Bite-Size Session: Sustainable Timber Specification - London
Join expert speaker Robert Borruso for a greater understanding of sustainable timber specification...
The UK building industry consumes millions of tonnes of timber a year. Whilst in the past the sources of this timber were entirely unregulated, today greater awareness of the significant environmental damage thoughtless timber specification can cause has led to the introduction of many different certification schemes - some good, some not so good.
Speaker Robert Borruso will demonstrate that experience has shown that just specifying ‘sustainable timber’ does not always lead to ‘sustainable timber’ being used. The session explains what schemes are available, where they can go wrong and explores ways of designing out the risk of unsustainable timber being used in the first place.
About the speaker
Robert has studied to degree level both mechanical engineering and environmental science and has 10 years experience in both fields. This combination gives him an exceptional understanding of the issues associated with moving sustainable energy systems from the fringes to the mainstream of the construction industry, with a focus very much on delivering pragmatic and workable solutions.
Robert is currently working as an independent energy consultant with a client base ranging from small community groups to housing associations. He also has extensive experience in troubleshooting existing underperforming, renewable energy installations. He also occasionally writes on environmental issues in his own, often controversial, style.
Robert’s previous professional experience includes four years as a Product Specialist at Construction Resources Environmental Building Centre and as a Renewable Energy advisor at Sustainable Energy Action, both in London. He now lives in Scotland and is involved in a much more hands on approach with renewables.
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"
More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, 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.
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