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Talks and lectures

Sustainable design in historic buildings

This session will explore the important decisions that architects face when balancing sustainable design principles with conservation practice in historic or listed properties in sensitive locations. We'll explore how to balance conflicting requirements, review the planning framework and discuss what factors you may need to take into consideration.

The session will explore the important decisions that architects face, when balancing sustainable design principles with conservation practice in historic or listed properties in sensitive locations.

We explore how to balance apparently conflicting requirements; we review the planning framework, and we ask what factors you need to take into consideration to reach a compromise with your client.

Topics covered include:

  • the specification of materials
  • construction and renovation techniques
  • in-depth case studies of recent projects involving historic buildings

There will be time for delegates to share experiences of their own projects, and you are welcome to send queries in advance for speakers to respond to on the day.

To book your place, please email rsaw@riba.org or call 029 2022 8987.

Speakers

Cindy Harris, author and specialist in sustainable design and materials.

Rob Gwillim, renewable energy consultant and project manager, with many years’ experience in energy efficiency, building services and conservation projects.

Core curriculum topics:

  • legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  • sustainable architecture
  • building conservation and heritage 
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