Low-cost learning events – User-centred design; Sustainability Now!

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User-centred design for sustainable buildings – Thursday 27 October

How occupants use a building has a dramatic effect on the building’s efficiency. Architectural practice, Black, has developed a new approach to building design which they call TANSA (towards a new sustainable architecture) to try to address this issue. Find out how they do this in practice by attending a site visit/networking event at CAFOD’s new premises in London on Thursday 27 October.

Speakers include: Tony Duckworth of Black; product design researcher Dan Lockton; and Luke Nicholson, director of Carbon Culture, who will talk about the company’s Community Platform – a collaborative, user-centred approach supported by an IT infrastructure.

This event is organised by Sponge, the networking group for young professionals. To book a place (£5 on the door) contact events@spongenet.org

  • Details: 6:00 for 6:30 until 9:30 (then off to the pub). Venue: CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB.

Sustainability Now; 9-10 November 2011.

Sustainability Now! is a free online conference that’s growing in popularity. This year’s event will feature:

  • Paul King (UKGBC) hosting a debate on the Green Deal with Energy Minister Greg Barker and Kevin McCloud.
  • David Birkbeck, Design for Homes and Ant Wilson, AECOM, discuss how government policy will shape the built environment over the next couple of years.
  • Gavin Summerson from BRE Global, showcasing routes to BREEAM for domestic refurbishment.

Plus in-depth analysis from Low Carbon Workplace, Energy Saving Trust and the Global Reporting Initiative on how to close the performance gap of buildings in use.


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