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Revisions to Building Regulations – a revolution in energy efficiency legislation? – Online

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About the session

A new two-hour online training session from The Green Register, highlighting the important changes to the Building Regulations, coming into force in June 2022.

Ian Mawditt of building performance specialists, Four Walls, will provide an overview with a focus on homes for the changes to Part L (Energy Efficiency) and Part F (Ventilation). We'll also be joined by Joel Callow, Beyond Carbon, who'll discuss overheating prevention (Part O).

This live and interactive training session will have Q&A breaks to allow participants to ask questions of the speakers.


16:00  Start and Introduction
16:05  Revisions to Part L: overview of the changes affecting energy efficiency and new measures to address the performance gap - Ian Mawditt, Four Walls
16:35  Q&A
16:35  Break
16:50  Changes to ventilation requirements, the new Part F. Effects on new-build and for retrofits - Ian Mawditt, Four Walls
17:20  Avoidance of overheating, the new Part O - Joel Callow, Beyond Carbon
17:50  Q&A panel
18:00  Close

About the Speakers

Joel Callow, Beyond Carbon

After a brief dalliance with nuclear fusion convinced him that renewable energy was definitely our best bet, Joel began his career in low energy building design by studying for a PhD in natural daylight in buildings at the School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham.

Since then, Joel has worked as a building physics and sustainability champion in a number of leading consulting design practices and across a wide range of construction sectors, including health, education and residential. He enjoys working in close partnership with architects and clients, creatively shaping buildings and places for best environmental performance, climate resilience and highest human health and wellbeing over the long term.

As Founder and Director at Beyond Carbon, he leads the business with thought-leadership in all aspects of building sustainability, including a focus on addressing climate change and human health through beyond net zero carbon buildings, the Passivhaus Standard and natural daylight. He is never happier than when shaping building envelopes and elevations for best natural light, or poring over a thermal bridging detail to ensure best comfort and energy performance.

Joel is passionate about enabling beautiful, person-flourishing architecture at the same time as tackling the climate and ecological emergency – the pressing issue of our time. Joel has been working on reducing his personal carbon footprint for 20 years and is an enthusiastic electric car owner.

He thinks that Building Physics is great fun and may be one of the most under-rated career choices ever.

Ian Mawditt, Four Walls

Ian is a building researcher, specialising in the field of building performance in relation to occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Since 2008, He has been a senior member of the technical team supporting the governments of England and Wales in developing amendments to their respective Building Regulations. Ian is technical lead for Part F (ventilation) and technical author for Part L for dwellings in relation to airtightness, standards for thermal elements, and improving levels of compliance.

Ian is routinely involved in building research programmes, many of which are delivered for national government (BEIS and MHCLG), and for organisations such as AECOM, Energy Saving Trust, the Sustainable and Traditional Buildings Alliance, NHBC Foundation, and the former Zero Carbon Hub. In previous roles, he was appointed by Innovate UK as an expert evaluator under the £8M Building Performance Evaluation programme and provided technical guidance for the £17M Retrofit for the Future programme. Ian is co-chair of the technical working group for ventilation and indoor air quality at the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings, and is a member of the Retrofit Standards Task Group.

July 18th, 2022 16:00 through 18:00
Event Fee(s)
Members of The Green Register £30.00
Non-Members £40.00
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