Build Tight, Ventilate Right

23 March 2010

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Jury's Inn Hotel, Plymouth


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

buildingThis 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.


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

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