26 February 2014
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Milford Hall Hotel, 206 Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 3TE
Energy consumption and conservation are now the most important aspects of the built environment. The seminar will cover the changes to Part L requirements and where they come from. It will explain what those changes mean for designers, where and when they apply, and how to use the requirements to their own advantage whilst retaining maximum creativity in their design.
It will provide the delegates with:
• An understanding of the changes to Part L and guidance to ensure compliance
• A 'tool box' of items to assist designers
• A practical case study to highlight how the changes will work in practice.
Refurbishing our existing housing stock to be more energy and carbon efficient is a challenging task as cost, finance, disruption and trust in the supply chain are often barriers to implementing measures. Domestic energy usage accounts for a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK. With average household energy bills continuing to increase, fuel poverty could affect one in three homes by 2016.
This session will aim to:
• Review the policy environment for eco-refurbishment
• Explain how the financial mechanisms work to facilitate and finance eco-refurbishment - Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Feed in Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Investment Bank
• Describe the latest current developments and opportunities for work in this area.
Building for Life
The speaker will give an overview of place making since the end of the '90s and an update on the current policy context - NPPF, NPPG, Farrell Review and Housing Design Guidance (HCA). He will describe what Building for Life 12 (BfL12) is about and:
• Explain how it can contribute to improving the quality of housing design and place making and achieving the "signs of a good place to live"
• Place BfL in the context of the tools that can, and should be used, to create the thriving communities of the future
• Equip attendees with the knowledge of the importance of BfL12 and when to use it to best effect
• Honestly appraise the potential of BfL12, including its shortcomings
RIBA/CIAT £135 + VAT members (£162)
Non-RIBA £200 + VAT members (£240)
RIBA student £50 + VAT members (£60)
RIBA South West