Green Materials and Eco-Minimalism

Organiser: RIBA
Location: Steelcase, Belvedere Building, Booth Street, Manchester. M2 4AW

Thursday 27th May 2010: 9.30am – 4pm, Manchester

What makes a material green?

Can you believe what manufacturers tell you?

How green buildings can cost the same as non-green buildings.

Why zero carbon buildings are only a partial solution

How non-green buildings are a serious health risk…

…how low-carbon buildings could also be a serious potential health risk…

…and how to avoid both dilemmas.

The Green Materials CPD day will give you some thinking tools to be able to make up your own mind as to what makes a material green or not.

9.30 Registration

10.00 Session One will explain how materials eco-labelling is evolved and why many of the labeling systems fall short of being appropriate guidance. It will also give a quick annotated tour around a range of options.

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Session Two will look at the theory applied to case study buildings and describe the choices facing the designer and how these choices were made and incorporated into affordable building design.

1.00 Networking Lunch

1.30 Session Three, as a technical compliment to Session 1 and 2, will comprise of a series of technical presentations by green product manufacturers.

Technical Presentations: Energy Efficient Construction; Airtightness and Moisture

Management; Clay Block Walling Systems

4.30 Close

Keynote Speaker: Howard Liddell, Gaia Architects

Venue: Steelcase, Belvedere Building, Booth Street, Manchester. M2 4AW


CPD Club /RIBA Member £56.50 + VAT

RIBA Student Member £25.00 + VAT

Other £77.00 + VAT


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