An annual event of stalls, exhibitions and illustrated talks by designers, practitioners and professionals.
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1 February 2003
9.30 – 17.30
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, South Laines, Brighton
Overview of green architecture in 2003
A look at the issues that need to be addressed by design, that aims towards achieving sustainability in the built environment.
Speaker: Duncan Baker-Brown is a Chartered Architect & Lectures in Sustainable Design. The practice he co-founded in 1994, BBM Sustainable Design, pursues an ethos of environmentally benign design. www.bbm-architects.co.uk
Current Sussex projects
Local projects in which BBM Sustainable Design is currently engaged, include rammed chalk construction and the use of local coppice products.
Defining a new agenda for reduction in carbon emissions during both construction and operation of buildings, whilst offsetting that which is produced by tree planting.
Speaker: Daren Howarth is one of the founders of C LEVEL, a global warming solutions consultancy aiming to assist clients to change culture not climate. He is also project manager for the Low Carbon Network, the promoters and builders of the Brighton Earthship. www.clevel.co.uk
Self-build the Segal way
Many buildings have now been built using the Walter Segal method. Geoff will look at the technology of these lightweight timber framed houses and how individuals and groups can build them.
Speaker: Geoff Stow built his own house with Walter Segal in the 1980s and subsequently worked as a site manager on a number of Segal self-build sites. He now works as a development worker for the Walter Segal Self Build Trust. www.segalselfbuild.co.uk
A house built from local materials
This presentation will focus on the newly completed pioneering house built by Ben using timber he harvested from local woodlands and straw bales.
Speaker: Ben Law has lived in and derived his income from working a piece of woodland in West Sussex for the last 10 years. He also carries out consultancy for individuals & charities in the UK and abroad and has written a book ‘The Woodland Way’.
The Brighton Earthship, due to be built in spring this year, is a model for affordable green housing; thousands of homes in the USA have been built in this way. These innovative structures are largely constructed from recycled materials including car tyres.
Speaker: Taus Larsen is an architecture diploma student. He is a member of the design team of the Brighton Earthship and is a director of Low Carbon Network. He has been involved in the construction of Earthships in USA & Scotland. www.lowcarbon.co.uk