This full-day course, aimed at professionals and well-informed householders, will give you an understanding of ventilation requirements in a building, airtightness testing processes and how to effectively project manage a retrofit project.
On this CPD-certified Level 4 course, you’ll benefit from classroom-based learning and an on-site demonstration of airtightness testing. Here’s what we’ll cover on the day:
• An introduction to ventilation – why we need to ventilate a building
• Ventilation energy losses
• Airtightness measurement
• Types of ventilation – natural ventilation, ventilation effectiveness, stack and wind effects, Building Regulations requirements, comparison of different forms of mechanical ventilation (extract, positive input ventilation, passive stack, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery)
• Ventilation in traditional dwellings – specific issues experienced in older buildings
• Case studies – one domestic rented property, one community hall, one swimming pool building
• Site visit to see an airtightness test being carried out on an existing dwelling
• Principles of project management in retrofitting and how to plan effectively
Diane Hubbard – ventilation and airtightness testing
Diane Hubbard is mechanical engineer whose recent work has focused on the issues of improving the energy efficiency of traditional homes.
Her work in relation to air flows, air quality, airtightness, building fabric and thermal imaging is practically applied through her consultancy Green Footsteps, working for individual clients and on larger projects, which recently include work for Historic Environment Scotland and the Society for the Protection on Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
She initiated the development of a pilot qualification for the refurbishment of traditional buildings for Cumbria Action for Sustainability / the University of Cumbria and has been involved nationally with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in a formal qualification on the same subject.
Diane has an MSc in Architecture (Centre for Alternative Technology) and continues her building physics research – investigating the relationship between air flows in existing buildings, energy loss, building fabric and occupant health.
Guest speaker - Stephen Gurney, who is a director at Eden Insulation on Project managing a retrofit
Is this course right for me?
The course is best suited to property/asset managers and other building professionals such as contractors and trades. You may also benefit from this course if you are a householder with enhanced knowledge about construction methods.
The fee for this full-day Level 4 CPD-certified course is: £115
This includes a light lunch and refreshments.
If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, if you cancel more than 7 days before the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a £10 administration fee. If you cancel within 7 days but more than 24 hours before the start, a part refund will be considered.
We can’t issue refunds for bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the start of the course or for non-attendance by delegates.
If we need to cancel this course for any reason, you will receive a full refund.
By booking a place on this course, you are agreeing to these conditions.
How to cancel a booking
There are three easy ways to cancel your booking, should you need to, which means we can offer your place to someone else:
- Cancel online via Eventbrite (if you have booked by Eventbrite/CAfS website)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 01768 210276
Directions & Parking
Kendal is well served by public transport, including bus and train services. The college is located within reasonable walking distance of the main Kendal train station.
Reserved parking will be available at the college for participants (£3 a day).
Why not try lift-sharing? Visit https://liftshare.com/uk to list your journey to this event and see if you could share with others. (It’s great for all your other journeys, too!)
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When & Where
Cumbria Action for Sustainability