Sustainability Series: Energy efficient homes – some contemporary solutions (Week 3)

Recorded:Tuesday 25 October 2022
Presented by:Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre; Ali Shaw, Max Fordham Associate Engineers; Dr Jerry Harrell; Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre
CPD:1 hours

The current energy crisis has renewed the focus and urgency of improving the energy performance of housing. This webinar presents two recent exemplary housing developments: Max Fordham House and Howgate Close, each the result of years of experience and design development focusing on reducing the energy demand of buildings and demonstrating approaches intended to be replicable in urban and rural settings.  

Presentations explain the approaches taken by each project to achieve their excellent energy credentials, which includes the use of thermal mass provided by their concrete and blockwork structure. The speakers on these projects are joined by Tom De Saulles, building physicist at The Concrete Centre, to take a fresh look at passive solar design and the potential new benefits of thermal mass using smart energy controls. 

Presentations within the webinar include:

Welcome and introduction - Elaine Toogood, Director, Architecture and Sustainable Design, The Concrete Centre  

Max Fordham House - Ali Shaw, Max Fordham Associate Engineers    

Howgate Close - Dr Jerry Harrell    

A Passive Approach - Tom De Saulles, Building Physicist, The Concrete Centre