A CPD module aimed at helping construction industry professionals tackle the performance gap has been launched this month by insulation pioneers Actis. The seminar responds to the Zero Carbon Hubs call for a major cultural shift within the industry to enable the UK to achieve its 2020 ambition of ensuring 90% of new builds meet or exceed their designed energy performance.
In its end of term report on the performance gap, published this summer, the Zero Carbon Hub cites key steps which must be taken to address the huge gulf which currently exists between design and as-built energy performance. The report states: A pan-industry shift in focus is required to create the necessary cultural change to address the issues identified. The scale of change in business practice envisaged within the tight timeframe of the 2020 Ambition will only be possible if there are clear drivers to underpin it.
It is the first of these three drivers - energy literacy which the Actis CPD module addresses. The Hub wants to improve understanding of why the performance gap exists and how it can be closed across the whole gamut of industry professionals - clients, planners, designers, architects, engineers, SAP assessors, energy modellers, developers, contractors, procurers, site managers, materials suppliers, operatives, commissioners, testers, verifiers, values and insurance bodies.
Bookings can be made by visiting http://www.insulation-actis.com.