21st Mar 2015 10:30am-5:00pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
Talks by designers, practitioners and professionals run in partnership with Low Carbon Trust
Duncan Baker Brown has been a director of award-winning architects BBM Sustainable Design since 1993. He also teaches and researches around green ideas at the School of Architecture in Brighton. He has had the good fortune to work on some of the UK’s most high profile green developments such as The Greenwich Millennium Village, the RIBA's Futurehouse and The House That Kevin Built.
Ian Brown will be speaking about straw bale building. He has been teaching low impact building and sustainable construction for many years and has built various low impact projects. He currently teaches straw bale building with Brighton Permaculture Trust and construction at City College Brighton.
Howard Johns will be speaking about community energy. He is a founding member ofOuse Valley Energy Services Company (OVESCO) as well as the founder of Southern Solar Ltd. He is writing a book about community energy and has been installing solar hot water systems and other small scale renewable energy systems for over ten years.
Linda Royles founded Cob in the Community in 2008 because of her combined interests in sculpting, sustainability and passion for bringing communities together. She is currently working with three of London's largest engineering projects to secure clay for community use in London. She is a director of The Gaia Gallery and hopes to manage the distribution of clay via London canals.
Mischa Hewitt is a sustainability consultant and project manager with a particular interest in affordable low energy buildings. He is a director of Low Carbon Trust, a director of Earthwise Construction, a Sussex-based green-sustainability consultancy, and a trustee of AECB, the Sustainable Building Association. He teaches a range ofecobuilding courses with Brighton Permaculture Trust.
Rowland Keable has been building earth structures since 1985 and has worked extensively in Africa and the UK. He is the author of Rammed Earth: design and construction guidelines and teaches rammed earth building with Brighton Permaculture Trust. He is also a founder of Earth Building UK and director of Rammed Earth Consulting.
Alex Sparrow will be talking about building with hempcrete (hemp-lime). He is a director of Hemp-LimeConstruct, a UK-based construction company specialising in the use of hempcrete and other natural building materials. Alex is co-author of The Hempcrete Book: Designing and building with hemp-lime and provides training and consultancy for builders, self-builders and architects who want to build with hempcrete.
Who is Green architecture day for?
This event is open to anyone aged 16 or over and will be of interest to anyone interested in sustainability and buildings. The event has benefited students, home renovators, self builders, landlords, tenants, developers, builders, architects, engineers, planners and academics.
Refreshments & lunch
The café/bar at Sallis Benney will be open throughout the day, serving drinks and light refreshments as well as soup and bread at lunchtime. Fresh vegan and veggie soup, tea and coffee will be available at lunchtime at The Woodstore, which is just across the road from the theatre.