Speaker preview: Sarah Graham
Practicalities of Driving Towards Net-Zero
With approximately 40% of the UK’s carbon emissions attributable to the built environment, our industry represents a huge slice of the pie when it comes to driving down emissions. And with the legally-binding target of the UK being net zero by 2050 in place, now is the time for the construction industry and others involved in the design and operation of our buildings to step up and take action to make this commitment a reality.
To facilitate the transition towards net-zero, digital transformation within the construction industry is absolutely vital to understanding and managing the complex interaction of the multiple assets and systems that characterise building and community scale projects. Encompassing everything from energy, water, waste and transport, alongside the buildings themselves.
Digital solutions are already beginning to emerge to support us on our way to achieving this, helping to make net-zero in building operation within the scope of a decentralised energy network a reality. In fact, a number of communities, campuses and cities are already implementing digital innovations with extremely positive results.
Join Sarah Graham, ICL Consultant at IES, at Futurebuild where she’ll be delving into the practical uses of technology in reaching net-zero. The session will illustrate key challenges and how they can be tackled, using real life case study examples, including:
- A ground breaking community energy project – home to the largest community energy battery in Europe – where a 3D community interaction model was developed to enable real-time visualisation of energy consumption to educate and engage the community
- A university EcoCampus, which succeeded in uncovering 31% potential energy savings, S$4.7M cost savings and 9.6kt carbon savings, using the latest in Digital Twin technology
- A city council that is seeking to improve the performance of its portfolio, using a single digital platform to: collect, organise and analyse multiple data sources; create bespoke dashboards and alerts; and which utilises calibrated modelling and machine learning to fill missing data gaps, ensure data quality and facilitate predictive maintenance.
Sarah’s session – ‘Practicalities of Driving Towards Net-Zero’ – will take place on Tuesday 3rd March, 13.00-13.30 at Futurebuild’s Digital Impact Stage (C79). Come along to find out more about the practical solutions you can implement now to lead the way to net-zero.