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 de... (read more)
Sustainable Architecture: Refurbishment and performance of pre-1919 buildings
The seminar sets the scene with a review of current and proposed legislative frameworks and their use in practice in Wales and further explores Cadw’s conservation principles, policies and guidance affecting the refurbishment of pre-1919 buildings. With an emphasis on practice in Wales, the c... (read more)
Sustainability Architecture: Passivhaus and other systems
This seminar sets the scene by outlining the technical features of sustainable construction methods and systems, then explores the Passivhaus approach, setting it in the wider context of sustainable design and construction in the UK. We explore the core focus of the ‘Passivhaus standard’ - ... (read more)
What sustainability can do for your business
Are you interested in finding out more about sustainability in the built environment?
BEST is piloting a free online short course to help you understand the factors important to sustainability, what they can mean to your business, and how considering the issues can lead to increased professi... (read more)
Sustainable Architecture: The place of home, community and people
The seminar is set against the backdrop of the Future Generations (Wales) Bill in which the Welsh Government enshrines its vision of a low-carbon society that promotes equality, culture and heritage, through attractive, viable and cohesive communities. We begin by setting out the principles o... (read more)
Low Carbon Leadership
Why choose this course?
The course will enable you to understand the value of low carbon buildings and to implement strategies to reduce energy consumption. You will be learning and gaining confidence with specific aspects like: energy sustainability ratings, benchmarking carbon performance, u... (read more)
Integrated Catchment Management
Eligible professionals working in the built environment in Wales have the opportunity to attend free training in managing natural resources using Integrated Catchment Management (ICM).
Why should you attend?
The course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the design, planning ... (read more)
Air Tightness and Effective Moisture Management
Since 2006 national targets for CO2 reduction in new buildings have increased by around 50%.
Do you know enough about the role air tightness testing plays in the construction sector?
Do you need advice on the best way to meet ever-increasing air tightness standards?
Designing and const... (read more)
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... (read more)
Water Efficiency Training
Delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and Cath Hassell (ech20 Consultancy) this one-day course on Designing and Delivering a Water Efficiency Strategy focuses on cost effective solutions for reducing your business’ water bills and environmental impact.
About the course
Th... (read more)
BIM for Facilities Management
The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for around half of the UK’s CO2 emissions. It is therefore no surprise that the Construction sector has of late come under heightened scrutiny.
The way in which we operate and maintain our buildings has never been more important; c... (read more)
Planning for community and neighbourhood-scale renewable energy
Eligible professionals working in the built environment in Wales have the opportunity to attend free training in Community-owned renewable energy schemes.
Why should you attend?
The course will provide you with an understanding of the requirements, issues and opportunities around community-sc... (read more)
Green (Living) Roofs and Façades
Think that living roofs and façades look great and are probably environmentally friendly, but don’t know where to start?
Worried that having a living roof or façade will add to the cost and maintenance of your building?
This 2-part training course will set the scene covering the benef... (read more)
What BIM means for me
Given the sustained economic challenges faced by the industry, the need for organisations to create better value has never been greater. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is key to providing greater efficiencies, value and collaboration highlighting the need for its adoption as a business pr... (read more)
Implementing a water efficiency strategy
Learn about the latest equipment with free water efficiency training for plumbers.
Who should take the course?
This course is ideal for plumbers, plumbing students and anyone who wants to know about how to carry out a water audit and which water efficiency solutions will provide the greatest ... (read more)
Understanding Building Energy Performance
This unit will provide knowledge and understanding of energy use in non-domestic buildings. Specifically, participants will be able to better recognise where and how energy is being used in buildings they manage.
They will also be able to compare the performance of their building to typical an... (read more)
Post Occupancy Assessment
This unit will provide knowledge and understanding of post-occupancy assessment methodologies for non-domestic buildings. Participants will be able to better recognise ways in which to optimise building energy performance and occupant comfort, with an aim to achieving continual improvements ove... (read more)
Designing out Waste
The Construction & Demolition sector accounts for one third of all waste arisings and has made great strides in diverting waste to landfill. However, the biggest opportunities to reduce wastes exist much earlier on in the process - at the design stage.
Come along to this session to learn... (read more)
Best practice in site waste management
The Construction and Demolition (C&D) sector accounts for one third of all waste arisings. Savings can be easily made by adopting best practices in site waste management.
At this session you will learn about the legal and policy framework that governs C&D waste, the opportunities to ... (read more)
Design for Deconstruction
The Construction & Demolition sector accounts for one third of all waste arisings. 80% of the building stock that will be in existence in 2050 has already been built. Therefore, as population continues to grow and natural resources deplete worldwide we must rethink the way we construct and ... (read more)
Sustainable Architecture: Whole-life costing procurement and contracts
Today, more than ever, there is pressure to drive greater long term value through built environment assets. In this seminar, we explore the principles and benefits of a whole life costing approach and clarify the essential distinctions between initial costs, future costs over the life of the bu... (read more)
Training in SuDS and WSUD for professionals working in the built environment
Flooding and water management have become key subjects in recent years for those working in the built environment. Legislation and government strategies are steadily encouraging a more sustainable approach to water management, which will affect not only all new development, but will increasingl... (read more)
Unlocking the potential of BIM in Wales
By 2016, the UK Government aims to procure all direct and funded construction projects to BIM Level 2: Is it time you got on board with BIM?
Unlocking the potential of BIM in Wales will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to become BIM Level 2 ready by 2016.
D... (read more)