Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency :: Day 2 :: Analysing Energy Use
This is the second day in our CPD accredited course – Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency – suitable for building professionals to experienced hobbyists. The course will cover the refurbishment and improvement of existing buildings to make them more sustainable, reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency.
Description: This day’s course covers different components of building energy use, a site visit to assess an individual building, and practical exercises to analyse results and make recommendations for improved energy efficiency.
Aims: Participants will complete the day with a greater understanding of building energy use and its differing components and will have carried out practical exercises to help measure and test that understanding. Participants should then be more confident when discussing buildings and energy use and be able to make recommendations for improvement based on evidence and assessment
Topics and timings: In brief, the topics covered during this day include: Components of energy use; Use of thermal imaging cameras; Benchmarking the existing buildings; Carrying out an energy audit
Presenter Biography: The lecturer for this day is Jason Hawkes of Building Futures. Jason started working life in the Army, then had a spell in Banking and, becoming disillusioned, decided to travel. Learning building skills in order to finance this, Jason saw first-hand how we have degraded our environment and decided this was the area to spend his professional career in. After studying for an MSc in Architecture at CAT, Jason set up an award-winning built environment consultancy, J3 Building Futures, in 2004 with other graduating students. He also went back to teach on the MSc. Jason’s specialist areas include: Energy assessment, Thermal Comfort, Building Performance, Rammed Earth construction, School design, Occupant Health and Building Simulation. He also still does small building projects and continues to teach around the country.
Cost: Worth over £200 per day, with funding and support from Kendal College and South Lakeland District Council we are able to offer each day at a subsidised rate of £115.
Getting there: Kendal is served by two railway stations; Kendal and Oxenholme are about 30 minutes walk (1.5 to 2 miles) from the College. Bus service information can be found by clicking here Parking is available on site at £3 per day.
Lunch and refreshments are included.