On September 4th, we welcomed stonemason Pierre Bidaud of The Stonemasonry Company to discuss his project, 15 Clerkenwell Close, as our September Twilight Talk. 15 Clerkenwell Close has a limestone façade and fallen Ionic columns where the fossilised coral, ammonite shells, quartz pockets and seams of the material remain. The building is widely recognised as a new London landmark.
If you enjoyed our Twilight Talk, why not check out some of our other upcoming events to learn more about sustainable construction practices:
- Coming up on September 14th is our ‘Domestic Low Carbon Technology – Live Demo and Online Webcast‘, where Alex McKinney will be coming to us live from the new low-carbon, PHC heat pump showroom in Bristol to give you a tour and talk through the installations.
- The following week is the start of our Building Biology series, a four-part series overing the science, design process, standards, good practice guidance and build examples. Building Biology is a wide-ranging subject, from healthy indoor air quality through to some less well-understood issues such as electromagnetic radiation exposure. It is essential that the science behind these issues is understood and this series provides the scientific evidence for all key aspects of healthy buildings, delivered by architect, certified Building Biologist IBN and founding Director of the Building Biology Association Tomas Gäertner.
- We’re launching a brand-new airtightness series with Ecological Building Systems this autumn, which kicks off with ‘Contractor and Builder Air Tightness & Vapour Control Training‘ on October 18th from 9 – 11am. Achieving and installing stringent levels of airtightness may feel daunting, but this training series will guide contractors and builders on both theoretical and practical training for both domestic and commercial projects. During these four sessions, you will learn what airtightness is (and isn’t), why it matters, the causes and effects of poor moisture management and current vs. future airtightness standards.
- Do you know the difference between direct and indirect cold water supplies? Are you confident in specifying the optimal type of hot water solution for your client taking into account installation and running costs? This November, join expert trainer Cath Hassell at ‘Plumbing for Architects and Construction Professionals‘, a two-hour interactive online session looking at core plumbing issues that need to be considered at the design stage.
Keep an eye on our ever-changing events and training page for more throughout 2023 to expand your construction sustainability knowledge.
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Join today and you’ll be in the fine company of like-minded professionals committed to improving our built environment. Here are some of the benefits of joining us:
- Big discounts on tickets for our training events and those of our partners throughout the year – you’ll be the first to hear too
- Your business listed on The Register for customers and collaborators to find you easily
- Free promotion of your work through our digital media networks
- Use our logo in your communications to signal your sustainability knowledge
- A free subscription to Passivehouse+ magazine for the year
Find out more on our Membership page and we hope to see you at an event with The Green Register soon.