Bite-Size Session: Solar Thermal or PhotoVoltaics?

24/09/2015 17:00
24/09/2015 19:00


Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTEa), Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London N1 8JX


September 24th 2015, 5pm-7pm


Members: £19.00
Non-Members: £35.00

Event Description

Solar thermal or PhotoVoltaics? Both these technologies use the sun’s energy to provide a source of sustainable power, are easy to retrofit (either as part of a sustainable refurbishment or to install in new buildings), and provide an income for the building occupiers.

In this session Cath Hassell of ech2o covers the main types of solar thermal and PV systems on the market and considers design, installation and maintenance issues to ensure that architects can specify the most efficient solution for any situation and that the systems perform at their optimum.

It also looks at Government support from the Green Deal, Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in Tariff to demonstrate payback periods.

About the speaker
Cath Hassell is an expert in sustainable water strategies and low and zero carbon technologies formed from a background of 17 years experience in the conventional plumbing industry and 14 years in environmental building. From 1998 - 2004 she worked at Construction Resources, designing and implementing sustainable water and low carbon solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial sites.

She was a founder member of the UKRHA, a director of the AECB (the Sustainable Building Association) for 7 years and is now on the board of SWIG (The Sustainable Water Industries Group). She has been a core trainer for the Green Register since its inception in 2000, and regularly delivers workshops to construction professionals, and school pupils.

She set up ech2o consultants ltd in 2004. The company works with local authorities, water companies, developers, housing associations, schools, architects and engineers, at both a strategic and individual site level, to successfully incorporate sustainable water and low carbon solutions into the built environment.

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"

More about Bite Size sessions
The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, 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 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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