An Introduction to Sustainable Building Practices - Online
This session, run by trainer Lucy Pedler of The Green Register, is designed to outline the basic principles of sustainable building.
Who is this session for?
The session is ideal for anyone as an introduction to sustainable building; the training offers ideal foundation knowledge for any professional, including architects and builders, as well as householders and energy assessors, and all with an interest in sustainable building.
About the session
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
- Materials and reducing waste
- Heritage issues
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.
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) For enquiries or to apply for FREE Futureproof training, visit www.futureproof.uk.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org