Plans for schools do not go far enough

Delivering effective school environments that meet low or zero carbon targets will be a major challenge, according to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), in a response to the DCFS Consultation on Carbon Management for Schools.

“The consultation proposes a number of good measures” says Dr Dejan Mumovic of University College London, Secretary to the CIBSE Schools Design Group. “But we need to go much further if we are to achieve zero carbon targets without comprising on indoor air quality, acoustics or daylighting in our schools.

“Research shows that these all affect learning, and we need to adopt a whole building approach to deliver effective school environments.”

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