An Introduction to Sustainable Building Practices - ONLINE

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Quick booking is advised for this popular course!
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this event will be an interactive online training session.

This session, run by trainer Lucy Pedler of The Green Register, is designed to outline the basic principles of sustainable building.

The session is ideal for anyone as an introduction to sustainable building; the training offers ideal foundation knowledge for general builders and trades, energy assessors, other professionals and householders alike.

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

Who is this session for?

This session is now open to all regions and construction disciplines, including architects and builders, as well as householders and energy assessors, and anyone with an interest in sustainable building.

Builders/contractors in the West of England: are you interested in joining the Futureproof initiative for low-carbon retrofit? For more info and applications, see below. For trainee Futureproof Associate Builders (FABs) : this session forms part of your core training and is billable.

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About Futureproof

The Futureproof initiative in the West of England region connects homeowners needing energy-saving refurbishments with builders skilled in sustainable construction. This session is offered FREE to builders and trades registered for training as Futureproof Associate Builders (FABs).

Want to join Futureproof?

For enquiries or to apply for FREE Futureproof training, visit or email

The Futureproof initiative is run by Centre for Sustainable Energy & The Green Register, with funding from BEISFutureproof training is led by The Green Register, specialist trainers in sustainable building practices for construction professionals since 2000.

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About the Trainer

Lucy Pedler, BA Arch, Dip Arch, ARB
Lucy is an architect with 34 years of professional experience in the UK and USA and has particular expertise in sustainable building practices. Lucy created The Green Register in 2000, now a nationwide networking and educational not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable building practices to all disciplines of the construction industry.

In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco, designing buildings that have a low impact on the environment. In 2005, Paul McWilliams joined archipeleco to then create develeco limited, a company exclusively self-funded to offer refurbishments of existing buildings - usually in very poor condition - and transform the properties into sustainable, beautiful buildings fit for 21st century living.

Lucy is an Earth Champion, on the panel of the Bristol Urban Design Forum and a keen cyclist.

July 22nd, 2020 5:00 PM through  7:00 PM
Online Training
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Member £ 25.00
Non-Member £ 35.00