Masterclass for Dwellings: Compliance, Sustainability and Part L

20/03/2013 09:00
20/03/2013 17:00


The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN


20th March 2013, 9am-5pm


Members - £69.00
Non-Members - £99.00

Discounted rate for GHA members: £84
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Event Description

This very popular one day seminar is run by Mark Saich, whose extensive experience both as a Building Control officer and director of Green Building Solutions brings expert insight into the subject of designing high performing, healthy houses that will be future proofed against climate change. The emphasis throughout the seminar will be on down-to-earth advice to use in practice.

This seminar takes a critical exploration through Part L, SAP and associated guidance to look at what is required to achieve compliance with the building regulations and The Code for Sustainable Homes (ENE1 and 2), highlighting solutions and pitfalls through worked examples/case studies.

For the 2013 revisions to Part L there are proposals to reduce predicted emissions through higher performance targets regarding CO2 emissions (TER) and through use of the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard (FEES) and by closing the “performance gap” for new buildings and by stimulating improvements to existing buildings through “consequential improvements”, tougher U values and links to the Green Deal. Mark will be exploring the proposed changes and what it means for both new build and retrofit projects.

Throughout the day, Mark will emphasise the sustainable aspects of the Regulations and standards so that delegates leave with a full understanding of how to design and build low energy, healthy, fully compliant homes fit for the 21st century. Mark will also question whether the current tools and guidance can truly deliver energy efficient and healthy homes.

What do the delegates say about previous seminars?
"Really good pace and well presented, kept our attention all day!"
"Exactly the right balance of technical content and clear presentation"
"Really excellent & seamless, expansive knowledge”


09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 Introduction
09.45 Legal Requirements
10.15 SAP, TER, DER, FEES, CfSH & PHPP etc
11.00 Break
11.20 Thermal Elements, Windows, Thermal Bridging etc
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Fixed Building Services (Heating, lighting and ventilation)
14.00 Demonstrating compliance at completion
14.30 Break
14.50 Work on Existing Dwellings (AD L1B) (conversions, extensions and renovations)
16.30 Summary and close

Programme is indicative only. The themes will be explored and questioned throughout the day through case studies/examples and discussion. SAP and Part L changes are subject to consultation at the moment - the proposals will also be covered during the day.

About The Speaker
Mark Saich is a sustainability consultant and trainer. He regularly speaks at RICS, RIBA and Green Register events on a range of issues including Part L and sustainable construction. In 2006 was part of the team training building control professionals the then new part L on behalf of the DCLG. Mark's background is in local authority and private sector building control and environmental health (private sector housing). Having gained BSc Hons in Environmental Science and Post Grad Diploma in Architecture (advanced environmental and energy studies) he set up and continues to run his own consultancy practice providing technical support on low energy projects.

About the Organiser

The Green Register

The Green Register of Construction Professionals aims to raise awareness of sustainable building issues across all sectors of the construction industry, provide a pre-selected list of construction professionals for potential clients, deliver a wide range of training events and provide national, regional and local fora for networking between professionals. The network provides a vital link between professionals and their clients ranging from homeowners through to businesses and social housing providers.

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