Net Zero Carbon and Building Services Committee Members

Posted 22 days agoExpires in 11 days
Remote with occasional site visits
Voluntary - expenses are paid

Do you have a deep knowledge of heating, lighting, renewables, and other building services, in the context of heritage buildings such as churches and cathedrals?

Do you want to use this expertise at a national level, to help inform the work of the Church Buildings Council?

Then this opportunity could be for you. We are inviting committee members to join our new Net Zero Carbon and Building Services committee of the Church of England’s Church Building Council (Voluntary, part-time, home-based with some travel).

The Church Building Council of the Church of England is establishing a new Net Zero Carbon and Building Services Committee, to:

  • Contribute to CBC policy and guidance,
  • Provide a pool of members/other experts for delegation visits and input to casework,
  • Give detailed scrutiny to case work coming forward for advice or approval, and
  • Keep the CBC, and equivalent cathedrals committee, informed about developments in techniques, equipment and good practice, which will aid towards the target of achieving net zero carbon by 2030.

The role is voluntary, expenses are paid. The committee will carry out the majority of its work by email. It is expected to meet a couple of times a year, as needed, over Zoom. Site visits will sometimes be undertaken, with an expectation of 1-2 per year per member.

Please download the terms of reference of the committee below.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letterto by 5pm on Monday 20th December 2021. Please put your name in the title and “Application for CBC Net Zero committee”.

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 11th January 2022 and Thursday 13th January 2022, to be held remotely, with appointments to be formally ratified at the next meeting of the Church Buildings Council.

If you would like an informal conversation with the Committee Chair, please contact Mike Dyer on

Experts are sought in the following areas:

  • heating systems (including low carbon solutions such as heat pumps, pew heaters, and modern panel heaters),
  • energy efficient lighting (internal and floodlighting),
  • sound / AV systems,
  • ventilation,
  • solar PV panels and other renewables,
  • EV car charging, and
  • other new low-carbon technologies.

Members need to have a good understanding of these technical areas in a church, cathedral, or similar context however you could well be working in the wider heritage sector.

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