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.
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
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