Tata Steel has released a new CPD module for construction professionals, available from the Colorcoat® technical support team and created to help design teams understand and apply the most suitable renewable energy technologies for integration with the Building Envelope. The module, accredited by the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA), explains how project teams can integrate renewable energy technology into the envelope of their buildings.
Ian Clarke, part of the Colorcoat® technical support team commented:
“Renewable energy generation is now a vital part of the UK’s push to construct zero carbon buildings. Government targets, as well as client demand, driven by rising energy prices and concern over the energy gap, mean that project teams must now have the knowledge and capabilities to incorporate this technology from the earliest stage of design.”
Changes to the Government’s Building Regulations Part L are also expected to make building-integrated renewable energy generation technologies an increasingly important tool in meeting the requirements.
Ian Clarke continues:
“The scope to further improve energy savings through air tightness and insulation from the envelope is diminishing. In the most part, any efficiencies possible through these methods have already been found and utilised. It’s important that design teams can now look to renewable energy generation solutions such as active solar air heating systems and photovoltaics to bring further energy savings.”
The new CPD module developed by Tata Steel is aimed at architects and design teams and looks at the importance of incorporating renewable energy generating technology into the building envelope. It provides an overview of Transpired Solar Collector and Photovoltaic technologies, which are the two most appropriate renewable energy systems for integration with pre-finished steel cladding, as well as giving typical payback in terms of expenditure and CO2 emissions.
To register for a CPD seminar visit www.colorcoat-online.com/cpdseminars