Build Tight, Ventilate Right

16 November 2010

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath


Most of the techniques for achieving a low carbon building are well documented but in practice the standards aimed for are often not achieved through lack of understanding about what makes a highly insulated, airtight and energy efficient building. This introductory course, also available as a full day seminar by the Green Register, will explain the straightforward building techniques that can achieve this and what can be done on site to improve build quality.

The speaker will cover the theory of breathing construction, airtightness, robust detailing and natural ventilation. A typical breathing wall will be examined layer by layer to explain their functions and the low environmental impact materials currently available. The topics covered will include:

• The external envelope and breathing construction

• The essentials of airtightness

• Best practice summary

• Natural and passive ventilation

• Thermographic imaging techniques

• Demonstration airtightness test

Speaker: Lucy Pedler BA DipArch ARB RIBA FRAS

, archipeleco Architects & the Green

Register Lucy is an architect with over 25 years professional experience and sustainable expertise in the UK and the USA. She was a product specialist for five years at the Construction Resources ecological building centre researching products and advising architects. Lucy now runs her own sustainable architecture practice designing low environmental impact buildings and she founded the Green Register of Construction Professionals in 2000.

CPD record:

3 hours of formal CPD

RIBA CPD Core Curriculum: Professional Context; Sustainable Architecture


Fees (including VAT at 17.5%):

Early Bird Saver:

Book & Pay by 12/03/10 Plymouth 05/11/10 Bath £65.63 (RIBA) Incl. £1 ABS donation £76.38 (other)

Bookings after deadlines above £83.25 (RIBA) Incl. £1 ABS donation £94.00 (other)


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA South West

Events Calendar

Events Calendar
view previous monthApril 14view next month


Top of page