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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). Chartered members are required to undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, including at least two hours of CPD from each of the ten key 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, do click on the link and check.
Green Roof Technology
Online Learning, by MOY
Green roofs can present the unwary architect with variety of design challenges. This presentation provides a ‘logic chain’ that can be applied to the design process, explains the technology available, and helps the specifier avoid common pitfalls through inexperience.

MOY is a leading supplier of high-performance rooftop waterproofing systems. MOY’s systems are certified by BBA, IAB and FM Global. With bases in the UK, Ireland and Germany, its innovative, long-lasting rooftop and podium deck waterproofing solutions and unparalleled technical support have earned it a raft of high-profile clients around the globe, and a place at the forefront of this dynamic and competitive industry.
Procuring Sustainable Timber
Online Learning, by Swedish Wood
Dave Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation, explores everything one might need to know about procuring sustainable timber, including certification, chain of custody, legal obligations and government requirements.

Swedish Wood is the promotional arm of the Swedish Forest Industries Association. Sweden has a long tradition of building with wood and a highly developed wood science. Wood Campus is a free resource to any individual looking for CPD and other timber related learning resources.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Bio LPG: Renewable Off-Grid Gas
Seminar, by Calor Gas Ltd
How to specify BioLPG and when to use it as an alternative, off-grid energy solution for heating and hot water. Chemically identical to conventional LPG, but created from renewable, ethically sourced feedstocks, BioLPG is a greener alternative to traditional off-grid fuels. The fact that it is a drop-in, renewable fuel, avoids the need for businesses currently using LPG to invest in new equipment or appliances. This seminar covers: what BioLPG is and its benefits, key legislation and government incentives affecting choice of off-grid fuel, off-grid energy solutions using BioLPG, and site requirements and specification.

Founded in 1935, Calor offers all the benefits of mains gas to businesses and homeowners where mains gas is not available. It is one of the UK's leading suppliers of LPG. Calor combines more than eight decades of specialist expertise with an impressive customer support infrastructure to operate the only nationwide LPG distribution network. This includes one of the UK’s largest LPG storage facilities and 16 strategically positioned bulk distribution depots, supplying 11,000 cylinder stockists. Wherever in the UK customers are based, security of supply is assured.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Sustainability and Solar PV: Pitched Roofing Specification
Online Learning, by Marley Ltd
An overview of solar panels and their benefits. Includes advice on: the differences between various solar panel systems for roofing applications; the features, benefits and performance of solar panel systems; specifying solar panels and how to add them to projects; and, detailing and installation.

Marley is at the forefront of the roofing industry, with over 100 years’ roofing expertise and heritage. A UK manufacturer, Marley offers all roofing system elements, including clay and concrete tiles, shingles, shakes, solar, roofing accessories and BS 5534-compliant JB Red Battens. Its complete pitched roofing solution comes with an unrivalled 15-year guarantee, offering complete peace of mind.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A