Full House at New Accredited Eco-Refurbishment Course
The Green Register held its new Accredited Eco-refurbishment seminar in Bristol on 24th June with a satisfyingly full house. We had three things in mind when creating this course – architects workload slowing down, people not being able to afford to move (and so needling to refurbish/expand their current abode) and the demand for advice on refurbishing houses using eco-principles and hey presto the course was born.
There were so many aspects of eco-refurbishment we wanted to explore on the day that we ended up having 9 speakers and they did a fine job of covering all the main issues. We started off with Forum for the Future describing their Refit West programme, followed by Arup Associates explain the different solutions for different house types – a 1930’s semi is different in so many ways to a Victorian terrace. We then had the most popular speaker (according to the delegates) Nick Heath who had a fantastic array of slides showing how they refurbished a historic tenement block to modern standards without incurring the wrath of the conservation officer. We then had sessions on integrating renewable technologies and the economics of refurbishment. Delegates left feeling satisfied but exhausted – there was so much to cover in one day. The course has proven to be so popular that we are going to be holding more courses around the country in the next 12 months -watch our events page for more details.