Futureproof: An Introduction to Sustainable Building Practices - Bristol

This training session is primarily open to builders / contractors who want to become Futureproof Associate Builders, going on to provide on-site training to other builders, but there are a limited number of places available for other professionals. Book now to secure your place!

This session is designed to outline the basic principles of sustainable building to give delegates the foundations for ongoing training sessions.  The session will be run and hosted by trainer Lucy Pedler of The Green Register, including a session from Andy Weeks of The Planet Mark Start

All Futureproof builder trainers are required to attend in order to become Futureproof Associate Builders, going on to offer on-site training. The session is also ideal for anyone as an introduction to sustainable building.

Topics to include:

  • Global issues
  • National issues including key legislation (present and future) such as Part L, MEES etc.
  • Essential definitions 
  • Key issues relating to heat loss:
    - Solid wall insulation; IWI & EWI 
    - Roof and floor insulation
    - Thermal mass
    - Windows & doors
  • Moisture movement, airtightness, indoor air quality and ventilation
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Interior finishes, wellbeing & healthy buildings
  • Reducing water use
  • Overheating
  • Materials and reducing waste
  • Heritage issues

The session will be a combination of theory-based information and demonstrations of the principles using the house as a case study.

The Planet Mark Start Session:

Sustainability makes perfect business sense having positive social, environmental and economic impacts, making businesses more resilient and profitable whilst all the while making them better for people and the planet.

The Planet Mark Start is an ERDF funded collaboration between leading sustainability consultants Planet First & Bristol-based business support organisation Versio SW.

As a fully funded project, this programme offers attendees the opportunity to obtain the 'Planet Mark Start Sustainability Certification’ by attending a Workshop session, and then developing a sustainability plan that embraces the ‘Measure, Engage, Communicate’ model.

The session will also explore the marketing, branding & communication opportunities that being a more sustainable business can provide. To this end, delegates may be interested in sourcing additional support in these areas through other business programmes in due course

Topics covered:

  • What is sustainability
  • The Business Benefits of Sustainability
  • Developing a Sustainability Plan Within Your Organisation
  • Marketing Sustainability

All attendees will receive a Glossary of Terms to take away. 

If you are a builder / contractor and are interested in our Futureproof initiative please get in touch for more information about the session: mail@greenregister.org.uk 

More details of Futureproof at: www.futureproof.uk.net

October 2nd, 2019 3:00 PM   to   6:00 PM
Bristol BS6
full address confirmed after booking
Bristol, BS6
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
Members £ 19.00
Non-Members £ 35.00

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