Bite-Size session: Bridging the Gap - A critical look at why design targets are so often missed

11/05/2015 17:00
11/05/2015 19:00


The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol BS1 4EF


May 11th 2015, 5pm-7pm


Members: £19.00
Non-Members: £35.00

Event Description

Our popular Bite-Size training sessions continue in Bristol this summer, with a session on bridging the gap between design targets and performance from The Green Register's Lucy Pedler...

Many construction professionals understand that, even with the best intentions, sustainable design targets are often not achieved in practice. What is not so well understood is quite how large this performance gap can be – sometimes the targets are missed by 150% - and why this happens. Is it due to design flaws, poor construction techniques, ineffective building operation or occupancy habits…or a combination?

This bite size session is an abridged version of The Green Register's ever popular one day seminar, Buildings Behaving Badly.

Three issues central to solving this conundrum will be addressed:

  • Where are the biggest gaps between design and actual performance?
  • What are the main reasons why we continue to miss our targets despite an ever-increasing understanding of the issues?
  • What are the best tools for post occupancy monitoring?

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
Lucy Pedler is an architect with 30 years of professional experience in the UK and USA and has particular expertise in the sustainable issues relevant to architecture. Lucy worked as a Product Specialist at Construction Resources, the UK’s first Ecological Building Centre, for five years. In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco. In addition to sustainable design, the practice also acts as consultants to architectural practices and other organisations. Lucy created The Green Register in 2000 as part of her lifelong commitment to the promotion of sustainable building. Lucy makes regular presentations to architects and other organisations as part of The Green Register team.

More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer a brand 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.

All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 5pm-7pm

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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