RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable architecture

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Sustainable architecture’, which covers the legal and regulatory basis (including primary and secondary legislation) and principles of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It also covers low carbon and low energy design, over the lifecycle of a building, with effective client briefing and management.
Seminar, by Optigreen Ltd
There are many advantages to the combination of green roofs and photovoltaics, often referred to as biosolar roofs. This presentation covers the principles and practicalities involved, as well as the benefits that biosolar roofs provide.

Optigreen is one of the leading supply companies in the green roof industry, with 50 years’ experience. With a comprehensive range of high-quality products and solutions, alongside project-specific technical advice, Optigreen is able to support clients throughout the consultation, planning, execution and maintenance phases of their green roof projects.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Tata Steel
A look at photo voltaic (PV) and transpired solar collectors (TSC) and how to successfully integrate them into the building envelope. Also briefly touches on ground source heat pumps, their effect on Part L compliance and their impact on other technologies.

Tata Steel provides a comprehensive range of products and techniques to create value for the construction industry and support sustainable development. The company works closely with its customers to deliver solutions aimed at improving cost-effectiveness and speed of construction, increasing the functionality and performance of buildings and infrastructure.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Barrisol
Specify stretch ceiling and wall systems in confidence. This seminar uses a range of project applications to guide and inspire. It covers the technical details, how component parts can be incorporated into services and hidden, and how systems can improve acoustic performance.

Barrisol's unique solutions for wall and ceiling surfaces are available with lighting effects, acoustic treatments, 3D forms, printed designs, reflective mirror, HVAC integration and non-combustible A2-s1-d0 (GTS) properties. With over fifty awards to its name, Barrisol offers a complete range of more than twenty systems and products for every design professional.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Outlines the key considerations when designing green or blue roofs, as well as highlighting innovative alternative solutions and relevant regulations and standards.

Alumasc Roofing is a leading provider of exceptional products and solutions for new build and refurbishment projects. Its product portfolio includes a premium range of reinforced polymer modified bituminous waterproofing membranes, single-ply membranes, hot-melt structural waterproofing, cold applied liquid coatings, green roof solutions, stormwater management and accessories.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Selectaglaze Ltd
An overview of how and where secondary glazing can be used to provide thermal enhancements, acoustic insulation and added security to primary windows. Topics discussed include: specification for listed buildings, the functions and benefits of secondary glazing, suitability, design considerations, sustainability and the economic arguments.

Founded in 1966 and a royal warrant holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the acknowledged specialist and a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems. From its manufacturing base in St Albans, its policy of continuous product development means that it now offers a broad range of units for the widest variety of applications.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
A practical guide to solar shading systems that includes information on Building Regulations compliance (especially Parts B and L), solar heat gain calculations, and how solar shading can affect solar heat gain to reduce building energy costs.

Dales Fabrications designs and manufactures a range of aluminium solar shading systems, fascia soffits and gutters, as well as downpipes, wall copings, brise soleil and rainscreen cladding systems. Systems are generally manufactured by integrating standard components into bespoke designs to suit each individual project.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
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