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Across the UK, local authorities are declaring a climate emergency, seeking to lead action at a local level to reduce carbon emissions, increase biodiversity, transition to net zero and ultimately improve the quality of life of their residents and the local environment. In this podcast series from UCL and the Local Government Association (LGA), researchers and policy professionals from councils across England share their reflections on working together on the Net Zero Innovation Programme - ...
 
Transitioning to Carbon Net Zero discusses the challenges involved in decarbonising the global economy. Featuring interviews with senior leaders at Standard Chartered, host Libby Potter uncovers the complexities of calculating carbon emissions, the negative effects of greenwashing, and the real-world impact of sustainable financing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this episode we had a lot of fun chatting with Joel Patan, he is a mechanical contractor from southern British Columbia. It was really great to connect with someone in our area about this subject. (2:00) How Joel became an Energy Advisor, Building Inspector, and a Sheet Metal Gas-fitter! (4:40) Whats important to know about new build mechanical …
 
Brandon dives into what we have learned so far in our journey, and helps breakdown some of the confusing process to becoming an energy advisor. This episode was recorded right after Brandon took the Energy Advisor and MURB exam. *(11:10) - Single Buildings base load default = 2 Adults 1 Child is accurate Top Tip: Find an Energy Advisor who is willi…
 
In this episode we had the pleasure to chatting with Philippe St-Jean, he does a ton of great work in the field of passive and energy efficient homes. He's put the time in to have a more nuanced view on energy efficient homes and we were really thankful to have him on the show! (1:01) And the journey begins! (7:45) The interdisciplinary approach (9…
 
In this episode we had the pleasure to chatting with Peter Dushenski, who family has been in the glass game for many generations. We were blown away by this company and its products, along with Peter's deep knowledge and passion. (3:22) History of GlasCurtain (11:08) Why did they choose to take on Passive House Certification? (20:18) Peter answers …
 
In this episode we get to connect with Al Mitchel from PHIUS. He was a great guest and really had great insight for us in what Passive House looks like the US. (2:20) Why did Al choose to work for PHIUS? (4:10) What PHIUS is focusing on currently (8:35) How to make architecture in the passive house world beautiful (11:08) Most common obstacles for …
 
Ok we want to become Energy Advisors, but it is not simple or straightforward! In this episode we chat about the challenges we are facing from the governing bodies and the complicated process that we have to untangle. We really enjoyed making this episode, if you have insight for us, want to suggest a guest, or want to access any of our free resour…
 
In this final episode for the series, we sit down with the organisers of the programme, UCL and the Local Government Association.We will be going behind the scenes to explore the highs and lows of the partnership and how they developed an idea into an innovative network of officers and academics. It will cover how the partnership came about, the ch…
 
In this episode, we’ll be discussing how the partnerships are feeling about graduating the programme and the next steps for their projects. As discussed in the last episode, with COP26 being hosted this year our partnerships have had to start thinking about the future of their projects and how their good work will be continued. We will also be catc…
 
In this episode, we explore some of the challenges our teams have had to overcome as they take their projects from theory to practice. We speak to two of our partnerships - one from Hertfordshire and the other from the London Borough of Sutton. Joining us are Julie Greaves from Hertfordshire County Council, Michael Page from the University of Hertf…
 
In this episode we explore how the partnerships have approached working in a cohort, and how the network has benefitted their projects. Two of our partnerships will be joining us today, The University of Worcester and Worcester City Council, and Essex University and Colchester Council. The two teams have been asked to reflect on how the programmes …
 
In this episode, we talk with one of our partnerships and reflect on their participation in the Action Learning Groups. We speak to partners from Barnsley Council and Leeds Beckett University who are delivering a project on low-energy housing. The Action Learning Groups were a chance for the projects to come together with other partnerships and dis…
 
In this episode, we catch up with one of our partnerships and reflect on our series of sandpits. We speak to partners from Lewes and Eastbourne Councils and University of Sussex who are undertaking a project looking at alternative financing mechanisms applied to sustainability projects. The sandpits were developed to create a space for teams to bra…
 
In the first episode of our Together Towards Net Zero podcast series, we speak with one of our teams from Cambridgeshire County Council and UCL who are undertaking a project on a procurement carbon calculator and code of practice. We discuss how they approached, undertook and reflected on our series of workshops, which explored the different challe…
 
First 'Rambling to Net Zero' podcast. Covering the big topics such as climate change, sustainability, renewable energy and other environmental concerns. Want to keep it pretty informal and entertaining as possible, with special guests being invited for future episodes. This episode includes segments from the Joe Rogan Experience with Candace Owens,…
 
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