Andy Ford, Fulcrum Consulting

Sets out the business case for zero carbon, explaining why it is needed, what needs to happen and by when. An overview is provided of the current emissions from the built environment and how this needs to fall by 2050, in the context of the problems with the existing building stock. A zero carbon hierarchy is put forward, based upon: 1) energy efficiency; 2) carbon compliance; 3) a community energy fund. It is suggested that to move towards zero carbon, we should start building a heat infrastructure and find ways to fund community energy centres, linking energy and property companies and investigating how non-domestic development might benefit existing housing. Overviews are provided for Interseasonal Heat Transfer, Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage and city sized ring mains.

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