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SPECIAL OFFER – book 3 places for the price of 2
Book 3 places at an event and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received. This offer applies to multiple bookings for the same event. Offer does not apply to Bite Size or WUFI events and may not be used in conjunction with other offers.

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Sustainable Building & Services Masterclasses 1-day course

25/04/2014 • 09:00

1 day

Roots and Shoots,
Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, London, SE11 6DN

The Green Register's Sustainable Building and Services Masterclasses one-day course provides an ideal opportunity to learn about subjects that are relevant to your profession and skills at an advanced level.

Choose from 4 different workshops on this one-day course:

  • Introduction to the Building Regulations energy efficiency standards - this session offers a critical introduction to the latest energy efficiency standards required by the Building Regulations (for new and existing dwellings) - Mark Saich, Green Building Solutions
  • Plumbing for Architects Part 1 - an overview of the main types of plumbing and heating systems in domestic and small commercial situations including core sustainable solutions - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Plumbing for Architects Part 2 - an overview of the main types of plumbing and heating systems in domestic and small commercial situations including core sustainable solutions (following on from Part 1) - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Eco-retrofit of historic dwellings - solutions and conflicts - looking at some of the issues raised when carrying out eco-retrofits to older houses including cost versus carbon savings - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  • Best practice detailing for eco-refurbishments - taking a good hard look at some of the details that can compromise eco-refurbishments - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  • Implementing sustainable water solutions into a design - shows the step by step process to redesign a dwelling to really address sustainable water - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Introduction to the Passivhaus standard and methodology - providing a concise and critical introduction to the Passivhaus standard and methodology, which delivers ultra low energy new and existing buildings - Mark Saich, Green Building Solutions

Please note topics and speakers may be liable to change

What do the delegates say?

“Excellent sessions – relates to work I’m doing at the moment”
“Good actual examples – drawings/photos, products that could be employed”
“Very good case study examples – Eco-retrofit across ages gave very good practical information”

“Both the SBS 2-day course and the SBS Masterclasses were very well organised and provided good, current and applicable information. I have certainly broadened my knowledge in the area of sustainable design and specification which will filter through to all the projects than run through this practice from now on.”
David Callin, Cowan Architects

NEW - RIBA Advanced CPD status

When this course is combined with 2 more days of training with featured courses in the list below, these three days of training carry RIBA Advanced CPD status:

Advanced CPD refers to specialisms or demonstrable expertise which an architect could use to market to clients or employers, as career development, or to be on a specialist list. For more information about RIBA Advanced CPD status visit the RIBA website.

The three days of training have also been assigned the following topics from the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum:

  • Compliance – legal, regulatory and statutory framework and processes
  • Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering
  • Climate – sustainable architecture
  • Context - the historic environment and its setting

SPECIAL OFFERS

Book for all 3 days at a discounted rate!
Book our Sustainable Building & Services 2-day course at the same time and pay only £345 (£270 members) for the 3 days of training. Book your places online as normal and we will apply the discount once your booking is received.

Book 3 places for the price of 2!
Book 3 places and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £99.00
Non-Members - £135.00

Bite Size Session: Bridging the Gap - A critical look at why design targets are so often missed

29/04/2014 • 17:00

2 hrs

The Hub @ Roll for the Soul cafe,
2 Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2JL

Our popular Bite Size training sessions continue in Bristol this spring, with a session on bridging the gap between design targets and performance from The Green Register's Lucy Pedler...

Many construction professionals understand that, even with the best intentions, sustainable design targets are often not achieved in practice. What is not so well understood is quite how large this performance gap can be – sometimes the targets are missed by 150% - and why this happens. Is it due to design flaws, poor construction techniques, ineffective building operation or occupancy habits…or a combination?

This bite size session is a brief summary of The Green Register’s one day seminar, Buildings Behaving Badly (Bristol, 14th November 2013) for those who could not attend the full day session.

Three issues central to solving this conundrum will be addressed:

  • Where are the biggest gaps between design and actual performance?
  • What are the main reasons why we continue to miss our targets despite an ever-increasing understanding of the issues?
  • What are the best tools for post occupancy monitoring?

What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

About the speaker

Lucy Pedler is an architect with 27 years of professional experience in the UK and USA and has particular expertise in the sustainable issues relevant to architecture. Lucy worked as a Product Specialist at Construction Resources, the UK’s first Ecological Building Centre, for five years. In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco. In addition to sustainable design, the practice also acts as consultants to architectural practices and other organisations. Lucy created The Green Register in 2000 as part of her lifelong commitment to the promotion of sustainable building. Lucy makes regular presentations to architects and other organisations as part of The Green Register team.

