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1 A Roofers Guide to Sustainability The Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group is pleased to acknowledge that the Roofers Guide to Sustainability Modular Programme has been developed and produced as a result of funding provided by CITB ConstructionSkills as part of their long term commitment to training and quality standards in the specialist roofing sector. This support is gratefully appreciated Energy Considerations

2 The Plan Sign attendance Register Aims Presentation End Test Review

3 Course Aim To provide an understanding of the energy considerations over the lifecycle of roofing operations. To offer practical tips for energy management at work on a day to day basis

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5 Factors affecting energy efficiency Use of Raw Materials – Embodied Energy Location/Transport Processes Waste

6 Embodied Energy Embodied Energy is the total of all the energy required to produce goods or services, considered as if that energy was incorporated or 'embodied' in the product itself.

7 9040 miles from slate quarries in Xiamen to Leeds

8 Embodied Energy (MJ/M2) Weight (kg/m2) Life (years) Recyclability Clay Tiles Good Concrete Tiles Good Natural Slates Very Good Coated Steel Fair Aluminium (Virgin) <10100+Good Aluminium (Recycled)30-90<10100+Good

9 Insulation (volume) MaterialEmbodied Energy MJ/M2 Embodied Energy Kg CO2/M2 Rockwool40325 Polystyrene Insulation Polyurethane Insulation Straw Bale251

10 Vehicle Use

11 Lighten the load

12 Slow Down

13 Don't idle

14 Check your tyres

15 Plan ahead

16 Are you on Standby? Leaving appliances on standby can account for between 9% and 16% of your electricity usage. Study by Energy Saving Trust and DEFRA Are you really happy that this amount of your energy bill is wasted?

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18 Energy Saving tips Keep the Heat In – Close doors and windows Use energy saving light bulbs Insulate – cut out the draughts Only heat enough water for immediate use

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20 Activity End Test – Check your knowledge

21 The Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group is pleased to acknowledge that the Roofers Guide to Sustainability is delivered as a result of funding provided by CITB ConstructionSkills as part of their long term commitment to training and quality standards in the specialist roofing sector. This support is gratefully appreciated


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