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  • 1. Opening Black BoxesThe need for greater transparency and accuracy
    Dr Keith Baker
    Centre for Energy and the Built Environment
    Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2. Overview
    The problem of black boxes
    For and against greater transparency
    Accuracy and building energy modelling
    Enabling greater accuracy
    Final thoughts
  • 3. ?
    Data
    CO2 / CO2e
    The Problem
  • 4. ?
    Conversion factors
    Calculations
    Assumptions
    Boundaries
    ?
    Data
    CO2 / CO2e
    The Problem
  • 5. Against Transparency
    Intellectual Property Rights
    Profit and competitive advantage
    Expediency
    Lack of an independent, impartial, expert scrutiny body
    Problem of non-expert scrutiny (e.g. by climate change deniers)
  • 6. For Transparency
    How valuable is that IPR anyway?
    ‘Transparent’ does not have to mean ‘free’
    Whose advantage?
    How expedient?
    Need for greater exposure to peer review – stakeholder and public confidence in results
    Greater transparency means results are less open to questions / claims of greenwashing
  • 7. Positive Examples
    Free:
    Inventory of Carbon and Energy, University of Bath
    Climate Challenge Fund Route Maps, Footprint Consulting
    Low cost:
    REAP / REAP Petite, Stockholm Environment Institute
    Many building energy models
  • 8. Heating
    Lighting
    Ventilation
    Appliances
    etc
    Energy
    CO2 / CO2e
    Accuracy and Building Energy Modelling
  • 9. But then...
    Energy
    CO2 / CO2e?
  • 10. Enabling Accuracy
    Is there really a standard household any more?
    Is it time to ditch the zone 1 / zone 2 assumption?
    What are the implications for policy making?
    How accurately can we model the impact of behaviour, and behavioural interventions?
    What can be learnt from buildings that can be applied elsewhere?
  • 11. Final Thoughts
    Two inter-connected problems
    Can greater transparency lead to greater accuracy?
    How can our knowledge of building energy modelling inform carbon accounting in general?
    How accurate can we be? And how accurate do we need to be?
  • 12. The Agriculture Workshop
    Date: Tues 17th June
    Time: 10:00 - 1:00 (includes lunch) – plus an afternoon session for those able to stay
    Venue: Room A426, Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University
    Workshop leaders: Dr Keith Baker, GCU & ICARB; Dr Ole Pahl, BATFarm Project, GCU; Dr Colin Burton, Cemagref, France; Dr Gary Lanigan, Teagasc, Ireland; and Dr Arthur Fallick, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada.

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