Sustainable Building Design



National Network of Centres conference 13th November 2015, London.

The conference called, New Professionals for the Built Environment: Addressing the gap in sustainable building design skills, will be a high profile event at the RAEng, in central London.

"This one day event is the launch event of CESBD and is being held to highlight the shortage of skills in the field of sustainable design within the construction industry and to engage with all organisations that are involved with and who influence the recruiting, education, development and retention of built-environment professionals."

Supported by CIBSE and others, see here for some more details.

First annual Network of Centres meeting 15th April 2015

Invitation only industry session at UCL with presentations of progress from the 4 centres, Sheffield, Loughborough, Heriot Watt, and UCL, ahead of the CIBSE Technical symposium 2015 on the 16/17 April 2015.

All four centres have now hosted a Network of Centres regional meeting where representatives from the other centres were shown facilities and activities relating to Sustainable Building Design that were ongoing in each Institution.

UCL wins one of four Royal Academy of Engineering Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

Royal Academy of Engineering - Press Release

Chris Wise RDI FREng (whose company Expedition Engineering, designed the Olympic Velodrome) is a Professor of Design in the Engineering faculty at UCL. He explains:

Our vision is for UCL’s Engineering and Built Environment (The Bartlett) faculties to work together to grow the world’s best technological thinkers and practitioners in sustainable building design. To achieve this ambitious goal from our Centre of Excellence, we must educate a new generation of technologically literate students who are up to the challenge. They need to be contextually aware of the world around them and the buildings they live and work within, observing, responding, and interacting with their environment and understanding how to improve it.

Professor Chris Wise RDI FREng