Join us on a tour of interesting buildings with green design features that are operated by Coventry City Council and Coventry University to discover and learn about the main principles of sustainable building design. We will cover natural ventilation, Passivhaus design, thermal mass, efficient space utilisation, renewable technology, district heating and refurbishment solutions for hard to treat buildings through practical case studies in buildings around the city.
Coventry's city centre, consists of buildings from many different periods, retrofitting them to the highest possible environmental standards is essential to increase energy efficiency and to cut carbon emissions.
Delegates will be examining the business case for demolishing a building versus retrofitting, while being taken on a tour of the City to see first-hand examples of sustainable buildings making use of low carbon technologies.
There will also be the opportunity to take advantage of one day free sustainable building design consultancy for those who attend to further develop or implement energy efficient technologies demonstrated during the tour.
The Green Business Programme team from CUE Business Solutions and Coventry City Council will also be on hand to advise on funding support and energy audits that are available to SME’s based in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Tour will include:
Gideon Howell, Associate Head (Enterprise & Commercial) Coventry University
Sarah Watson, Head of Energy and Low Carbon, Coventry City Council
Araz Agha, Architectural Technologist / Lecturer in Building, Coventry University
Planning Team, CCC – TBC
Who should attend:
SMEs with an interest in sustainable building design principles, low carbon and renewable energy systems, ideal for business with commercial property or residential portfolios who want to incorporate sustainable design in to their own workplace or personal development projects.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the day.
This workshop is funded by ERDF Green Business Program and as such only SMEs based in Coventry and Warwickshire are able to attend. Eligibility will be verified when completing registration details.