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Introduction to Sustainability in Construction

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Start Date(s): 17 January 2023
  • Duration: Tuesdays 6 - 8.30 pm, ten weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

On this course you’ll learn about sustainability in the context of the construction industry, its environmental impact and the opportunities for building a sustainable future.

It’s useful for anyone in the construction sector who’s looking to develop their overall knowledge of sustainability.

This course is for anyone interested in construction policies, regulations and assessment strategies and the impact they are having on construction technology, the efficient use of resources and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to demonstrate an awareness of sustainability policies, assessment strategies and related technologies
  • have an understanding of the mechanisms of building energy, water and materials consumption
  • be able to make logical recommendations based on the information available
  • be able to demonstrate a range of transferable skills that be will valuable in the workplace.

What will I gain?

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Should the assessment be successfully completed, the course provides 5 undergraduate NTU credits.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

Please note: This course is also delivered through the Reskill & Recover project, which is funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. Please contact us for more information.

What you’ll study

On the course, you will:

  • gain an overview of sustainable development
  • consider how climate change affects buildings and people
  • learn about the policies and assessment methods including UK Climate Change Act and New Zero
  • consider water, sewage management and sustainable drainage systems
  • Understand what is meant by the ‘circular economy’
  • find out about managing energy demand, renewable energy and energy storage.

You’ll also learn about systemic strategies for reducing the environmental impacts of buildings by looking at:

  • behaviour, performance gaps and sustainable consumption
  • procurement
  • green building inspections, commissioning, operations and retrofit
  • Nature Based Solutions for the built environment.

How you’re taught

This course is delivered by Yangang Xing.

Yangang is a senior lecturer in construction technology and building engineering services within the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) at Nottingham Trent University. He gained his PhD from the University of Salford.

Entry requirements

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £675

Payment is due before the course starts.

How to apply

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

To book a place on this course, please contact: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk