Breathe Easy










Wednesday 22 April, 8.00am - 10.00am

Location: Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA

Alan Fogarty of Cundall, Justin Bere of Bere Architects and Dusty Gedge, Urban Ecologist and President European Federation of Green Roof Association will be bringing their knowledge and experience on the positive health impact of plants in and on buildings. They will consider:

  • How plants in buildings improve air quality; this is on the back of research by Cundall into how common plants have a positive impact on the air quality in spaces when subjected to sufficient levels of daylight
  • Whether plants should be considered to be renewable energy since they can displace some of the energy associated with ventilation systems
  • How green roofs and solar panels can be integrated together. This is increasingly becoming an issue as the two uses compete for the same roof space on city center buildings

Justin will introduce the architecture of Mildmay Community Centre and some of the design challenges to delivering the first certified Passivhaus non-domestic retrofit in UK.
This will be followed by a tour of the Mildmay Community Centre, where you’ll get the chance to question the Architect who worked on the project.

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'What Colour is your Building?: Measuring and reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings'

David Clark, Partner at Cundall authored 'What Colour is your Building?' in 2013. Already garnering high-praise from luminaries within the construction and architecture industries, ‘What Colour is your Building?’ is an essential title for all those interested in determining and responding to the true costs of a building’s carbon footprint.

The result of many years’ analysis and design of low-energy buildings, it comes in two sections. In the first, author David Clark focuses on how to measure and benchmark the CO2 emissions caused by the operating, embodied and transport energy consumption associated with commercial buildings and the people that use them. The second part of the book provides clear, practical guidance to developers, planners, architects, engineers, building owners, facility managers, and tenants on how to reduce the whole carbon footprint.

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