RIBA CPD Showcase

RIBA Core Curriculum: Climate

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Climate – sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Seminar, by Rockpanel
This seminar demonstrates ways in which to improve the design of façades, soffits, fascias and more, using high quality, high-pressure stonewool board material. It covers issues such as design flexibility, safety, and ease of use. It is a must for any architect or specifier who likes to push design boundaries.

ROCKPANEL Group is a manufacturer of both aesthetic and durable façade cladding. Its boards are manufactured from the natural stone, basalt. This makes them extremely durable, 100% weather-, temperature- and UV-proof, as well as providing inherent fire resistant properties.

With ROCKPANEL board material, cladding can be designed in a contemporary and unique manner. Short installation times, simple maintenance and high cost-effectiveness make ROCKPANEL products amongst the most sought-after building materials.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
This seminar includes information on: healthy indoor air quality using demand control and intense ventilation, controlled indoor climates based on external solar shading to avoid glare and overheating, and controlled outdoor climates using controllable outdoor solutions for both summer and winter.

As a trendsetter in ventilation, sun protection and terrace coverings, Renson invests heavily in innovation, communication and internationalisation to create ‘healthy spaces’ – healthy and comfortable indoor environments in homes, apartments, offices and healthcare facilities. The company’s emphasis is on helping architects to produce sustainable overall concepts that respond to needs in the areas of energy efficiency, acoustics and design.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Seminar, by Waverley
An engaging and interactive seminar not only for teaching the science behind solar shading, but also showing the huge impact that correctly-specified window blinds can have on the environmental performance of a building.

Waverley Blinds is the solar shading expert. It is one of the only solar shading companies in the UK to help architects through every stage of a project, from specification to manufacture, installation and final commissioning. Waverley Blinds manufactures unique products, including blinds that will reflect up to 86% of the solar energy entering a building via its glazing.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Gain an understanding of the latest building regulations relating to residential ventilation, and the different system options available to comply with the requirements. Learn how to specify ventilation systems and the various methods of delivering improved indoor air quality, while reducing energy and helping to create a lower carbon footprint.

Airflow Developments Ltd, based in High Wycombe where the business was started, has more than 60 years’ expertise designing and producing innovative air movement equipment. From quiet, low-energy domestic extractor fans to commercial air handling units with heat recovery, Airflow Developments has an innovative and reliable solution for your application. As one of only two ventilation providers accredited to ISO9001 and ISO14001, Airflow Developments offers quality products to meet your specification requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
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