Mike Medas, Research Engineer at AECOM will join our panel of experts at the upcoming "Embodied Carbon" breakfast event on 5th March. As the construction industry learns to design and construct buildings with ever decreasing operational energy consumption, issues of embodied carbon become increasingly important in the whole life cycle costing of a building. Our panel of experts will present learning outcomes from case studies and highlight any trip hazards to watch out for. Assessment software will also be discussed as well as the relationship between embodied carbon and other environmental concerns in the lifecycle of a building.
Mike joined AECOM as a Research Engineer in Jan 2014 in order to undertake a four year doctoral research study in partnership with the University of Reading into ‘Resource efficiency of building services’, having previously completed an MSc in Renewable Energy also at Reading. With a background in management, policy analysis and social research, Mike has previously worked in urban regeneration, health and community development in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
On the day, Mike will be discussing Embodied carbon and building services, asking what are the embodied carbon costs of a particular choice of building services systems or components, why do they matter and how can a BIM environment tell us the answers? In his presentation, the aims and initial results from a new research study into this area will be discussed.
Don't miss your chance to hear from Mike, along with our other speakers:
- Christian Dimbleby, Architect & Chartered Engineer, Architype
- David Mason, Senior Sustainability Manager, Skanska
- Sean Lockie, Director Sustainability and Carbon Management, Faithful+Gould