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28 April 2020

Join Gary Clark, Principal at HOK, and Michele Lucarelli, Technical Content Quality Assurance Manager at NBS, as they demonstrate and share practical examples to ensure that sustainable outcomes can be achieved. During the session we will demonstrate how to use the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 as a guide to the delivery of sustainable buildings

12 February 2021

Urgent, radical change is required across the construction industry to respond to the climate emergency. Taleen Josefsson, Thrive Project Manager, joins NBS Head of Technical Solutions, Paul Swaddle, to discuss how architects and design teams can achieve health & sustainability goals through informed material selection, using practical examples and demonstrating their approach to environmental performance data.

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can have a broad meaning, with a wide range of associated terms and definitions. In the National Audit Office’s 2005 report 'Using modern methods of construction to build homes more quickly and efficiently', MMC is defined by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as simply ‘…a process to produce more, better quality homes in less time’.
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Approximately 30% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from buildings, with homes responsible for consuming, on average, 35% of all energy. Of the existing 29 million homes in the UK, 19 million have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating lower than C, and the UK Green Building Council estimates that nearly 29 million homes need to be retrofitted before 2050.

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