Infrastructure Forum on pathways for heat decarbonisation
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 9 January 2020
UK Green Building Council
This workshop for UKGBC members will feed into a decarbonisation of heating roadmap.
The UK government has legislated to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The decarbonisation of heat in existing domestic and non-domestic buildings will be a key step in reaching this target.
UKGBC is part of an industry coalition set up to support the transition to net-zero. The coalition was formed earlier this year by Mott MacDonald and a number of other infrastructure organisations (including UKGBC, Skanska, TfL and others) with the aim of working with Government on how to deliver the infrastructure needed for UK net-zero by 2050. This coalition is now working on a number of work packages to feed into key Government decisions in 2020. One of these is focussed on heat decarbonisation pathways, and is being undertaken in partnership with BEIS and the Committee on Climate Change.
The heat decarbonisation work focusses on alternative pathways for the decarbonisation of heat, each with different implementation challenges and opportunities for end users. As part of the workshop we will present three decarbonisation pathways that look at electrification, hydrogen and hybrid solutions. The session will bring together industry practitioners from different fields to identify and discuss what the key challenges are for the end users, and propose key decision points for deployment of low carbon measures and heating systems for end users, which will feed into a decarbonisation of heating roadmap.
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