Green Architecture Day

Cutting-edge talks on green architecture brought to you by Brighton Permaculture Trust and Low Carbon Trust

25 March 2017
Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton
Grand Parade Building
Brighton BN2 0JY (Directions)

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What is Green Architecture Day?

Green Architecture Day is an annual event Brighton Permaculture has run in partnership with Low Carbon Trust since 2002. Since then, the event has attracted over 2,000 participants to hear inspiring talks about how we can live and work in greener buildings. It has featured talks from speakers as varied as Ben Law, Christopher Day, Pooran Desai and Satish Kumar.

At Brighton Permaculture Trust, we believe that we need to give equal weight to sustainability in the built environment and regenerating our landscapes.

Who is Green Architecture Day for?

This event is open to anyone aged 16 or over and will be of interest to anyone interested in sustainability and buildings. The event has benefited students, home renovators, self builders, landlords, tenants, developers, builders, architects, engineers, planners and academics.

Green Architecture Day archive

Presentations from previous years can be found in our archive.

Previous Speakers and Topics

Below are some speakers and topics from previous Green Architecture Days.

Resource-first design and our UK woodland resource
Ben Law,

Architecture as a social art
Nicolas Pople,

Art, architecture and design
Alice Edgerley, Assemble

Communities in transition
Nicola Lang, Transition Homes Community Land Trust

Natural materials, high performance: enjoying building together
Fran Bradshaw, Anne Thorne Architects

Beyond pattern languages: the work of Christopher Alexander
Michael Mehaffy, Sustasis Foundation

An overview of green architecture and materials
Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design

Straw bale building
Ian Brown, Timber Bale

Eco renovate your home
Mischa Hewitt, Low Carbon Trust

Waste is a resource in the wrong place
Cat Fletcher, Freegle

Building with hempcrete (hemp-lime)
Alex Sparrow, Hemp-LimeConstruct

Building with rammed earth and chalk
Rowland Keable, Rammed Earth Consulting

Community Energy
Howard Johns, Southern Solar Ltd

Good homes, healthy homes
Peter Halsall, Good Homes Alliance

Creating places of the soul
Christopher Day, Consensus Design

Eco-towns, Garden Cities and One Planet Communities
Pooran Desai and Sue Riddlestone, BioRegional

Architecture for health
Satish Kumar, Resurgence & Ecologist

Designing for resilience
Susan Roaf, Heriot-Watt University

Introduction to self-build and custom built housing
Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design

Sustainable homes need residents in control
Jon Broome, Jon Broome Architects

Groundhouse - The Exploration of Shelter
Daren Howarth,

From Tree House to The Orchard
Will Anderson,

Curly House – Green architecture versus the architecture of resilience
Jake White, Ecotecture

Strawbale Building - How we do something is as important as what we do
Bee Rowan, Strawbuild

The Ashley Vale Project, Bristol
Jackson Moulding, National Self Build Association

Ben Law's timber framed house
As featured on Channel 4's 'Grand Designs'.

Building with rammed earth
Rowland Keable, In Situ Rammed Earth Company

Earthship Brighton
Frances Hunt and Taus Larsen. Built by Low Carbon Network

Eco-Renovation to Minimise Energy and Water Consumption
Russell Smith, Parity Projects

Elim Farm, Crowborough – a case study in eco-renovation
Paul Mustardé, GreenerLiving Homes Ltd

Future adapted cities
Blanche Cameron, RESET Development and the Centre for Alternative Technology

Grow your own building – making best use of local timber in construction
David Saunders, Weald Woodnet, The Woodland Enterprise Centre and TimberBuild Network SE

Harvesting and recycling rainwater
Mischa Hewitt, project manager of Low Carbon Trust’s Earthship Brighton

Introduction to Eco-renovation
Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine

It's Easy Being Green!
Duncan Baker-Brown, BBM Sustainable Design

Lammas eco village, Wales
Jude Dunn, Lammas

Laughton Lodge Co-housing
Melanie Nock

LILAC project, Leeds
Joe Atkinson, Low Impact Living Affordable Communities

Livingroofs - How green is your roof?
Dusty Gedge, and The Green Roof Consultancy

Local Progress Towards Greener Buildings
Francesca Iliffe, Sustainability Officer, Brighton and Hove City Council

The 'Localism' agenda: opportunities for building resilient and sustainable communities
Nick Gant, Community21

Low-carbon lifestyles and behaviours in Sustainable Communities
Greg Searle, One Planet Communities

Low Impact Communities in Britain
Jenny Pickerill, Reader in Environmental Geography, Leicester University

Howard Johns, Southern Solar

One Planet Living / BedZED
Pooran Desai, BioRegional

One Brighton: One Planet, One Address
Amanda Whittington, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

One Planet Living and One Brighton
Daniel Viliesid, BioRegional Quintain Ltd

Passivhaus case studies in the UK, saving energy and improving comfort
Justin Bere, Bere Architects

The Pines Calyx - How it was built and its role as a 'Sustainability Hub'
Alistair Gould, Helionix Designs

Renewable energy and sustainability in construction
Andy Smith, Westergate Business Centre

Self-build the Walter Segal Way
Geoff Stow, Walter Segal Self Build Trust

Strawbale houses – sustainable urban choices
Barbara Jones, Amazon Nails - Strawbale futures

Why architecture matters
Nicolas Pople,

Taus Larsen and Bill Dunster, Bill Dunster Architects, ZEDfactory

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Green Architecture Day archive

Presentations from previous years can be found in our archive.