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Twilight Talk February: Unblocking the barriers to the use of bio-based and healthy materials in retrofitting and new building

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Twilight Talks

The Green Register's early evening talks supported by Ecomerchant: together promoting ethical, healthy sustainable building materials

On the second Monday of each month The Green Register brings you our Twilight Talks - a relaxed and informal string of events on sustainable building matters to complement our regular training topics.

Each one-hour event is FREE of charge and features short talks from one or more speakers. With Q&A and discussion sessions throughout, everyone is invited to be part of the conversation. We hold Twilight talks at 5-6pm, in the sweet spot between work and dinner – so join us to nourish the mind before replenishing the body!

Unblocking the barriers to the use of bio-based and healthy materials in retrofitting and new building.

There is much talk of decarbonisation, low embodied energy and circular economy, but this often involves greenwashing conventional construction. Alternative low impact, renewable materials offer a solution to lower cost energy efficiency, healthy and fire proof buildings as set out in the new book Natural Building Techniques. Detractors of natural building often distort the reality of the availability of bio-based materials and continue to apologise for petrochemical and hazardous materials. This has to end.

About the Speaker

Tom Woolley

Tom Woolley is an architect working for Rachel Bevan Architects in County Down, Northern Ireland. He specialises in environmental consultancy, healthy buildings advice and training in natural building techniques. He is a visiting professor at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Wales and was a Professor of Architecture at Queens University Belfast from 1991-2007. Tom is chair of the UK Clean Air Steering Committee and the All Party Parliamentary Forum on Carbon Monoxide.

He has written and edited 8 books on sustainable construction and indoor air quality. He has been a visiting professor or carried out training work in over 20 countries around the world.



Twilight Talks are supported by Ecomerchant.

13/02/2023 from 17:00 to 18:00
Online Training
United Kingdom
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