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer a brand new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

Members - £19.00
Non-Members - £35.00

Sustainable Building & Services 2-day course

07/05/2014 • 09:00

2 days

The Create Centre,
Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN

Are you…

  • confused about Government sustainable construction legislation and how it affects your company?
  • keen to learn how sustainability can help to meet your business priorities?
  • looking for independent, high quality training on sustainable construction practices?

Sustainable construction is no longer viewed as an ‘alternative’ method of building, and is increasingly being considered a fundamental approach to the way we design and construct our buildings. There is a great deal to learn and with new legislation being introduced at an ever-increasing pace, the challenge is to keep abreast of new developments and remain competitive.

The Green Register’s highly commended Sustainable Building and Services two-day course has been perfected over the past twelve years to become one of the best ways to get up to speed with all the essential issues surrounding sustainable building practices. Completion of this two-day course enables you to apply for Green Register membership which has a host of benefits in itself, including substantial discounts on all Green Register courses.

Day One – an overview
A comprehensive look at all aspects of sustainable construction, from Relevant Sustainable Construction Legislation including the Green Deal, Sustainable Water Use in the UK through to Low Carbon Technologies, allowing you to take away a greater understanding of what works and what is just eco-bling.

Day Two – in-depth sessions
The second day provides an ideal opportunity to learn about subjects that are relevant to your profession and skills, choosing four workshops from a range of topics. These 90 minute sessions are at the advanced level and topics range from Breathing Construction in Detail, Specifying Sustainable Timber and Rainwater/Greywater Systems offering something for every discipline.

What do the delegates say?

“Excellent - confirmation of existing knowledge and lots of new information”
Tom Robbins, Pearce Bottomley Architect

"Excellent information, facts and the chance to discuss topics, especially in Day 2"
Anna Kalnars, Infinite Design Devon

“The tutors were open about the fact that there are different approaches and thinking around”
Constanze Von Unruh, Constanze Interior Projects Ltd

“Both the SBS 2-day course and the SBS Masterclasses were very well organised and provided good, current and applicable information. I have certainly broadened my knowledge in the area of sustainable design and specification which will filter through to all the projects than run through this practice from now on.”
David Callin, Cowan Architects

NEW - RIBA Advanced CPD status

When this course is combined with 1 more day of training with featured courses in the list below, these three days of training carry RIBA Advanced CPD status:

Advanced CPD refers to specialisms or demonstrable expertise which an architect could use to market to clients or employers, as career development, or to be on a specialist list. For more information about RIBA Advanced CPD status visit the RIBA website.

The three days of training have also been assigned the following topics from the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum:

  • Compliance – legal, regulatory and statutory framework and processes
  • Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering
  • Climate – sustainable architecture
  • Context - the historic environment and its setting

SPECIAL OFFERS

Book for all 3 days at a discounted rate!
Book our Sustainable Building & Services Masterclasses 1-day course at the same time and pay only £345 (£270 members) for the 3 days of training. Book your places online as normal and we will apply the discount once your booking is received.

Book 3 places for the price of 2!
Book 3 places and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £199.00
Non-Members - £250.00

Bite Size Session: Residential retrofit - Case Studies with Marion Baeli

08/05/2014 • 17:00

2 hrs

Pollard Thomas Edwards,
Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX

Marion Baeli, Associate Architect at Paul Davis & Partners has recently written a book for RIBA Publishing entitled 'Residential retrofit - 20 Case Studies'.

For The Green Register, Marion will be talking about the Retrofit for the Future programme she has been closely involved with, its successes and challenges and, using several pre- and post-1919 retrofit case studies, will be illustrating some best practice of near passivhaus retrofit projects.

Marion will then present some illuminating post occupancy data for all 20 of the Case Studies studied for her book showing some interesting and sometimes surprising outcomes.
To finish up the session, some of the main lessons learned from this study will be discussed in an open debate with the delegates.

What did delegates say about previous sessions?


"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"The practical detail and demonstration was most useful, and very clear"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

More about Bite Size sessions


The Green Register's Bite Size sessions, held in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards, offer a new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions take place at Pollard Thomas Edwards' canalside offices in Islington and start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

Members - £19.00
Non-Members - £35.00

Masterclass for Dwellings: Compliance, Sustainability and Part L

13/05/2014 • 09:00

1 day

Roots and Shoots,
Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, London, SE11 6DN

NEW - RIBA Advanced CPD status
When this course is combined with 2 more days of relevant training these three days of training carry RIBA Advanced CPD status - see below for a list of courses that carry Advanced CPD status when combined.

