Faithful+Gould Productcast Talks Of Low Carbon Schools

Dale Potts
Faithful+Gould sustainability expert Ian Butterss recently contributed to an online ProductCast discussion entitled 'Towards Zero Carbon School Buildings'.

The ProductCast, an interactive learning tool featuring audio and synchronized PowerPoint, was broadcast on Building Online. With Andrew Thorne from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Ian Butterss discussed how schools can move towards becoming carbon neutral.

Faithful+Gould has been working closely with the DCSF since July to define a Government policy for reducing carbon emissions in new school buildings. Reductions will be delivered for schools procured during the period 2008-11.

The Children's Plan launched in December 2007 by Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Ed Balls, set the ambitious goal for all new school buildings to be zero carbon by 2016. As a first step the Department wants all new school buildings to reduce their carbon emissions by 60%.

View the ProductCast and listen as Ian and Andrew address how this target was set and how it will be achieved.

To view the ProductCast please visit: http://www.building.co.uk/hybrid.asp?navcode=2765