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Plumbing for Architects and Construction Professionals: Designing Responsible Water Services for the Climate – London and Online Webcast

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Join us in person in London, or live online, with expert trainer Cath Hassell for this two-hour interactive session looking at core plumbing issues that need to be considered at the design stage.

  • Do you know the difference between direct and indirect cold water supplies and which one would be more suitable in any given situation?
  • Are you confident in specifying the optimal type of hot water solution for your client taking into account installation and running costs?
  • Do you know the most sustainable plumbing materials to specify?

Cath Hassell, director of ech2o and long time TGR core trainer has spent 15 years on site as a plumber and has been designing sustainable plumbing solutions for the built environment since 1998.

Cath will be presenting a two-hour interactive workshop introducing the core plumbing issues that architects and other construction professionals involved in building services need to consider when designing domestic and small commercial buildings.

Delegates will learn the different options for cold water, hot water and heating, the advantages and disadvantages of each, how they interact with each other or with existing systems if in a refurbishment situation.

Materials choices, costs issues, ease of installation, where they fit into a sustainable strategy and how they interact with renewables are all covered through guided learning and group work.

Cath has a track record of very positive feedback from her TGR presentations over the past 18 years so be sure to book early as this session will sell out.


There is the option to attend online or in person. If attending in person the venue is:

Pollard Thomas Edwards, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX

About the trainer

Cath Hassell, ech2o consultants ltd

Cath Hassell is an expert in sustainable water strategies and low-carbon technologies, formed from a background of 17 years in the plumbing industry and 18 years in environmental building. She is director of ech2o consultants ltd, a company that works at both a strategic and individual site level, providing technological and behavioural solutions that reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Cath is a founder member of SWIG (the Sustainable Water Industry Group) and was a director of the AECB for seven years. Fascinated by how we use water she blogs about showering at a year of showering variously, and writes regular columns and technical posts.

She has been a core trainer for the Green Register since its inception in 2000, and regularly delivers workshops to a wide range of audiences, from school pupils to construction professionals, across the UK about environmental issues.

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01/11/2023 from 16:00 to 18:00
Event Fee(s)
Members - in-person attendance in LONDON £30.00
Non-Members - in-person attendance in LONDON £40.00
Members - online attendance £30.00
Non-Members - online attendance £40.00
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