RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable architecture

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Calor Gas Ltd
Explains where LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) can be installed as an alternative to oil, factors that affect their use, and the environmental benefits and financial incentives available to developers and users. Gain a better understanding of: the types of LPG available; where LPG can be physically installed (siting and safety issues); the Green Deal and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI); how a metered LPG supply can be used on a housing development; key legislation and codes of practice; and, how LNG works as an off-grid energy solution for large industrial customers.

Calor has spent the last 85 years supplying energy to off-grid homes and businesses around the UK. During that time it’s created a grid of its own: a grid that’s the UK’s largest LPG delivery network, that lowers carbon emissions compared to fuels like oil, and that will offer 100% renewable energy by 2040. It’s a grid that makes specifying sustainable energy in rural locations easy.

With fuels such as Futuria Liquid Gas (previously known as BioLPG) now available for domestic and hospitality premises, designing the future of off-grid housing and businesses is now possible without compromising efficiency or performance.

Duration: 40-60 minutes, plus Q&A
An overview of Passive House design principles, the benefits they provide in terms of energy performance, and the means by which those benefits are achieved. Also discusses some common fabric-first systems and solutions to simplify the process of optimising low energy design using passive principles, air leakage testing and mitigation, the effects of membrane properties on design, and heat recovery systems.

For nearly 50 years the A Proctor Group has supplied the construction industry with an extensive portfolio of advanced thermal, acoustic and membrane products. The group provides a wide range of high quality, innovative solutions that are designed to meet clients’ continuously evolving needs.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Billi UK
Looks at the design and specification of drinking water systems. Topics covered include: how to help define client expectations for tea points; the differences between water-cooled (heat-exchange technology) and air-cooled systems; identifying space, energy and time requirements; a guide to drinking water industry accreditations; the importance of sustainability and the plastic-free workplace; aesthetic considerations; and, the importance of filtration, scale management and regular maintenance.

Billi designs and manufactures a range of energy-efficient filtered water systems that offers customers the very best in innovation, superior performance and reliability. For nearly 30 years, Billi has maintained a commitment to excellence and quality that is second to none. Its award-winning filtered water systems are preferred by designers and architects for their elegant styling and space-saving design. Billi launched the world’s first undercounter boiling and chilled water system in the early 1990s. Since then its range has grown to satisfy the needs of everyone from the home kitchen user to occupants of the largest office block. Meanwhile, Billi continues to innovate, ensuring that its designs keep pace with modern building techniques, contemporary interior concepts and changing lifestyle choices.

Duration: 30-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Dolphin Solutions
Best practice guidance on how to specify washrooms that are more hygienic, waste less water and energy than traditional designs, and are aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective.

From design to delivery, Dolphin offers the complete washroom solution tailored to your exact specification. Redefining standards of washroom quality, functionality and sustainability, Dolphin’s innovative range of products features world-class design, exceptional performance, and a sustainability-driven ethos that helps safeguard the environment.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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