3 Feb 2022
The urgent need for a net zero built environment
In our latest VOLUME piece, Professor Chris Goodier explains the urgent need for a net zero built environment and discusses what we're doing at Loughborough University to prepare for the challenges ahead.
He says: "Climate change and the route to net zero is the greatest challenge of our generation – with the built environment being a significant and intrinsically important part of this journey."
Reducing the energy use and emissions from new and existing buildings is a key plank of many national net zero strategies. Our dwellings and workplaces also need to be resilient to the changing climate – providing safe, healthy and comfortable places in which to live and work for years to come.
Our multi-disciplinary Building Energy Research Group (BERG) is revolutionising building performance – delivering a range of innovations to create healthier and more sustainable spaces, while developing the guidelines and regulations that will steer future construction policy and practice.
Please take a look at our full VOLUME webpage to see the research and projects undertaken in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering that are preparing the world for the challenges ahead.