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IAKS UK event 15 June Portsmouth: Low-energy sports facilities: Register now!

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Ravelin Sports Centre is the new BREEAM outstanding sports facility for the University of Portsmouth. And the venue for the IAKS UK seminar and building tour on Thursday 15th June 2023.

The event will focus on the importance of low carbon/low energy facilities in the design and development of sports and leisure facilities.

Sport and leisure centres are a challenging typology from an energy and carbon point of view. The typically high operational costs of pool buildings are well known, and the recent energy crisis will mean many leisure operators are facing difficult decisions. The seminar will exlore how Passivhaus, BREEAM, embodied carbon and circular economy can all assist in meeting our obligations towards a zero carbon future in leisure facilities.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • The use of Passivhaus in leisure buildings
  • The implications of BREEAM Outstanding certification,
  • Assessment of the embodied carbon  and implications of new Part Z of the UK Building Regulations,
  • Decarbonisation of existing buildings
  • Application of the Circular Ecconomy

Confirmed speakers include Nic Bryant, S&P and Steve Platt, Arup, the designers behind St Sidwells Point, the first Passivhaus leisure facility in the UK; and team members behind Ravelin itself, Irina Korneychuk, FaulknerBrowns Architects and Mark Palmer, Max Fordham, the first standalone BREEAM outstanding sports facility in the UK. Daniel Bianchi from Cullinan Studio will give insights in circular economy. Simon Sturgis from Targeting zero will give an update on embodied energy and upcoming regulatory changes.

Tickets: EUR 50 for IAKS members (EUR 80 for non-members).

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