RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable developments

The materials featured below describe both developments in new sustainable technologies and ways of developing buildings in line with best practice sustainability principles. Most seminars are now available online but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Seminar, by Aqua Libra Co
Practical guidance on innovative drinking water designs that positively affect sustainability, wellbeing and the circular economy. Includes advice on: how to reduce/eliminate single-use plastic; how to reduce energy consumption, water miles, and clients’ carbon footprint; how instant dispense water systems can contribute towards sustainability accreditations; the differences between water filtration and water purification and their impact on water safety and taste; how COVID has resulted in technological advancements; and finally (and most importantly), how to specify the correct solution for any given situation, including space and services requirements.

Aqua Libra’s mission is to reduce single-use plastic and support the principles of a circular economy. Aqua Libra claims that its own patented systems are 50% more efficient than others. Its products are designed and manufactured to offer sustainable hydration solutions and to minimise human impact on the environment. Offering the best taste and unrivalled performance, Aqua Libra systems use purified water in the boiler, which increases water quality, eliminates limescale and cuts faults and breakdowns by 90%. Boiling, chilled, sparkling or ambient, Aqua Libra drinking water is pure, clean and refreshing.
Article, by Zip Water
As the damage to our planet becomes clearer, sustainability needs to be at the forefront of future architectural and interior design. Sadly, sustainability and high-end design don’t always go hand in hand, resulting in fewer sustainable solutions being specified. This article discusses thoughtful, sustainable design, with a focus on drinking water.

Zip Water creates some of the world's most advanced drinking water solutions. As a market leader, it offers the very latest technology and cutting-edge innovation. With workplace hygiene an obvious and major consideration its range of touch-free drinking water solutions includes mains-fed dispensers (ideal for reception and office areas), countertop and on-wall boiling models. Zip also offers a selection of hot water solutions for different applications. All Zip high-performing product ranges are designed with longevity in mind, using only the highest quality, most robust products, tested to rigorous manufacturing standards.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
Looks at design options for specifying sustainable drainage systems, including: the types of systems available; relevant design guidance documentation and where to look for detailed and specific design guidance; and, how to identify which system best suits local drainage conditions.

With over 100 years’ experience and over 60,000 employees in more than 50 countries, CEMEX is one of the world’s leading suppliers of building materials. In the UK, it is a leading supplier of ready-mixed concrete, mortar, screed, aggregates, asphalt and cement. It has a significant share of the roof tile and concrete block markets, and is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry. It also offers surfacing solutions.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
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