Net Zero Short Courses
The UK Built Environment is facing a rapid shift in culture and mindset as the demand for Net Zero accelerates. The market needs individuals with the skills to procure, design and operate a new generation of fossil-fuel-free buildings.
To meet this urgent demand, we are offering a choice of four highly topical short courses, designed to fit alongside busy working lives. These courses (which qualify for a new type of student loan*) bring together a powerful combination of classroom theory and hands-on experience to ensure learners acquire actionable skills – all within one academic year.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to research, write and report on Net Zero imperatives pertaining to your subject, exert influence within your project, teams or organisation to respond intelligently and diligently to the rapidly evolving Net Zero agenda.
Designing Net Zero Buildings
Designing Net Zero Buildings teaches the critical elements involved in designing buildings that don’t rely on fossil fuels. It focuses on the whole-building systems and HVAC engineering and is aimed at those who are familiar with the built environment but not with low-carbon building services.
Leadership and Management for Net Zero Buildings
Leadership and Management for Net Zero Buildings is designed for mid-career professionals seeking to advance to team leadership or more strategic roles within the built environment. The course covers the global context of climate change and global energy supplies; the definition, boundaries, challenges and opportunities of Net Zero within the built environment; and the systems-change drivers, from national legislation to local policy and town planning as well as energy networks, grids, transportation and urban contexts.
Operating Net Zero Buildings
Operating Net Zero Buildings has been developed in response to the growing demand for organisations to mitigate operational carbon and demonstrate compliance with increasingly stringent targets. The course is aimed at facilities and maintenance managers with operational knowledge of buildings, but less formal knowledge of building performance. It teaches facilities managers how to operate buildings to deliver optimal comfort and cost and operation efficiency, and deliver best operational practices without reliance on fossil fuels, through an understanding of good control design and data management.