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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). RIBA Chartered Members must undertake and record at least 35 hours of continuing professional development each year, with at least 20 of those hours identified as matching the ten mandatory RIBA core curriculum CPD topics. 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, please click on the link and check.
An Introduction to Regenerative Architecture
Seminar, by Havwoods Ltd
Regenerative architecture may be seen as an evolution of sustainable design, certainly with reference to systems thinking and the circular economy. This seminar includes a selection of case studies and references to biomimicry in terms of material, structural- and energy-efficiency, and carbon storage. It also explains how sustainable architecture is evolving, what is meant by regenerative design, and the future of sustainable architecture.

Havwoods is a wood flooring and cladding business built on trust. From its beginnings in 1975, the company has worked hard to win the confidence of customers by consistently providing them with the best quality timber flooring and cladding products and the highest standard of service. Today, Havwoods is one of the largest UK importers and wholesale distributors of quality hardwood flooring and cladding. It holds substantial stocks, only matched by a product range that encompasses every style and application, from residential to high traffic commercial areas. Havwoods’ products are felled in accordance with the national and federal laws of each country of origin. FSC and PEFC certified wood flooring and cladding products are also available.
Specifying Secondary Glazing for Enhancing Thermal Performance, Window Acoustics and Security
Online Learning, by Selectaglaze Ltd
Describes how and where secondary glazing can be used to provide thermal enhancements, acoustic insulation and added security to primary windows. Offers very practical guidance on: secondary glazing and Building Regulations requirements; fixing details and surrounding architectural details, features and fittings; how to design attractive, discreet and effective treatments that will satisfy conservation officers and delight clients; the performance capabilities of different types of secondary glazing; and, sustainability and budgeting.

Founded in 1966 and a royal warrant holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is an acknowledged specialist and market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems. The company’s policy of continuous product development has resulted in a range of units suited to applications ranging from significant noise reduction and thermal insulation to environmental control and protection against bomb blast or sustained physical attack.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Ventilation Strategies and Best Practice Compliance
Online Learning, by EnviroVent Ltd
Provides a roadmap to ventilation compliance and the environmental and political drivers that underpin good indoor air quality through efficient ventilation. Discusses why ventilation is important, the technical theory behind ventilation strategies outlined in Approved Documents F and L, notifiable works applications and responsibilities for incumbent installers, and how to satisfy the needs of consumers via the specification process, including long-term servicing requirements.

EnviroVent is a leading ventilation manufacturer of whole house ventilation systems, including heat recovery and positive input ventilation. EnviroVent offers a range of innovative ventilation products that help improve the air that we breathe. Its technical support team can help take the guesswork out of ventilation systems by providing a bespoke design service, also converting your requirements into a quote. With increased pressure to deliver predetermined ventilation rates and greater levels of air tightness, they can ensure that the most suitable and effective ventilation solution is specified to comply with all relevant building regulations.