Learn how to use PHribbon to perform detailed embodied and operational carbon calculations - the purpose of this training is to upskill PHPP users to design buildings that can meet the RIBA Climate Challenge and LETI carbon standards, for embodied carbon and operational energy.
- 4.5-5 live learning hours - 3 sessions of 1.5 hours, spread over 5 weeks - plus 3 hours for the exercises in between the live sessions.
Upcoming Course Dates
- The first course will run over the following dates, with each session taking place from 12:30 - 14:00:
- Tuesday 27th February 2024
- Friday 15th March 2024
- Tuesday 26th March 2024
- If you can't make any of these dates, don't worry, further course dates are to be announced!
- Live, online, interactive teaching, with lots of opportunity to use the PHribbon software and ask questions.
- This course focuses on how to use PHribbon to perform detailed embodied and operational carbon calculations, with exercises to practice these and receive general feedback.
- No previous knowledge of PHribbon is required, however, you will need to be fairly familiar with PHPP and it is important to have the PHPP (version 10 and above) and PHribbon software available to use.
- There are exercises for you to do in between the 2 weekly sessions. The emphasis is to ensure that you understand how to tackle a range of situations and get reliable answers.
- If it should happen that a student has to miss a session, they can watch the recording of the session.
- There are 20 places available each time the course runs. Due to its interactive nature, the course requires a minimum of 5 students in order to run.
Why take this course?
- Learn directly from the expert who developed the AECB PHribbon software, Tim Martel, with lots of opportunity to ask questions, practice use of the tool and receive feedback from Tim.
- Considering and understanding the carbon impact and energy efficiency of our building and retrofit designs is essential to decarbonising our building stock. This course aims to upskill PHPP users to design buildings that can meet the RIBA Climate Challenge and LETI carbon standards, for embodied carbon and operational energy, and of course our AECB CarbonLite Standards.
- Training in the use of PHribbon will allow learners to make good decisions for low carbon retrofit (and new build) in one step.
- PHribbon is unique, as far as we know, in that it combines embodied and operational carbon on the same graph - it is all too easy to focus on one and miss the effect of the other (also because operational targets are often for energy, not CO2).
- Save on design time and be able to show clients the carbon reduction benefits to projects, and the impacts of different material choices, early on.
- Thinking has progressed a long way since PHribbon was first introduced. For example, we no longer regard the manufacturers view of the lifetime of a product as necessarily the right figure to use in calculations in some circumstances. In the course we will be giving examples of why those figures don’t work for some materials and how we have improved on this.
- CO2 is modelled in accordance with the UK RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) methodology.
- AECB Members £162+VAT; Non-members £202 +VAT (course prices do not include PHribbon software)
The PHribbon software costs £200+VAT for AECB members, or £250+VAT for Non-members. There is then a £50+VAT annual license fee. If you would like to purchase PHribbon, please click on the AECB PHribbon icon below, and do take a look at the product description which gives details about the system requirements to run PHribbon.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
"With the new changes in the RICS v2 update and a 12 option version of PHribbon about to be finalised, 2024 looks to be another interesting year as PHribbon keeps up with the changing standards"
PHribbon software developer, Tim Martel
Tim Martel has worked as a Chartered Architectural Technologist and Passivhaus Designer, he is a Retrofit Coordinator with a background in calculations through commercial R&D. Tim is an expert in PHPP energy calculations for new and retrofit projects, embodied CO₂ and PAS 2035 calculations, software and moisture issues.
Tim is author of the AECB PHribbon software used with PHPP, and a standalone embodied CO₂ calculator.
Tim has also helped develop our AECB CarbonLite™ Retrofit Foundation course and Coordination course, and has experience of delivering tutoring via our AECB webinars and Certifier CPD programme.
Having been an important part of the AECB Experts group for many years, Tim is expert advisor on the AECB CarbonLite™ New Build and Retrofit Standards and is also now the Programme Manager of the AECB Approved Certification Group.
AECB CarbonLite™ Training Centre Manager
Trish is the AECB's CarbonLite Training Manager. She is responsible for managing the AECB's suite of training offerings. Trish and her team continue to develop retrofit and AECB Building Standard training courses, in order to upskill and train the construction sector. She believes we all have a role to play and a personal agency to move away from destructive construction practices towards more regenerative methods, and this includes retrofit and good low energy building standards. Trish qualified as an architect back in 1999 and she has a passion for sustainable design and architecture. She developed with colleagues the UK's first wholly sustainable Part II at the Graduate School of Environment at CAT, where she worked as Senior Lecturer for 14 years.
AECB CarbonLite™ Training Centre Coordinator
Sarah became the Training Admin at the AECB following eight years of providing student support and programme administration for the suite of Postgraduate courses at CAT. Sarah is now helping to develop the training offerings at the AECB, looking after and developing the online learning platforms and overseeing the internal quality assurance of the training provision. Sarah recognises that the quality of the learning provision and student support is of highest priority, and is glad to be helping students and professionals on their journey to effect real and lasting change in the building design and construction industry towards a net zero carbon future.