Jannik Giesekam is a Research Fellow in Energy, Materials and Climate Policy at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the adoption of material efficiency strategies as a means of reducing industrial energy use and carbon emissions. He is currently working at the RCUK funded Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP) on a number of collaborative interdisciplinary projects using techniques from engineering, economics and the social sciences. Jannik has published numerous articles on carbon reduction in the construction industry; including co-authoring the recent Green Construction Board Low Carbon Routemap progress update. Prior to his current position, Jannik completed a PhD on the potential contribution to UK climate mitigation targets from reducing embodied carbon in the construction industry.
My talk will set out how the specification of building products can contribute to a low carbon and resource efficient future. This will include a quick update on global resource use, carbon emissions and the effect of climate change on human health. Followed by a summary of current and upcoming research and guidance on the specification of low carbon and resource efficient products”