Refurbishment related courses from BRE Training

BRE Training offers a number of short courses concerned with sustainable refurbishment.

Sustainable Refurbishment for Housing

This one-day course demonstrates how to plan and execute successful, cost effective and sustainable housing refurbishments. The Victorian Terrace provides a live example of sustainable refurbishment.

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Materials and Thermal Bridging

Improving the fabric performance of housing is the first important step to achieving a successful and sustainable refurbishment project. This comprehensive one day course guides you through material selection and specification with an emphasis on how to calculate U values.

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Sustainable Refurbishment - Environment

This detailed half day course provides guidance on the environmental issues that need to be addressed when carrying out sustainable refurbishment. The subjects covered include water, drainage, waste, occupant engagement, outdoor areas and wildlife.

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Heritage Buildings

This comprehensive half day course provides guidance on refurbishing heritage homes. Our experts will explain the opportunities and restrictions that exist when improving the energy performance of listed buildings and dwellings in conservation areas.

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Airtightness and Ventilation

This half day course provides comprehensive and practical guidance on how to improve the airtightness of older housing.  The course will explain the role of the air barrier, and why it is important to determine its location within the fabric of the dwelling.

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Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality

This half day course provides valuable information on how to achieve good levels of thermal comfort for occupants in refurbished homes. Our experts will help you to assess the predicted thermal comfort conditions in homes after they have been refurbished and how to avoid any risk of overheating.

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