This new seminar is run by Mark Saich, whose extensive experience both as a Building Control officer and director of Green Building Solutions brings expert insight into the subject of designing high performing, healthy houses that will be future proofed against climate change. The emphasis throughout the seminars will be on down-to-earth advice to use in practice.

The seminar will take a critical exploration through Part L as it relates to new dwellings (AD L1A). Mark will also examine SAP and associated guidance to look at what is required to achieve compliance with the building regulations and The Code for Sustainable Homes (ENE1 and 2), highlighting solutions and pitfalls through worked examples/case studies.

Mark will cover all the changes which come into force in April 2014 and what they mean for new build projects. Changes include the reduction of predicted emissions through higher performance targets regarding CO2 emissions (TER) and through use of the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES).

The seminar will then take a critical exploration through the latest Part L documents relating to existing dwellings (AD L1B) - extensions, conversions and retrofits. Mark will highlight requirements, solutions, best practice and exemptions through case examples.

Throughout the day, Mark will emphasise sustainable aspects of the Regulations and standards so that delegates leave with a full understanding of how to retrofit low energy, healthy, fully compliant homes fit for the 21st century.

What have the delegates said about previous sessions on the same topic?

"Really good pace and well presented, kept our attention all day!"
"Really excellent & seamless, expansive knowledge”
"Exactly the right balance of technical content and clear presentation"
“Simple approach to complex changes to already complex subject matter – well presented” 
“Excellent refresher and insight into future changes”
“Very good overview of content and future legislation – the speaker obviously has good ‘hands on’ experience”

About the trainer

Mark Saich is a sustainability consultant and trainer. He regularly speaks at RICS, RIBA and Green Register events on a range of issues including Part L and sustainable construction. In 2006 was part of the team training building control professionals the then new part L on behalf of the DCLG.

Mark's background is in local authority and private sector building control and environmental health (private sector housing). Having gained BSc Hons in Environmental Science and Post Grad Diploma in Architecture (advanced environmental and energy studies) he set up and continues to run his own consultancy practice providing technical support on low energy projects.

NEW - RIBA Advanced CPD status

When this course is combined with 2 more days of training with featured courses in the list below, these three days of training carry RIBA Advanced CPD status:

Advanced CPD refers to specialisms or demonstrable expertise which an architect could use to market to clients or employers, as career development, or to be on a specialist list. For more information about RIBA Advanced CPD status visit the RIBA website.

The three days of training have also been assigned the following topics from the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum:

  • Compliance – legal, regulatory and statutory framework and processes
  • Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering
  • Climate – sustainable architecture
  • Context - the historic environment and its setting

SPECIAL OFFER
Book 3 places for the price of 2!
Book 3 places and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £99.00
Non-Members - £135.00

It's All in the Detail - achieving best practice detailing for eco-refurbishments

16/05/2014 • 09:00

1 day

The Steelcase showroom,
Steelcase Solutions North West, Belvedere Building, Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AW

Do you want to learn...

  • how to achieve stringent airtight standards in retrofits?
  • which is the best way of insulating an external wall - inside, outside or the bit in between?
  • how the design team and builders can effectively communicate to achieve best practice detailing?
  • what happens to moisture movement when adding wall or roof insulation?

Construction professionals (architects, surveyors and engineers) and builders sometimes have an uneasy relationship on site - each think they know best when it comes to detailing!

Achieving best practice for new buildings can be a straightforward process but when it comes to effective detailing for refurbishments - especially when aiming for well insulated, airtight and breathable solutions using low impact building materials - the outcome is sometimes less than satisfactory. This is due to many factors including existing conditions but more often than not it is a lack of communication between the architect/designer and the builder/contractor.

This cutting edge seminar offers delegates an opportunity to learn how to achieve best practice ‘green’ detailing on site from a wide range of experienced practitioners such as a builder, an architect and technical experts together with some academic research.

The presentations will include live demonstrations using full size construction mock ups to illustrate how to achieve very stringent airtightness standards and the installation of insulation and various membranes and will cover examples of difficult detailing such as at roof hips and valleys, dormers, window and door reveals.

There will also be videos of site practices that actually work, technical information on tried and tested building products and a presentation of research that compares internal, external and cavity wall insulation for retrofits and avoiding interstitial condensation.

