Training Needs To Realise Low Carbon Buildings: The Welsh Built Environment Sector
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A. Ruiz del Portal, J. A. Gwilliam
The implementation of low carbon strategies in architectural projects requires practitioners to possess current knowledge of this rapidly changing subject. This paper explores the low carbon skills needs of the Welsh building sector and the role of knowledge and training in the delivery of low carbon design. In this context the Welsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) project has developed a course suite that aims to effectively support the ongoing low carbon training requirements of built environment professionals. This training is based on the research outputs from the Low Carbon Research Institute’s Convergence Energy Programme (LCRI_CEP). Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) is one of the themes of research within the LCRI. This research has been led by the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. The development of WEST LCBE courses is informed by the skills and training needs analysis (STNA) undertaken within the framework of the WEST project, helping to ensure that the courses address the identified needs.
low carbon skills, built environment, CPD, training