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Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Leader

Beginner


  • E-learning Module Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon e-learning module

    1 hour online module providing an overview of Climate and Carbon

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  • Web link FM and embodied carbon

    FM link resource including analysis of the amount of embodied carbon within building assemblies and typical fit out operations.

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  • Web link Carbon trust - Feed In Tariffs

    Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) make the business case for installing renewable energy for electricity generation more attractive. They were introduced to encourage the use of small scale...

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  • Web link Energy Performance Certificates

    An Introduction to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) from the Energy Saving Trust

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  • Web link EPC and DEC Requirements

    Brief bulletin report on the 2013 changes to the requirements of EPCs and DECs for both commercial property, public buildings and asset performance

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  • Document / Presentation Food fact sheet - Julie's bicycle

    This sheet is aimed at those who procure food, lease catering tenders and cook/ prepare food in the live performance sector. A brief introduction to the GHG emissions of food...

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  • Document / Presentation Carbon Management Best Practice in Food and Drink Manufacturing

    Guidance prepared as part of the Food and Drink Federation's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.

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  • Document / Presentation DEFRA Guidance on how to measure and report your greenhouse gas emissions

    This guidance aims to support UK organisations in reducing their contribution to climate change. It explains how to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and set targets to reduce...

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  • Video Climate Change: An Introduction

    Ian Nicholson of Responsible Solutions and Peter Johnson of Kier Group talk about the significance of human induced climate change on the construction industry.

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  • Video Climate change and IPCC report findings described visually

    A video from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme explains global warming and projected changes in the near future. Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere...

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  • Web link Carbon reduction and efficiency

    Web links to various pages relating to carbon reduction and efficiency measures

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  • Document / Presentation First Steps in Energy Management

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module written by/for EIBI by way of an introduction to energy management.

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  • Video Carbon Reporting: A supplier's perspective

    Michael Ambrose of Wavneys gives the supplier's perspective on reporting carbon use and the challenges and benefits they've seen as a result.

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  • Video Carbon Reporting: A contractor's perspective

    Brian Handcock of Morgan Sindall gives the contractor's perspective on how carbon reporting has helped their business, and what they expect from their supply chain.

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  • Web link Faithful & Gould Q & A briefing

    Series of questions and answers relating to embodied carbon (in construction) delivered by Faithful & Gould.

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  • Web link National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    NOAA 'one page' summaries introducing and describing greenhouse gases.

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  • Web link Department of Energy & Climate Change policy on increasing the use of low-carbon technologies

    Department of Energy & Climate Change policy on increasing the use of low-carbon technologies with specific links to related financial instruments, e.g., Feed-In Tariffs (FITs).

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  • Web link Committee on Climate Change - Adapting to climate change in the UK

    Assessing how well the UK is prepared to adapt to climate change impacts and risks

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  • Tool Business in the Community - Business Resiliencies Health check

    Survey to help identify areas for improvement on climate change adaptation

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  • Document / Presentation DEFRA - Opportunities for UK businesses from Climate Change Adaptation

    Built Environment section focusing on specific opportunities from climate change adaptation

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  • Web link Renewables in Scotland

    Jonathan Porritt of Friends of the Earth blog on renewables in Scotland

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Intermediate


  • E-learning Module Carbon Reporting

    E learning module containing an introduction to the principles of sustainable construction

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  • Web link The Carbon Trust - Food and Drink

    Energy efficiency and carbon saving advice for the food and drink sector.

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  • Web link Carbon Trust - Carbon Footprinting Guide

    A 20-page guide to carbon footprinting explains what is included in organisational and product footprints, how you can measure and communicate them, and the benefits of doing...

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  • Web link Carbon trust catering carbon calculator

    The Cut Costs and Carbon Calculator is a business tool to help manage the energy costs, carbon footprint and environmental impact of your business catering operations.

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  • Document / Presentation MET Office - Our changing climate: the current science (2015)

    A summary document on the past changes to the UK climate, along with information on future projections and climate models.

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  • Document / Presentation Carbon Trust - Energy Management

    Guide to energy use and management from the Carbon Trust, including policies and strategies.

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  • Document / Presentation Carbon Trust - An introduction to energy management

    A 52-page guide to energy management which is intended to help all industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, better understand the concepts of energy management,...

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  • Web link Carbon Trust - Carbon Footprinting

    Guide to carbon footprinting, including differences, measuring, communication, benefits and the steps to calculate a footprint.

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  • Web link BAM - Carbon Foot printing, Reporting and Carbon Reduction Case Studies

    Link to BAM's webpages headlining their activities and progress in monitoring and reducing carbon. Includes numerous case studies and explains reporting emissions in ‘Scopes’...

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Cutting embodied carbon in construction projects

    Information sheet for construction clients and designers - This guidance will help you identify basic cost-effective actions to reduce the carbon impact of the materials used...

