RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Sustainable architecture

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd - Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing
Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing
Access to daylight and sunlight is a key aspect to ensuring healthy and pleasant living and/or working environments. New developments should provide sufficient daylight and sunlight while not obstructing existing properties. This seminar provides an overview of daylight and sunlight assessments and advice on design considerations which may be implemented to improve daylight and sunlight availability.

BMT is a global consulting firm with a large team of engineers working across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. By combining inhouse physical and numerical modelling capabilities with the skills, experience and resourcefulness of its staff, BMT is uniquely placed to provide comprehensive and integrated service delivery for all aspects of wind engineering and computational modelling for the build environment which complies with, and frequently sets, best international industry standards.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Optigreen Ltd - Green Roofs in Practice
Green Roofs in Practice
Seminar, by Optigreen Ltd
A seminar designed to provide practical insight into green and blue roof technology. Covers important topics such as the environmental benefits of a green roof, specification considerations, how a green roof works and how to construct a build, as well as the different types of green roof solutions available, specialist green roofs, vegetation and planting methods, maintenance and aftercare.

Optigreen is a leading supply company in the green roof industry, combining over 40 years’ experience with continuous innovation to meet the changing demands of the market.

Offering a high quality range of products and solutions to suit all green roofing requirements, every Optigreen green roof adheres to the latest industry standards and guidelines and is backed-up by its comprehensive quality management system and warrantees.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Zehnder UK - Specifying Heat Recovery Ventilation in the Design of Domestic High Code Level and Passivhaus Properties
Specifying Heat Recovery Ventilation in the Design of Domestic High Code Level and Passivhaus Properties
Seminar, by Zehnder UK
Outlines the key principles of MVHR and how it can contribute to attaining a High Code Level and Passive House Dwelling. Also offers guidance on selecting the correct heat recovery system for a project, the features that ensure compliance, and best practice.

Heating, cooling, fresh and clean air; at Zehnder, you will find everything you need for comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient indoor living. Zehnder’s wide and clearly structured portfolio can offer the right product, be it new build or renovation, domestic or commercial project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Lindab Ltd - Steel Rainwater Systems: the Contemporary and Sustainable Solution
Steel Rainwater Systems: the Contemporary and Sustainable Solution
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
Rainwater systems are essential to protect buildings, but this needn’t detract from the aesthetics of your designs. Find out about contemporary options for rainwater systems, and how selecting a steel system can provide a durable, affordable and versatile solution while also being the most environmentally-friendly material choice for guttering and rainwater drainage.

Lindab is an international group that manufactures products for simplified construction. Products are characterised by their high quality, ease of assembly and energy efficiency.

Taking responsibility for what it does and how it does do things is important to Lindab. The company manufactures products with the environment in mind, making it easier for you to build sustainably.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
Reynaers Ltd - Sustainability and its Implications for Specifying Aluminium Glazing Systems
Sustainability and its Implications for Specifying Aluminium Glazing Systems
Seminar, by Reynaers Ltd
Covers the evolution of aluminium and its performance in the context of window design and thermal performance. Learn more about the qualities of aluminium as a material, its recyclability and an overview of key standards and legislation, such as Document L.

For over 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium has been designing cutting-edge glazing solutions for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Engineered without compromise, its range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems has been specified time and again by the world’s leading architects and construction companies.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Havwoods Ltd - The Use of Wood Flooring in Sustainable Architecture
The Use of Wood Flooring in Sustainable Architecture
Seminar, by Havwoods Ltd
This seminar is based on the indisputable truth that wood (timber) is a natural material produced by trees, and that perhaps the best way for architects to gain a truly insightful understanding of how best to use this amazing resource is to explain how trees actually create the material itself.

Havwoods is a long-established (since 1975), family-owned wood flooring business built on trust. It provides an extensive range of quality, responsibly-sourced, innovative timber flooring and cladding products, coupled with the highest standard of customer care and service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Metal Technology Ltd - Window Selection: A Specifier's Guide
Window Selection: A Specifier's Guide
Find out more about aluminium window systems in terms of their material, function and performance – and in relation to specific project requirements. This seminar covers: the advantages of specifying aluminium windows and doors; how to specify the correct window system for each project type, including finishes, glass and ironmongery; window and door security standards, and what to specify; glass specifications, and their impact on security, thermal performance and acoustics; the infinite ‘cradle to grave’ lifecycle potential of aluminium as a sustainable building material, and; the performance values and standards required for modern buildings.

Metal Technology Ltd is one of the UK and Ireland's leading architectural aluminium systems companies. Specialising in the innovative design and distribution of fenestration systems, Metal Technology offers architects glazing solutions for modern window, door and curtain walling construction.

Metal Technology is now one of the leading designers and suppliers of bespoke architectural aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems with annual installations exceeding £90m. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmentally accredited and is an approved CWCT training centre. The company's success has been built upon a core focus and investment in support, product development and reducing its environmental impact.

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