Stories From Site: Reducing the Performance Gap in Reality

31/03/2015 14:00
31/03/2015 18:00


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


March 31st 2015, 2pm-6pm


Members £35
Non-Members £60

This half day session is being subsidised by PTE and Zero Carbon Hub, and so is being offered at discounted rates:
Subsidised cost - £35 for TGR members, £60 for non-members (was £59, and £85).

Event Description

The Green Register, in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards and Zero Carbon Hub present:- “Stories from site - reducing the performance gap in reality”

About the seminar
This session will focus on new build housing, part L and the performance gap from concept design through to site detailing. Delegates will tackle issues of thermal bridging, thermal bypass and airtightness and engage with how this is delivered on site. The session will highlight the performance gap and look at various practical solutions for architects and builders.

Ahead of the official launch in May, Tom Dollard will introduce the Zero Carbon Hub “builders book” - a guide for trades, site management and site inspectors to ensure the delivery of energy efficient new homes. The guide aims to improve trade’s workmanship and designers understanding of site issues in order to reduce the gap between design and construction.

About the speaker: Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards
In his role as Head of Sustainable Design, Tom works across the practice and industry to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design. Tom has wide experience as an Architect across all sectors but has specialised in low energy schools, housing and masterplanning. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM and code assessor and brings this expertise into his work to ensure low energy buildings that perform as designed. His recent work for the Zero Carbon hub included leading the site review process for the performance gap project across 21 sites around the UK. He is currently writing the Zero Carbon Hub “builders book” to address workmanship on site and delivery of energy efficient homes. He is Vice Chair of the Zero Carbon Hub’s Ventilation and Indoor air quality committee.

In 2013 he was voted one of Building Magazine’s rising stars in sustainability, and a rising star by the UKGBC. He is on the steering group for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and has been instrumental in setting up their Bitesize Training sessions.

This half day session is being subsidised by PTE and Zero Carbon Hub, and so is being offered at discounted rates:- Subsidised cost - £35 for TGR members, £60 for non-members (was £59, and £85).

What have our delegates said about Green Register seminars?

    “A great combination of information from basics to detailed application! A very useful overview and introduction”
    “Excellent introduction to very interesting materials”
    “A great understanding and awareness of materials, with its applications and advantages”

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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