Bat Conservation Trust Course: Designing Buildings for Biodiversity

The move towards air tight buildings has meant that many of the traditional spaces used by wildlife, such as birds and bats, are no longer provided for in new buildings.  This course explores many of the considerations, principles and techniques available to design and build biodiversity-friendly buildings.


9:45    Arrival and coffee

10:00  Introductions

10:15  Bats: Ecology, legislation and design requirements, Kelly Gunnell, BCT

11:30  Birds: Ecology and design requirements - John Day, RSPB

12:30  Architect's view on designing for biodiversity - Justin Bere, bere:architects

13:00  Lunch

13:30  Specifying for biodiversity - Brian Murphy, Green Spec

14:30  Breathable roofing membranes - Stacey Waring

14:45  Coffee 

15:00  Case studies, exercises and discussion

15:45  GI, urban design and landscape (optional)

16:15  Final discussion

16:30  Close

Cost for the day, including lunch is £40.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 09:00