Sustainable building pioneers The Green Register are teaming up with Zero Carbon Hub and Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) to present a new half-day seminar exploring the Performance Gap, at subsidised rates.
Stories From Site: Reducing the Performance Gap in Reality will take place on March 31st 2015, 14:00-18:00 at PTE, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX. Drinks and an opportunity for networking will follow the session.
Director of The Green Register, Lucy Pedler, said:
“The Green Register is delighted to be partnering with Pollard Thomas Edwards architects and the Zero Carbon Hub for this event which will shine a spotlight on some of the key areas where we routinely fail to meet design targets on site and will offer practical, achievable solutions.”
Presented by Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable design at PTE, 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 its official launch in May, Tom 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.
Tom Dollard, who was voted one of Building Magazine’s rising stars in sustainability, and a rising star by the UKGBC, said:
“It will be an interactive session, which will directly deal with common site installation issues. I am particularly keen to make sure we have as many SME builders there as possible, as this guide is for them.”