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  • Web link GreenSpec - Embodied energy

    List of materials and the embodied energy (carbon) produced using the Sustainable Energy Research Team (SERT) of the University of Bath's, 'Inventory of Carbon & Energy'

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  • Document / Presentation 2017 Government Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors for Company Reporting

    Guidelines on the tool for Greenhouse gas conversion factors for company reporting

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  • Web link 2010 to 2015 Government Policy: Energy demand Reduction in Industry, Business and the Public Sector

    Link to Gov.UK website summarising the previous Coalition Government's approach to demand reduction (not yet updated). Contains links to relevant aspects e.g. CRC, EU ETS, etc.

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  • Web link Environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses

    Government advice on environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses including the Climate Change Levy

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  • Tool UKCIP - Adaptation Wizard

    The tool takes you through a 5 -step process to determine your vulnerability to climate change, identify your key climate risks and develop a climate change adaptation strategy....

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  • Tool Adapt to Climate Change - A resource created by Business Link

    Climate resilience toolkit -: Identify where you can save money by preparing for climate change impacts, adapt your business to the effects of climate change, and protect your...

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  • Web link Institute for Sustainability: Low carbon domestic retrofit guides

    IfS 'funding and procurement for low carbon retrofit projects' guidance.

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  • E-learning Module Reduce carbon, reduce costs

    Developed for the Green Construction Board and aimed at the whole supply chain, this introductory e-module goes through the basics of carbon measurement and reporting within the...

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  • Document / Presentation The Renewable Routemap

    Sets targets for renewable energy in the built environment by 2020

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Advanced


  • E-learning Module Delivering Energy and Carbon Efficient Buildings

    This 1 hour e-Learning module will explain the difference between energy and carbon, what the performance gap is, and how buildings can achieve energy and carbon savings.

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  • Document / Presentation BRE - EPCs for construction sale or rent

    BRE presentation on EPCs including information on calculation and comparisons of EPCs, and how to improve upon in-use performance.

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  • Document / Presentation Low carbon procurement guidance for catering and services

    West Midlands local authority guidance on the procurement of carbon efficient Catering Equipment and Services. The document is intended to be used as guidance and for reference...

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  • Document / Presentation ICE - Energy demand and reduction opportunities in the UK food chain

    This paper reviews the literature on energy consumption and emissions from each stage of the food sector and outlines approaches and technologies for demand reduction.

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  • Web link PwC: Climate change risks and opportunities

    PwC has assessed risks to their business due to climate change, their trends, and outlined mitigation opportunities for each risk.

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  • Web link Introduction to ISO 50001: 2011 standard for Energy Management Systems

    An introduction to the ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems, including information on its requirements and scope.

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  • Tool Greenhouse Gas Protocol Calculation Tool

    Link to individual sector tools to enable organisations to develop inventories of their GHG emissions

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  • Document / Presentation A guide to understanding the embodied impacts of construction products

    Construction Products Association (CPA) guidance to improve understanding of embodied impacts of construction products. Introduces life cycle considerations and Life Cycle Analysis...

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  • Tool WRAP Embodied Carbon Database

    The Embodied Carbon Database was commissioned by WRAP and the UK Green Building Council to capture embodied carbon data for whole buildings. The aim is to provide a free and publicly...

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  • Document / Presentation Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Standard

    The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard includes standards and guidance for companies and other organisations preparing a GHG emissions inventory.

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  • Web link Guidance on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

    Government guidance on ESOS, including how to complete an assessment and information on deadlines and who qualifies.

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  • Tool UKCIP - Business Areas Climate Impacts Assessment Tool (BACLIAT)

    The tool is a workshop aide that helps businesses identify potential threats and opportunities from climate change.

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  • Web link GovUK Climate Change Risk Assessment

    The Government published the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) in January 2012, the first assessment of its kind for the UK and the first in a 5 year cycle. It sets out...

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  • Document / Presentation Low Carbon Route map for the Built Environment

    This infographic is based on the Green Construction Board’s Low Carbon Routemap for the Built Environment, March 2013, which sets out actions, together with key performance indicators...

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Expert


  • Web link IPCC - Climate Change 2014: Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

    Provides information on all aspects of technologies and socio-economic policies, including cost-effective measures to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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  • Document / Presentation OECD - Climate Change Mitigation - What do we do?

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development booklet presents some of major economic issues that will need to be considered in the formulation of a strategy to address...

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  • Web link DECC - Carbon Offsetting

    Description of what Carbon Offsetting is and the actions involved.

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  • Tool Circular Ecology Carbon Footprint Calculators

    A list of links to various carbon footprint calculators specifically intended for use in the construction industry

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  • Web link IPCC - Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

    Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. This Special Report explores the social as well as...

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  • Web link Stern Review on the economics of climate change

    An overview of the Stern Review is provided, including a link to the full report.

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Leader


  • Web link DECC - Carbon Budgets

    DECC Explanation of carbon budgets which are implemented through the Climate Change Act 2008

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