Part L – From Zero Carbon to Zero Energy – the influence of National and European legislation on sustainable architecture

Date: - 17:00
Organiser: The Green Register
Location: Sheppard Robson City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT
The Green Register’s popular seminar on Part L Building Regulations comes to Manchester this Autumn.

About the seminar

A look at the relationship between the Building Regulations “Part L” and the European “nearly zero energy buildings” target for 2020, with case studies highlighting the effects of energy efficiency standards that would be needed to achieve the target.

This will be an exploration of the statutory drivers for achieving the nearly zero-target, how this differs from the previous zero carbon target and the role of the statutory authorities such as planning and building control in achieving compliance.

The seminar will also cover possible fabric standards for new dwellings, case studies looking at design flexibilities and an analysis of the potential use of high efficiency energy systems and renewables.

About the speaker

Stephen Barnshaw – jhai Ltd

Stephen is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years experience in Building Control and Building Regulation consultancy. He started his building control career in local authority working on the redevelopment of the former Oxford Cowley car works and the University Science Park together with a wide range of historic developments in the heart of Oxford. He then moved on to manage a building control service in a large unitary local authority in the South West, developing the customer focused ethos in the service and providing the councils expert lead in a number of technical areas.

In 2005 Stephen moved to a large corporate Approved Inspector as a Regional Manager. becoming involved in a number of very high profile London city centre schemes such as Renzo Piano’s Central St Giles and Arup Associates Sky Studios for BskyB. As the Associate Technical Director for jhai Ltd he is responsible for developing the strategy on education and training, both within the company, ensuring our project managers continue to deliver the excellent service clients have come to expect, and externally, helping clients keep up to date with and understanding the requirements of the legislation.

Cost: £65 Green Register members / £99 non-members

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