Sustainable Architecture: Retrofitting for climate change adaptation

Sustainable Architecture: Retrofitting for climate change adaptation

Sustainable Architecture: Retrofitting for climate change adaptation

Taking as its starting point the impact of the Welsh Government’s sustainable development remit on the design and construction sectors in Wales, the seminar sets out the principles of mitigation and adaptation to climate change. In particular, we apply the established techniques of low carbon design and energy efficiency to retrofit projects.

We also ask some difficult questions – have practitioners and researchers necessarily come to the right conclusions about mitigation and adaptation? Have the long-term impacts of some mitigation measures been accurately assessed?

With an up- up-to-date case study of a complex retrofit project, we invite delegates to help us answer these questions.

Speakers include: Dr. Eleni Ampatzi, Lecturer (WSA); Simon Lannon and Jo Patterson (SOLCER); Mark Grace (WSP); Andrew Sutton (BRE)

Who should take the course?

This course is designed for architects and other built environment professionals

Course delivery details

You can access this course online. There is one unique enrolment process to access all six Sustainable Architecture courses. The Sustainable Architecture course suite includes:

*Study of these 2 subjects, complemented with assessment, contributes to achievement of 1-credit qualification at CQFW Level 5.

The online content includes the recordings of presentations that have been delivered during half-day sessions at venues across Wales. These presentations have been completed with Q&A from the sessions, further reading and an opportunity for online discussion on the subject.

These courses have been designed by the Welsh School of Architecture and delivered in partnership with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.


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Course dates

This course is available online


In order to attend the course free of charge you must fit the eligibility criteria:

  • Live or work in one of Wales’ Convergence Areas
  • Be employed or self employed
  • Work in the built environment sector or allied services
  • NOT work for a Public Sector organisation

In order to ensure the eligibility of delegates, you will be asked to complete a Participant Form and supplementary information to evidence eligibility.

How to book

Please download and complete the Enrollment form.

If you have any queries, please email: Angela Ruiz Del Portal at


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