What did the delegates say about previous events on the same topic?
“Very good, very switched on, alive and useful from beginning to end”
“Extremely interesting presentation, and great to hear from a contractor so concerned about sustainable construction. His suggestions as to an architect’s approach to specifications and site visits were particularly useful.”
“Very useful, focused and relevant – I learnt a lot”
“What I particularly liked about the course was the practical level of detail which I could immediately take back and apply to projects I am currently working on – not many training events provide that level of detailed information.”

Programme

09.00    Registration

09.30    Introduction - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.40    Achieving airtightness & controlling moisture control - Stephen Gurney, Ecological Building Systems

10.40    The WUFI software program - Valentina Marincioni, Natural Building Technologies

11.20    Refreshments 

11.40    Natural insulation and moisture control - Andrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies

12.20    Breakout session – it’s all in the detail - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

13.00    Lunch

14.00    Best practice detailing from a builder's point of view: green detailing and practical insulation methods - Rafael Delimata, Bowtie Construction 

15.00    Best practice detailing from an architect's point of view: technical details, costs and value - Rafael Delimata, Bowtie Construction

16.00    Refreshments

16.20    Plenary session with all speakers

16.45    Close

Please note timings and speakers may be subject to change

Speakers

Rafael Delimata, Director, Bowtie Construction
Stephen Gurney, Ecological Building Systems
Valentina Marincioni, KTP Associate at UCL working with NBT
Andrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
Lucy Pedler, Director, The Green Register

SPECIAL OFFER - BOOK 3 PLACES FOR THE PRICE OF 2!
Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £99.00
Non-Members - £135.00

Sustainable Building & Services Masterclasses 1-day course

05/06/2014 • 09:00

1 day

The Create Centre,
Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN

The Green Register's Sustainable Building and Services Masterclasses one-day course provides an ideal opportunity to learn about subjects that are relevant to your profession and skills at an advanced level.

Choose from 4 different topics on this one-day course:

  • Plumbing for Architects Part 1 - an overview of the main types of plumbing and heating systems in domestic and small commercial situations including core sustainable solutions - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Plumbing for Architects Part 2 - an overview of the main types of plumbing and heating systems in domestic and small commercial situations including core sustainable solutions (following on from Part 1) - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Eco-retrofit of historic dwellings - solutions and conflicts - looking at some of the issues raised when carrying out eco-retrofits to older houses including cost versus carbon savings - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  • Best practice detailing for eco-refurbishments - taking a good hard look at some of the details that can compromise eco-refurbishments - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
  • Implementing sustainable water solutions into a design - shows the step by step process to redesign a dwelling to really address sustainable water - Cath Hassell, ech2o
  • Clash of the Codes! Strategies to meet multiple sustainability standards - We are faced today with not only numerous statutory standards and codes to meet but also a variety of demands from planners local policies and clients.  This session looks at how this environment can create conflicting demands and through case studies show how the development of an early strategy can help avoid the costs and complications that result. - Phil Neve MSc Dip Arch, AABEN
  • Other speakers and topics TBC

Please note topics and speakers may be liable to change

What do the delegates say?

“Excellent sessions – relates to work I’m doing at the moment”
“Good actual examples – drawings/photos, products that could be employed”
“Very good case study examples – Eco-retrofit across ages gave very good practical information”

“Both the SBS 2-day course and the SBS Masterclasses were very well organised and provided good, current and applicable information. I have certainly broadened my knowledge in the area of sustainable design and specification which will filter through to all the projects than run through this practice from now on.”
David Callin, Cowan Architects

NEW - RIBA Advanced CPD status

When this course is combined with 1 more day of training with featured courses in the list below, these three days of training carry RIBA Advanced CPD status:

Advanced CPD refers to specialisms or demonstrable expertise which an architect could use to market to clients or employers, as career development, or to be on a specialist list. For more information about RIBA Advanced CPD status visit the RIBA website.

The three days of training have also been assigned the following topics from the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum:

  • Compliance – legal, regulatory and statutory framework and processes
  • Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering
  • Climate – sustainable architecture
  • Context - the historic environment and its setting

SPECIAL OFFERS

Book for all 3 days at a discounted rate!
Book our Sustainable Building & Services 2-day course at the same time and pay only £345 (£270 members) for the 3 days of training. Book your places online as normal and we will apply the discount once your booking is received.

Book 3 places for the price of 2!
Book 3 places and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £99.00
Non-Members - £135.00

Bite Size Session: Buildings and People - The world we share with others

05/06/2014 • 17:00

2 hrs

Pollard Thomas Edwards,
Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX

Fran Bradshaw, partner at Anne Thorne architects (ATA) inLondon will be making a presentiaton entitled 'Buildings and People - the worldwe share with others'.

