero – Decarbonisation of Buildings and Estates

This webinar series, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK KTN Net Zero Places Innovation Network and the Greater South East Net Zero Hubs (funded by BEIS) is answering the most common questions from local authorities to decarbonise buildings and estates. These one-hour-long events are aiming to help and guide local authority officers who have the responsibility to meet net-zero and want to hear how other authorities have approached their net-zero challenges.

Webinars in this series