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Low Carbon Office Design: Responding to the Climate Emergency

2020’s – The Decade for Action

With 46% of the carbon emissions over a commercial building’s entire life from furnishings, a fundamental rethink of how we design and fit out buildings is necessary to address the Climate Emergency. This CPD session will help attendees to understand how to create beautiful, affordable, low carbon office interiors.

Attendees will learn where the carbon impact occurs in an interior fit-out, how to reduce fit-out greenhouse gas emissions by over 50% and what cost savings can occur by doing this.

In this decade for action on climate change, clients are looking for designs which reduce their greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on aesthetics or costing any more. This session explains how to do just that.



  • Context: Climate change, climate emergency and Architects Declare
  • GHG emissions by building element and fit-out stage
  • The biggest impacts with the lowest costs
  • Reframing the language of design to embrace sustainability
  • Design approaches to minimise carbon emissions
  • Innovative products and circular economy solutions which reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sources of information and technical assistance

Speaker profile

Dr Greg Lavery is an expert on sustainable buildings, including GHG emission reduction, social value and wellness. His projects include:

  • Masdar City, the UAE low carbon, sustainable city for 52,000 residents
  • UK Green Building Council’s record-breaking low GHG emissions refurbishment
  • Public Health Wales’ Cardiff office fitout, winner of national and international awards for sustainability and social value creation
  • North Wales Police Eastern Command and Custody Centre, the UK’s greenest police station
  • British Land’s sustainable fit-out of 338 Euston Road and Triton Street Café

Greg received a PhD for his ground-breaking research into sustainable building design, working across the fields of Engineering and Architecture.

He built from startup what became Australia’s largest solar business, and these days is working to reduce building GHG emissions in the UK with Rype Office.

Don’t miss out

This is the decade for action so arm your team with the skills they need to respond to the Climate Emergency. Demand for these sessions has been high so book your session early. To enquire about or book your CPD session contact Kate McKee on 033 3358 3330 or

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