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Event: Low Carbon Building Design

The Business Growth Hub and Stockport Council are running an event in June to help architects, developers and designers to specify low carbon technologies at the building design stage.

The Business Growth Hub and Stockport Council are running an event in June to help architects, developers and designers to specify low carbon technologies at the building design stage.

With a pipeline of housing and property developments worth £6.8 billion in the north west, there is a substantial opportunity for incorporating low carbon technologies into new build projects across the region.  

To help architects, property developers and local low carbon technology suppliers and installers learn about where, how and why these technologies should be specified during building design, the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and Stockport Council are holding a specialist event in Stockport.

Agenda

Topics covered during the event will include:

  • Local planning requirements for incorporating sustainable technologies into building design
  • The considerations, challenges and opportunities for specifying and installing low carbon and sustainable building technologies
  • Design strategies for financing and implementing low carbon and sustainable building technologies in new property developments
  • The technologies available on the market from suppliers in Greater Manchester and their real-world application.

Technologies to be discussed include solar PV, ground and air source heat pumps, sustainable urban drainage and biomass energy, among others. 

Hitting targets

Amy House, low carbon sector development lead at the Business Growth Hub, said: “Around 45 per cent of UK carbon emissions come from buildings, so ensuring sustainability is included at the design stage of all new builds is vital if the UK is to hit its challenging climate change targets.

“This is a great opportunity for developers and all those involved in building design to find out more about the low carbon technologies available on the market and the practicalities of specifying these technologies during the design stage of a building project.”

The event will be held at the Stockport Business and Innovation Centre on Tuesday 7 June 2016.

For more information and to register your interest, click here.