This talk will answer many important questions regarding the design and delivery of sustainable buildings, using examples from practice. What are sustainable buildings and why are they important? How does a contractor approach delivery of a sustainable building and what are the challenges? What do we mean when we say 'performance gap' and how are Soft Landings meant to address it? The lecture will also cover sustainable building certification systems, highlighting BREEAM and its sometimes conflicting requirements. Next, it will look at the current development in sustainable building design and delivery, including BIM and the whole life cycle. To finish, an overview of an innovative answer to the early stage design challenge - the RAPIERe software.
About the Speaker:
Aleksandra is a qualified architect with more than 10 years practical experience in design, design management and sustainable construction.She gained an MSc in Architectural Design from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Belgrade in 2002, and an MA in Interior Design from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at University of Westminster in 2008. She is currently studying for an MSt in Sustainability Leadership at University of Cambridge. In 2009 she joined the UK subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, a large international construction company, working initially as a Design Coordinator on various school projects before moving within the organisation in order to pursue her passion for sustainability. She currently leads the ‘Sustainability Hub’, an enthusiastic team of in-house experts within the Technical Department that is at the forefront of the company’s commitment to deliver true sustainability for its clients. The Hub is also in charge of R&D and Innovation projects, always on the lookout for the new built environment techniques, products and tools, as well as joining the academic and industrial partners in their development. During her time with Bouygues she has been able to supplement her architectural qualifications by becoming an accredited BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and BREEAM Accredited Professional.
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UCL Energy Institute
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