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Building Services Series 1: Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery MVHR – Online

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Part of a new, online 5-part series on Building Services. Enroll for individual online events to suit you, or book the whole series at a special series rate. Each event can be attended as a stand alone course, or if attending the whole series they will complement each other.


BSS1 - Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery MVHR: 18th May 2023, 16.00 - 18.00
BSS2 - Designing Sustainable Water Systems: 24th May 2023, 16.00 - 18.00
BSS3 - Demand Controlled Ventilation DCV: 8th June 2023, 16.00 - 18.00
BSS4 - Update on net zero technologies for heating and hot water: 22nd June 2023, 16.00 - 18.00


In the UK, 'fabric first, technology second' has become the central tenet for good practice in new and renovated low carbon buildings. The aim is to make the envelopes of the buildings provide as comfortable, affordable and energy efficient an environment as possible for their whole life in use, and reduce the reliance on technologies and building services systems that need power, maintenance and eventually replacement.

In this new 5-part ONLINE series for 2023, we cover how to ensure that your building services are as integrated and appropriate as possible for their current and future use, and are installed to high standards in a way that does not compromise their own efficiency or that of other systems and measures in the building. 

We aim to show what good looks like - and some of the bad and the ugly as well - to explain why a piecemeal approach without an overall integrated services plan serves none of the installations or the outcomes well. Different trades and specialists coming in without an understanding of the whole system design can make a good design perform badly in use.


About the session


Tom Heywood and Ben East will explain when it is right to use MVHR, good design watchpoints, making space for ducts and units, what makes MVHR perform optimally and the critical points for good installation and commissioning. Ben will show us an MVHR set-up at his Bristol showroom.


Special offers

  • Book all 5 in the series for a reduced rate: £125 for members, £175 non-members - a saving of over 10% compared to booking separately!


About the trainers

Tom Heywood - MVHR Manager, Green Building Store

Tom trained as an Architectural Technologist before joining the MVHR Department at Green Building Store in 2014. Within 4 years he had become the MVHR Manager and has developed the national sales team, with a list of approved installers, and an in-house MVHR commissioning and maintenance service to ensure the highest performance and efficiency of their systems.


Ben East - Earthwise Construction 

Ben is a Project Manager and qualified Carpenter with over 20 years’ experience. Ben manages all their construction-based projects. He is passionate about sustainable construction and is a committed environmentalist. Ben holds a MSc Architecture: Advanced Energy & Environment Studies (Distinction) from the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a certified Passive House/Passivhaus Tradesperson. Ben is a Futureproof Associate Builder trainer, which means he trains other builders in using sustainable methods.



18/05/2023 from 16:00 to 18:00
Event Fee(s)
Members (This event only) £30.00
Non-Members (This event only) £40.00
Members (5 event series) 10 hours of training in total £125.00
Non-Members (5 event series) 10 hours of training in total £175.00
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