Forthcoming Events


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Deep-retrofit vs Grid Decarbonisation

23 October 2019, Caerphilly Castle, Wales

 

STBA EVENT hosted by CADW

 

Reducing carbon emissions from buildings is essential in the light of international commitments – but what are the most effective ways of achieving this at macro scale? Our event will discuss the pros and cons of achieving carbon savings through large-scale, deep-retrofit of buildings and compare this with the cost and environmental impact of grid decarbonisation.

 

This half-day workshop is kindly hosted by Cadw at Caerphilly Castle on 23 October from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The event will include speakers on the environmental impacts of carbon-reduction measures and we will also hear from experts on the supply side options. In contributory sessions, we will discuss the options and attempt to uncover where the balance lies between these two complementary approaches.

 

 

STBA Affiliate & Patron Members and employees of Welsh Government: £20+VAT


STBA Supporting Organisations and Event Partners: £40+VAT


Other Guests: £60+VAT

 

Time & Venue: 10.30 to 15.30 on 23rd October 2019 at Caerphilly Castle, CF83 1JD

 

 

Booking via Eventbrite 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities available - email debbie@stbauk.org

 

 

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Meet the Future, what will retrofit look like in 2020? - 28 November 2019, Bristol

 

We are pleased to partner with The Green Register for their HOT TOPIC 2019 conference on 28 November 2019, Bristol.

 

Entitled Meet the Future, what will retrofit look like in 2020? This 1-day event features a day of talks and case studies celebrating retrofit and asking what the future holds when looking at upgrading our existing building stock.

 

Following the STBA’s work on EPCs & The Whole House Approach our Nigel Griffiths will question whether we are achieving energy efficient, healthy homes by using target EPCs and a hodge-podge of retrofit measures. He will talk about the value of accurate pre-retrofit assessments of buildings and explain the importance of the whole-house approach.

 

Members’ rate for STBA Affiliate and Patron members plus Early Bird rate until 15 September 2019 (on all tickets).

 

More details and bookings . . . .

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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others


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Traditional Building Retrofit: Case Studies - Green Register event with STBA's Nick Heath

 

Due to popular demand, this new half-day seminar has been designed as a follow up to Nick Heath's "Retrofitting Traditional Buildings" course.  Nick presents a range of case study projects involving traditional and historic buildings, illustrating the key principles and details required for a holistic, whole-building approach to retrofit.


Case studies include a range of project types including domestic and non-domestic, urban and rural, and listed and unlisted buildings, conversions and deep- to medium-level performance targets. Both completed and uncompleted projects are presented, together with pre-retrofit performance analysis, hygrothermal simulations, detailed architectural drawings and post-occupancy monitoring where available to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Most projects represent good practice, but there are also examples of poor practice to demonstrate the wide range of unintended consequences that can occur without a robust approach.


Upcoming dates and venues:

  • 25 September 2019, Bristol

  • 13 November, London

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Retrofitting Traditional Buildings - 

1-day training events - led by STBA's Nick Heath


These one-day technical training events are run by STBA Supporting Organisation, The Green Register, and led by STBA Technical Director, Nicholas Heath. Nick covers current issues, solutions and emerging best practice in how to achieve ‘responsible retrofit’ – sustainable, low-energy traditional buildings with retained character, minimal risk to buildings and occupants and real benefits for all.

 

Principles including moisture movement, thermal bridging, building and insulation materials, energy assessments, planning and finance are complemented by practical solutions for domestic buildings, with a focus on solid walls, windows and ventilation as part of a whole-building approach.

 

Upcoming date(s):

  • 2 October 2019, London
  • 11 December 2019, Manchester
  • 11 March 2020, Bristol
  • 9 June 2020, Glasgow

For more information, see the Green Register website.

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Energy Efficiency Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings - ESC two-day courses


This two-day course is run by the Environment Study Centre in conjunction with CITB National Construction College. The course is led by one of the STBA Panel of Experts, John Edwards, and for 2019, the course material has been extensively reviewed and improved to take account of PAS 2035 as well as latest developments and research. Upon successful completion participants will be awarded the SQA Level 3 Award for Energy Efficiency for Older & Traditional Buildings (QCF).


Dates & Venues:

  • 2-3 September 2019, London
  • 19-20 November 2019, Edinburgh
  • 25-26 November 2019, Manchester
  • 9-10 December 2019, Cardiff
  • Belfast TBC

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Driving up Quality in Domestic Retrofit
Green Register bite-size events


Peter Rickaby presents an update on the Each Home Counts review and PAS 2035.


Bite-size talks from 17.00 to 19.00:

  • 19 September, London

  • 17 October, Manchester

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CIOB - Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings

A1-day course, led by John Edwards, covering the pertinent issues concerning historic and traditional buildings, and best practice for build quality strategies and processes. 

Upcoming date in London: 31 Oct 2019


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Roof, Walls and Floors: Best Practice Refurbishment solutions for residential projects


A half-day seminar from Green Register & Ecological Building Systems. The speakers will set out the problems with inappropriate interventions, followed by a series of solutions based on the in depth experience gained over decades of work in this field. Delegates will learn about the various options available for refurbishing lofts, floors and ‘difficult to treat’ solid stone and brick walls using natural insulations and products that are compatible, durable and relevant to our climate in the UK.


Dates & Venues:

  • 7 November 2019 - Groundwork - The Eco Centre, Newcastle

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CIOB - Understanding Building Conservation


A 2-day course led by John Edwards. In accordance with the ICOMOS (International Council On Monuments and Sites) Training and Education Guideline and the latest British Standard on conservation of historic buildings (BS 7913: 2013) the course will introduce the philosophy behind conservation before going into detail regarding the technical analysis of buildings, ensembles and sites, diagnosing issues, identifying the best building conservation solutions, working with the various  stakeholders, and ultimately providing advice regarding best practice.
  • 25-26 September 2019, London
  • 8-9 October 2019, Belfast
  • 5-6 November 2019, Belfast


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ESC Seminars on PAS 2035 

Retrofitting Homes for Energy Efficiency

ESC seminars, presented by John Edwards, focusing on the new UK specification for the retrofitting of dwellings. The seminars will detail mandatory requirements to comply, who needs to comply with it, how to implement it, competencies & training requirements and include work examples.

 

John Edwards will be joined by STBA Heritage Chair, John Preston, at the Nottingham event in July.

 

2019 Roadshow dates & venues:

  • London TBC
  • Swansea TBC
  • Manchester 22 October 2019
  • Glasgow 23 October 2019

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Just How Much Carbon Are Your Buildings Responsible For? ASBP/Green Register event - 24 October 2019, Bristol


 

Topics include: updated tools and databases that you can use to reduce the embodied and whole life carbon in your buildings, the latest policy developments & guidance as well as embodied carbon research findings from Historic England.

 

Discount for STBA members: £80 

 




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