Elementa Release CPD Programme
The engineering sector is one of the most significant industries in the world, affecting economies, environment and human health. As new research and innovation cause changes in architectural and environmental design, sustainable energy strategies, and occupant behaviour, keeping abreast of the most up to date trends and information can be challenging.
Elementa have curated a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme to deliver a range of these important subjects relevant to designing sustainable buildings for any organisation working within the construction industry and all are available as webinars.
Roadmap to Net Zero: Delivering Zero Net Energy Buildings
Net zero energy buildings are a tiny part of the current construction market but their growth trend is steep and practitioners and policies are accelerating their adoption nationally. This CPD will identify key inputs and processes that design teams can use to inform designs, identify trends and we will share our extensive knowledge of routes to get to zero carbon.
Introduction to Whole Life Carbon of Building Services
This is an overview of one of the first investigations into Whole Life Carbon emissions over a building’s lifetime linked to building services, which includes both operational and embodied carbon emissions. This one hour CPD will benefit anyone wishing to learn how to design more sustainably as well as understanding and being able to illustrate the global warming impact of building services equipment in design decisions.
Investing Wellbeing Principles into Your Buildings
WELL, Fitwel, BCO Wellness Matters Guide, with so many different accreditations to choose from for improving the quality of occupant’s health within buildings, it’s difficult know which one choose if any at all. This one hour CPD seminar is an introduction to wellbeing strategies, accreditations and how buildings impact our health.
The Benefits of Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a modelling technique that analyses and solves problems that involve fluid flow. It can be used to take better informed decisions or assess design intents regarding the envelope and mechanical design by analysing indoor flow structure, heat, moisture and pollution distribution. It can also be used to assess the wind environment in the public realm and the impact on external comfort. This CPD is an introduction to the basic theory of CFD and its application within the building industry.
Introduction to PassivHaus Design
PassivHaus is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. This introductory CPD will benefit those who have heard about Passivhaus and have an interest in learning more.
The Basics of Building Services
This one hour CPD is for people who do not have a full understanding of the breadth of work covered by building services engineers and how it relates to other areas of the construction industry. It covers Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health engineering.