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Twilight Talk March: Josh Wood’s city self-build challenge: Navigating a new low-carbon home from planning stage to final build – Online

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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!

Part one – Twilight Talk

The first part will be an online Twilight Talk on Monday 11th March (17.00-18.00) where Josh from Green Trace Architect will explain the principles behind the design of his house and how being the architect, builder and client brings its own challenges and joys. The house is being built on a small, somewhat challenging plot in St George, Bristol and has a number of sustainable features such as an air source heat pump, MVHR, solar panels and a construction system based on natural materials including a timber structure, blown cellulose insulation, external wood fibre and lime render. The system is low-carbon, air-tight and breathable, and has been adopted on other projects by Josh, such as the Fawley Passive House in Herefordshire. 
Josh’s blog describes the planning and technical design stages in more detail. 


Part two – site visit 

The second part will be a site visit on 29th March (16.00-17.30) where Josh will take us on a tour of the house at what is anticipated to be the final stages of the works before the internal boarding takes place, meaning delegates can see all the services relating to the sustainable M&E and the construction system. Book here to join us!


About the speaker

Josh Wood is the founder and director of GreenTrace Architect; an architectural practice operating in the South-West of England, specialising in high performance, low impact, elegant homes.  As well as a registered architect, Josh is also a craftsman and an advocate for onsite construction experience in the profession. Josh also tutors architecture at UWE, encouraging students to think holistically about their projects and to consider sustainability at the outset of the creative process.


Twilight Talks are supported by Ecomerchant.

13/03/2023 from 17:00 to 18:00
Online Training
United Kingdom
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