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Ecospecifier invites KSA members to their Increasing Green Building Efficiency seminar

1st March 2012

Ecospecifier invites KSA members to their Increasing Green Building Efficiency seminar

Ecospecifier would like to invite KSA members to their 'Increasing Green Building Efficiency' Seminar.

The seminar will consist of2 sessions entitled:

Session 1 - Integrative Design Process: Using Design to Reduce Build Cost.
This seminar will educate professional and enable a ‘how to’ understanding of IDP process and how to use them to find and drive synergistic benefits in the design, product and technology specification process to reduce the cost of green buildings while maximising the green outcomes. Attendees will learn about how to redesign the design process to reduce the cost of construction and increase operational efficiency. They will be provided with resource materials that provides further reading and source materials that are both free to obtain and commercially available.

Session 2 - Selecting Sustainable Materials: Pulling no Punches
This seminar will also present attendees with the knowledge to make product and technology selections using appropriate information to compare dissimilar products and know they have chosen the lowest overall impact products and do it time and cost effectively. Attendees will also learn about how to manage legal risk by recognising 'greenwash' as well as obtaining an understanding of how not to use and rely on single indicator metrics as representative of true sustainability outcomes. They will understand what life cycle assessment (LCA) is and its limitations, as well as be aware of world leading programs that use LCA, life cycle benefit analysis (LCBA) and BIM to drive productivity and engage new markets.

Who Should Attend?
This seminar is suitable for architects, interior designers, consultants, Government and semi Government agencies, procurement officers, facilities managers, building owners, builders, developers, manufacturers and any other professional involved in design or procurement in the built environment.

The presentation is by world renowned Australian green building architect and materials expert David Baggs FRAIA

Cape Town: Friday, 30 March 2012
Time: 08H30 – 13H00
Venue: Intaka Island Environmental Centre, 2 Park Lane Century House, Century City

Kwa Zulu-Natal: Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Time: 13H00 - 17H00
Venue: Master Builders Association KwaZulu-Natal, 40 Essex Terrace, Westville

Guateng: Thursday, 29 March 2012
Time: 08H30 - 13H00
Venue: Sandton Sun Cnr Alice and Fifth Streets, Sandton

The seminar is validated for category 1 and carries 0.4 CPD points

To request a registration for please contact Lizette Swanevelder
Tel: 021 790 0286
Cell: 082 770 6552