A participatory, inclusive and sustainable approach iscentral to Fran's work at ATA and this will be illustrated in Fran's talk byusing some case studies from the practice's portfolio and ATA's experience ofparticipatory design.

Fran will discuss how designing for a sustainablefuture means thinking about us ourselves, the way we use buildings, the spaceswe need, and the way we interact with others. Questions such as 'What is sitespecific design?' and 'How might we design and experience our buildings asplaces that last? will be opened up for debate during the session.

What did delegates say about previous sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"The practical detail and demonstration was most useful, and very clear"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"


More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions, held in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards, offer a new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions take place at Pollard Thomas Edwards' canalside offices in Islington and start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

Members - £19.00
Non-Members - £35.00

Eco-refurbishment and The Green Deal

18/06/2014 • 09:00

1 day

Venue to be confirmed,
London

  • How can historic buildings be effectively retrofitted without losing their existing features?
  • What are the lowest cost, highest carbon saving eco-retrofit measures?
  • What is best - internal or external wall insulation for existing houses?
  • Now the Government's Green Deal is up and running, is it deemed a success? What has been the take-up and is it a cost effective initiative?

The Green Register’s fascinating training course, based around actual case studies, is designed to provide all the information construction professionals need to advise their clients on sustainable refurbishment of their homes.

Additionally the seminar will cover details of the Government’s scheme to encourage eco-retrofits – The Green Deal. The Green Deal is a financial mechanism to pay up front for energy efficient improvements to homes and businesses, recouping the costs by a charge in instalments on consumers’ energy bills. 

Participants will be registered on The Green Register’s website under an ‘Eco-Refurbisher’ listing, designed to easily identify them to new clients.

What do the delegates say?

“Fantastic, well informed, experienced, and interesting speakers”
“Very useful - I’ve been waiting for this level of insight for years"
“The course was excellent and I look forward to more”

Programme

09.00    Registration

09.15    The Retrofit Agenda & the Scale of the Problem - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

09.35    The Georgian house and Conservation issues - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

10.20    Integrating renewable energy technologies (1) - Cath Hassell, ech2o

11.05    Refreshments

11.20    Integrating renewable energy technologies (2) - Cath Hassell, ech2o

12.05    The Victorian House, Ventilation and Costs vs Carbon - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

12.30    Sustainable water use in retrofits - Cath Hassell, ech2o

13.00    Lunch

14.00    The Green Deal - Dean Owen, Knauf Insulation

15.00    Internal wall insulation for all period houses - Dean Owen, Knauf Insulation

15.40    Refreshments

16.00    1930’s house including post-occupancy monitoring - Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

17.00    Close

Please note timings and speakers can be subject to change.


SPECIAL OFFER - BOOK 3 PLACES FOR THE PRICE OF 2!
Book 3 places at this event and get the 3rd place free. Book your places online as normal and we will deduct the cost of the 3rd place once your booking is received.

Members - £99.00
Non-Members - £135.00

Bite Size Session: A ten year journey from Ecohomes to Code for Sustainable Homes - will scrapping the Code result in more or less low carbon homes?

19/06/2014 • 17:00

2 hrs

The Station,
Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

Rajeswari Raj, director of Raj Architects practice in Bristol, will take delegates through a ten year journey that starts with an Ecohomes Excellent project and ends with Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) level 6 dwellings. Raj will compare the two projects to illustrate how standards have become more stringent, holistic and inclusive over the past decade and will ask: what are the merits of scrapping the Code now?

Raj will be providing some data on the costs to build to various CfSH levels together with some best practice detailing her practice has used to comply with the high standards required for Ecohomes and CfSH and will suggest that the CfSH is still the best standard we have, despite its shortcomings.

This session will be a very interactive one, the intention being to provide a forum to debate what building standards actually achieve the lowest carbon buildings.

About the speaker

Rajeswari Raj is a graduate in Architectural & Environmental Design from Arizona State university and runs her own architectural practice in Bristol.

Raj lectures HNC students on construction related subjects at the City of Bristol College.

She is keenly interested in the interaction between the environment and the built form and seeks to enhance this interdependence in her designs. She has designed Ecohomes to Excellent standards in the past and has designed a pair of carbon neutral homes last year for Alliance Homes.

What did delegates say about previous sessions?

"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"The practical detail and demonstration was most useful, and very clear"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer a brand new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00

Members - £19.00
Non-Members - £35.00

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