A day of stalls, exhibitions and illustrated talks by local designers, practitioners and professionals.
For information about the upcoming Green architecture day, -:- click here.
An overview of green architecture – issues and approaches
A look at the issues that need to be addressed by design aiming towards achieving sustainability in the built environment. Duncan will consider different building case studies from the current work of his award winning practice, BBM Sustainable Design, as it pursues an ethos of environmentally benign design in housing, commercial, as well as community and school buildings.
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Brighton and Hove’s more sustainable buildings
Brighton and Hove City Council is making considerable advances towards sustainability in public and private buildings through the planning process. Francesca is the Sustainability Officer in the Planning Department of Brighton and Hove City Council, with a remit to mainstream sustainability through the council and city.
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Westergate Business Centre, Brighton – renewable energy and sustainability in construction
The recently completed Westergate House in Brighton, has won the award ‘Buildings Integrated Renewables in a Commercial Development’, at the 2005 South East Renewables Energy Awards. Andy, the project manager, will describe the innovative features of this building which includes geothermal energy, wind power and locally sourced timber cladding.
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Elim Farm, Crowborough – a case study in eco-renovation
Paul is the Managing Director of GreenerLiving Homes Ltd, a company that was formed in 2004 to sustainably re-build a dilapidated property in Crowborough, gaining the highest EcoHome rating in the UK for that type of project. They now specialise in the creation of designer eco-homes built from new and also offer a renovation consultancy service.
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Grow your own building – making best use of local timber in construction
David, the manager of Weald Woodnet, will present several case studies of projects he’s led demonstrating the use of local timber in construction and renewable energy from wood and pose some challenges for the future development of our rural timber resources. Developments at The Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell show new ways of using sweet chestnut from woodlands that have fallen into disuse. David has also has played an active role in developing the TimberBuild Network SE and Lignatherm Ltd a heat supply company offering automated wood-heating systems.
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Strawbale houses – sustainable urban choices
Barbara Jones, Amazon Nails
Amazon Nails-Strawbale futures will give a presentation on the latest developments in strawbale building, including work for the Ecology Building Society, Housing Association bungalows in Birmingham, and large warehouse space for Sworders Auctioneers. They have pioneered shallow foundations through Building Regulations in 2005 and will also talk on the wider applications of low-impact foundations.
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Stalls and Exhibitions
• BioRegional’s One Planet Living Programme
• Brighton and Hove City Council – City Planning
• Brighton and Hove City Council – Sustainability Team
• Brighton and Hove City Council – Home Energy Efficiency
• Koru Design – sustainable architecture
• Local Sustainability Team at Lewes District Council. The team encourages sustainable lifestyles and community empowerment in areas of climate change, education, food, energy, transport, waste, construction and engagement.
• Low Carbon Network, the builders of Earthship Brighton
• Books from Permaculture Magazine’s Earth Repair Catalogue
• Southern Solar
• Villa Natura, a local supplier of Biofa natural paints
• Brighton Permaculture Trust