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Designed to Perform – design guidance on better performing homes

April 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The performance gap between predicted and actual energy use in new homes has been identified as a key problem by government and industry experts.

Join trainer Tom Dollard, Partner – Sustainability and Innovation at Pollard Thomas Edwards, for this live online seminar inspired by his new book Designed to Perform: an Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes.

Tom presents the updated edition, an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy performance in all types of new build homes. It introduces readers to the concept of the performance gap and highlights clear issues and solutions to help architects improve their detailing at design stage.

The book features annotated details with photos taken from live construction sites, and includes accessible practical guidance for busy practitioners. Tom highlights how to boost the construction quality and performance of new homes and he promotes the case for more architect supervision throughout the construction process. A new chapter features innovative, low-carbon building methods, including hempcrete blocks, clay blocks and straw bales.

A copy of the book is included in the session price.