City CPD Club - 19 November 2013

19 November 2013

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue:

Business Space, Chiltern House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2JL

Description:

Pros and cons of low carbon technologies

This seminar will provide an up to date impartial look at the different low carbon technologies available for residential and small scale commercial projects analysing the pros and cons of each. We will look at the following technologies and how they work, their size and application: renewable electricity (PV, wind, hydro), renewable heat (solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass) and combined heat and power (anaerobic digestion and steam CHP).

NPFF and planning approval

The UK Government’s new planning reforms (National Planning Policy Framework or NPPF) have resulted in the biggest and fastest changes to the planning system in 50 years. These reforms will result in a presumption in favour of sustainable development and present a huge opportunity for commercial developers and house builders, as long as they are able to demonstrate the sustainable credentials of a scheme and a willingness to engage with local neighbourhoods at the planning stage.

Marrying good design and inclusive spaces

This seminar will illustrate how good access has been and can be achieved. This will be contrasted with examples of how, in spite of using the latest legislation and standards, buildings produced are not accessible. It will also highlight how changes in the legislation will affect the implementation of the Disability Act. This session will also include a feedback section on major advancements and methods used during the Paralympics.

2013 City CPD Club Brochure

Fees:

RIBA/CIAT members £135 + VAT (£162)
Non-RIBA members £200 + VAT (£240)
RIBA Student £50 + VAT members (£60)

Contact:

Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767
michelle.taylor@riba.org

Organiser:

RIBA South West

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