Date and Time

Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 10:30 - 15:00


Free for members


The Enterprise Centre,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich Research Park,
Norwich NR4 7TJ

This tour will be of use to members who would like to learn more about:


1. Innovative approaches to energy efficient buildings through design, management and behaviour change including:


·  Heating, cooling and ventilation strategies: Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems, passive solar gain and mixed mode ventilation.

·  Power (appliances) and water (reduction and recycling) efficiency through technology and behaviour

·  Low energy lighting approaches, including application of LEDs, maximising natural lighting and behaviour

·  Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) strategies and methods, including an overview of the application of the Soft Landings framework.


2. Creating a healthy building. Climate change and extreme weather events are putting increasing pressure on buildings in terms of both design and management. Providing healthy, productive and  happy working/living environments alongside environmentally sustainable buildings is increasingly a focus.  Learn about significant health and well-being benefits achieved through:


·  Air quality and temperature management (maintaining healthy and comfortable levels whilst maximising energy efficiency)

·  Natural lighting strategies

·  Noise control and reduction

·  Material selection e.g. zero VOCs


3. Embodied Carbon (reducing the life cycle emissions of a building), through:


·  Use of natural and recycled materials including regional timber, straw, hemp, clay and stone.  An overview of the drivers for using natural materials, including sustainability (embodied carbon), performance, availability, cost and associated standards.

·  Sustainable procurement and rethinking supply chains


 Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Polly Champness if you would like to attend. 


Full agenda to follow shortly.