Sustainability & Heritage Autumn Event

POSTPONED!

 
How can older buildings continue to make a positive contribution to the sustainability of the built environment? The response to this topic at the recent STBA-SPAB Conference has encouraged us to provide further opportunities to look into this subject more deeply. See the discussion so far in the Conference Review.

 

In advance of the main debate - that was due to be held in November - we shall be holding a members' workshop to define the debate focus of this vast topic. This will narrow down the issues to be discussed to enable practical progress for the sustainability of older buildings.
 

STBA Members' Workshop -

Heritage, Environment & Industry: 

Common Ground and Conflicts‬ 


 
The members' workshop - STBA ‪Heritage, Environment & Industry: Common Ground and Conflicts‬ - will take place in London towards the end of the year and will include a festive drink or two. 

 

Further information coming soon.

 

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Click here for more information about the STBA-SPAB Conference held in June - including a review and the presentations that are available to download. 

 







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Forthcoming Events and Training by Others


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STBA at Building Conservation Summer School,

RICS & SPAB, 10-14 September 2017, Cirencester 

 

The STBA is exhibiting at the RICS-SPAB 2017 Building Conservation Summer School. Our Director, Nigel Griffiths will also be speaking at 1.30 on 14th September. If you are attending, please say hi.


This event, by the RICS Building Conservation Forum in conjunction with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), is designed to provide surveyors with an understanding of building conservation and surveying techniques for historic and listed properties. It will also give insight into the building physics of all solid-wall buildings - useful information for all those involved with vast majority of older buildings that aren't earmarked as 'heritage'.


Choose from the full 5-day event or just the Building Conservation in Practice one-day event (14th September)

 

More on the RICS website and Marianne Suhr's article in the RICS Building Conservation Journal (page 30).

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Embodied Carbon: To Rebuild or To Retrofit?

- ASBP & Fit for the Future members' event 
22nd September, London


Some old buildings aren't worth retrofit! The STBA has been highlighting the importance of correctly assessing buildings - before, during and after any energy efficiency measures are carried out. Some old buildings, without cultural or heritage value, could be more sustainable by being left as they are or replaced with a modern one. This event looks at the issue of embodied carbon and 'what cost energy efficiency' in terms of overall carbon.

 

The RNLI have been conducting a trial at two almost identical lifeboat stations in the UK. Their aim has to been to find out whether retrofitting these buildings is the most efficient and economical way of keeping down the amount of carbon involved in this legacy stock – taking into account the embodied carbon of the building. Or would rebuilding the entire lifeboat station to a more energy efficient standard be the better carbon solution?


There will also be presentations from STBA expert, Harry Paticas (Arboreal Architecture) and case studies from other Fit for the Future members.

 

This is a free event for members of Fit for the Future and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP).

 

 

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CIOB Building Conservation Course 2017

 

This new CIOB Academy 2-day building conservation course, ‘Understanding Building Conservation’, is led by John Edwards of Edwards Hart consultancy. The course is based around the ICOMOS training and education guidelines and is delivered in the context of the latest British Standard BS 7913: 2013: Guide to the Conservation of Historic Buildings and include sustainability and energy efficiency.

 

The course enables delegates to apply for recognition of your skills and experience in the forthcoming CIOB Building Conservation Certification Scheme in 2017.

 

Dates for 2017: 

  • 19-20 September

  • 14-15 November

 

Further information on the CIOB Academy website

 

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Eco-Connect - International Refurbishment Symposium  & AECB Conference 

15th September, London


The International Refurbishment Symposium, has confirmed its co-location with the Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB) National Conference.

The events are collectively known as Eco Connect London, and will take place at the impressive headquarters of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London.
  • The theme of the International Refurbishment Symposium is 'Refurbishment, resilience and sustainability: rethinking assumptions and systems in a time of change'. 
  • The theme for the AECB National event is 'Fixing the housing market by delivering better homes for customers and the planet'. 

 

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ASBP's Natural Fibre Insulation CPD Series

London

We learned from exhibitiors and speakers at the 2017 STBA-SPAB Conference that natural fibre insulation has many advantages for use in solid-wall buildings. The ASBP are now offering a series of CPDs explaining the benefits with technical information and case studies.
These events will be run from 17.00 to 19.00 at The Foundry, Baldwin Terrace, London N1 7RU. Places are limited, booking essential.
Dates for the London Autumn series:
  • 19th September
  • 26th October
  • 23rd November
Discounts (Partners rate) for STBA members.

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CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018
12-13 April 2018, London


The 2018 CIBSE Technical Symposium takes place on 12 & 13 April at London South Bank University and is entitled Stretching the Envelope (Techniques, applications and technologies for healthy and productive environments).
 
CIBSE is currently calling for papers and case studies - abstracts to be submitted by 11 September 2017.


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UK Passivhaus Conference

24th October, London


Although generally regarded as the ultra low-energy standard for newbuild, much has been learned from the Passivhaus principles by those involved with retrofit. Our two architect exhibitors at the 2017 STBA-SPAB Conference are both Passivhaus trained and have achieved 'deep retrofit' of heritage buildings. Click on the links below for more information.


Prewett Bizley Architects - Retrofit projects

- Arboreal Architecture - Clapham retrofit


Discounts for STBA members for the 2017 Passivhaus Conference - plus earlybird rates until 15th September. Book here

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Moisture and Breathability – ASBP and The Green Register event, 9th November, Bristol


Buildings should be considered not as standalone discrete entities, but as part of a system in constant and dynamic interaction with people and the environment. This interconnectedness means benefits, problems, solutions and consequences cannot be effectively addressed in isolation.


With energy efficiency as the main driver for retrofit, the case for delivering effective moisture control becomes ever more paramount. This must be alongside good detailing, quality installation, consideration of product impacts and an effective ventilation strategy.


Presentations include the SPAB Building performance survey, Bristol City Council's Responsible Retrofit programme, ventilation, natural fibre insulation.


Cost: ASBP, The Green Register, STBA and SPAB members – £65; 

Non-Members – £99


£10 off early bird rate until 10th September 2017.  

Special offer – book 3 places for the price of 2.

 

Book now via The Green Register.


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RICS Conservation and Restoration Courses


RICS have a dedicated page to Conservation and Restoration News, including their courses and seminars.


Click here:

www.rics.org/uk/tag/conservation-restoration/


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SPAB 2017 Courses Coming Up

 

SPAB courses  - click here

http://www.spab.org.uk/spab-events-awards/events/



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