Sustainable architecture: The sustainability Jigsaw and how it affects you

Sustainable architecture: The sustainability Jigsaw and how it affects you

Sustainable architecture: The sustainability Jigsaw and how it affects you

This is an informative and interactive session which will help you to understand, manage and prioritise the legislative and regulatory requirements for various types of projects. You will gain an understanding of the Sustainable Development remit of the Welsh government and its impact on the design and construction sectors.

The course includes a report on the outcomes of BRE’s Integrated Design research project on Designing Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (working towards the 2020 Near Zero Energy Buildings Directive).

Speakers include: Dr. Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster (WSA); 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 the achievement of a 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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