Ecological Building Systems
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Ecological Building Systems is to return to The Building Centre in London on Thursday 18th October to host a full day air tightness seminar in partnership with intelligent membrane specialist, pro clima, and the BBA. Featuring an array of guest speakers, including Simon Corbey, associate director at The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), the seminar follows a successful CLT Masterclass held by the specialist supplier of sustainable building products at The Building Centre last year.
You probably can’t remember a time when you weren’t mad busy and, while it’s great to have so much going on, the pace of working in the construction sector can make it difficult to step back and invest time in professional development. If you’re an architect, continuing professional development is embedded in your role to stay up-to-speed with the latest building materials, construction techniques and architectural best practice. Unlike a whole-day seminar, a brief talk or online CPD does not provide the same opportunities to invest in learning or fully engage with peers and experts
We are thrilled to announce sustainable design expert and TV presenter, Charlie Luxton, as the guest speaker for the Swindon event on our upcoming Perfect Airtight Seal Seminar Tour 2018. Taking place at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, the Swindon seminar will kick-start the five-location tour on Tuesday 16th October, bringing together architects, specifiers and construction professionals for a full day's programme of presentations, technical talks and practical demonstrations.
To celebrate BBA approval of its pro clima Intello Plus Intelligent Airtight Membrane, Ecological Building Systems and pro clima have announced an airtightness seminar tour that will bring airtightness insights to five locations around the UK.
Ecological Building Systems discuss the transformation of a derelict cottage with damp & thermal performance issues into a desirable holiday retreat.
Arising from the recast European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2010/30/EU, from the 1st of January 2020 every new building has to be designed to nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standards. A more onerous timeline is required for all buildings acquired by public bodies where compliance with nZEB is required by 31st of December 2018. This means that any building completed after 31st December 2020 must achieve the nZEB standard irrespective of when they were started. Therefore, a certificate of compliance with Building Regulations cannot be signed off and the building cannot be occupied until the nZEB standard is met.
High heating costs and the desire for a comfortable living environment are leading to a growing number of homeowners carrying out thermal insulation measures at their own homes. To ensure that heating is not a luxury, the right insulation material is essential. Natural Insulations have proven to be an excellent solution. By installing an additional 200mm of insulation there is a resultant annual energy saving of almost €300, with a payback in fewer than 4 years.