As part of The Engineering Club‘s, Furlough College – Mini Masters, I have been running The Green Recovery module. You can find out on the website here.
The idea behind it, as with all Engineering Club activities, was to celebrate the culture of engineering. In this case to expand peoples knowledge and skills during the lockdown or while furloughed. During the course you have an ongoing project with tutorials, which is supported with sessions on culture, creativity, skills and the green recovery.
WHOLE LIFE CARBON CALCULATION, CÍARAN MALIK
I gave an introduction to Whole Life Carbon (WLC) Assessment and the parts of design that affect each module.
NET ZERO OPERATIONAL CARBON, JULIE GODEFROY
Julie did a great job, focusing on Operational Carbon and design decisions needed to reduce it.
ZERO AND NEAR-ZERO IMPACT BUILDINGS, XAVIER AGUILÓ I ARAN AND ANNA MESTRE
Xavier and Anna showed how some projects have been evolving from BAC to reduce the carbon and environmental impact of them. They did a great job of showing a whole system approach to reduce the impact; using the mass in one place to reduce the demand elsewhere.
BLUE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, DARREN Woolf
Darren did a great job of explaining the social and environmental benefits of incorporating more blue and green spaces, or infrastructure, into our cities.
REGENERATIVE DESIGN, MARTIN BROWN
Martin gave a great introduction into regenerative design, sharing some great projects which have done it and some of the methods they used.