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Designed to Perform – A Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes – London

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Join The Green Register and hosts Pollard Thomas Edwards for a new half-day seminar to help you deliver better energy performance in all types of new build homes.

The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as a key problem by government and industry experts.

Join trainer Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards, for this half-day seminar inspired by his new book Designed to Perform: an Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes.

Tom will discuss why design targets for energy consumption continue to be missed once a building is in use, often by a factor of over 200%, and will highlight clear issues and solutions to improve the detailing and construction quality of new homes.

He will provide concise technical details without oversimplifying the information, using examples from live building sites to illustrate common mistakes together with robust, buildable solutions.

Case studies will be looked at in-depth with time to discuss common detailing and construction issues on new housing projects.

The seminar includes a break out session for delegates to draw details relevant to their own projects.  

Addressing issues from both the designers' and contractors' points of view, this seminar is accessible to all construction professionals and aims to encourage a collaborative approach towards good practice enabling you to deliver better energy performance in all types of new build homes.

For more details about Tom's book see A copy of the book is included within the course fee at discounted rate.

About the trainer

Tom Dollard works across the practice and industry to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design in his role as Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards.

Tom has wide experience as an Architect across all sectors but has specialised in low energy schools, housing and masterplanning. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM and code assessor and brings this expertise into his work to ensure low energy buildings that perform as designed. His work for the Zero Carbon hub included leading the site review process for the performance gap project across 21 sites around the UK. He has written the Zero Carbon Hub “builders book” to address workmanship on site and delivery of energy efficient homes and a new book Designed to Perform: an Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes.

In 2013 he was voted one of Building Magazine’s rising stars in sustainability, and a rising star by the UKGBC. He is on the steering group for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and has been instrumental in setting up their Bite-size Training sessions.


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. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers.


Members (£65 course fee + £23 book) = £88 / Non-Members (£99 course fee + £23 book) = £122
If you already have the book, or do not wish to purchase it at this time, please email to book your place.  Only the course fee will be charged.

It is highly recommended all delegates have a copy of the book as this will be referred to largely throughout the event.  The above fee includes a copy of the book at a discounted rate.

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November 8th, 2018 14:00 through 17:00
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom
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Members (£65 + £23 book) £88.00
Non-Members (£99 + £23 book) £122.00
Members £65.00
Non-members £99.00
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