Bite Size Session - LEED In the United Kingdom

06/11/2013 17:00
06/11/2013 19:00


PTEa, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX


6th Novermber 2013, 5pm-7pm


Members - £19.00
Non-Members - £35.00

Event Description

Within the UK, BREEAM has become a common element of planning policy and has enabled the development of useful sustainability benchmarks for commercial buildings. Despite this, many clients with an international presence are now investigating the US Green Building Council's equivalent, LEED, as this in many cases forms a part of their corporate social responsibility strategy and allows all their buildings worldwide to be assessed under the same methodology.

Within this session, Cyril Knabe-Nicol of Eight Associates will demonstrate how both existing and refurbished buildings can undertake LEED for Commercial Interiors certification, identifying the key elements, the pitfalls and the challenges to implement such an assessment in the UK and in Europe. We will also discuss the core similarities and differences between LEED and BREEAM.

What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?

  • "The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
  • "Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
  • "Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
  • "Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"

About the speaker
Cyril Knabe-Nicol has experience in the certification of international LEED projects, and has worked extensively on the design and assessment of large, low energy developments in the UK and abroad. In his role at Eight Associates Cyril is a LEED Green Associate, a Certified European Passivhaus Designer and a Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor, as well as specialising in the development and implementation of complex energy strategies.

More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions, held in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, offer a new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

Other topics in the series include Airtightness: how to achieve best practice application - 25 September 2013

All sessions take place at PTEa's canalside offices in Islington and start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.

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. For further information on joining, please contact us using the details above.

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