RSUA Sustainability Conference

Category: Conference

Following on from the launch of the RSUA Climate Action Paper in February we invite you to join us for the RSUA Sustainability Conference – Routes to Net Zero Carbon, a full-day event featuring 18 expert speakers on a diverse range of sustainability topics. The conference will take place on 31 May 2023, from 8am to 5pm at the brand new BREEAM excellent Ulster University Belfast Campus.

We recognise the journey to net-zero for Northern Ireland will require a radical transformation of what we build, where we build and how we build. This conference will focus on the urgent need for action to ensure Northern Ireland’s built environment helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the targets set in the Climate Change Act (NI) 2022. Our expert speakers will offer insight into various routes to achieving these targets, from the use of renewable energy sources to sustainable building practices.

Attendees can expect to hear from a variety of professionals, including architects, engineers, and environmental experts, each with their own unique perspective on sustainability. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and practical advice on how we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Key issues to be examined:

  • Policy context in Northern Ireland
  • Case studies of successful reduction of operational energy
  • Calculating embodied carbon/emissions
  • Reducing embodied emissions
  • Retrofit to Enerphit
  • Retrofit Social Housing
  • The future of low carbon educational buildings
  • Passivehaus offices
  • Changes to energy infrastructure
  • Options for natural materials
  • Making low energy buildings stack up commercially


Ulster University
Block BC, UU Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast


Royal Society of Ulster Architects

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