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Hilson Moran sustainability experts to speak at Greenbuild Expo 2011

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[30/03/2011] Two senior members of Hilson Moran’s sustainability team, Dr Paul Bond, Principal Sustainability Consultant and Dave Wakelin, Associate, have been invited to present at Greenbuild Expo 2011, taking place on 29 and 30 June 2011 at Manchester Central. Now in its third year, Greenbuild Expo attracts built environment professionals from across the country, and covers a variety of topics including renewable technologies, sustainable materials and legislation updates. The Hilson Moran sessions take place on 29 June and the details of each are described below: <b>Retail and Building Regulations – Not our Problem? Dave Wakelin, Associate, Hilson Moran. 14.45 – 15.30</b> Increasingly stringent Building Regulations, particularly energy efficiency standards in Part L are causing a significant shift in the way all buildings are designed. Of particular significance to retailers are new tests for solar gain through the shop front, and artificial lighting allowances. Changes to the regulations now mean it is very difficult to have a clear glass, highly transparent shop front, and low efficiency spot lighting within the retail area. This presentation will explain the reasons for the changes, the implications for retail space and the options available to landlords and retail tenants to allow their new premises to meet regulatory standards. <b>Experiences of designing SuDS Strategies for New Developments. Dr Paul Bond, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Hilson Moran. 14.45 – 15.30</b> Planning Policy Statement (PPS)25 “Development & Flood Risk” states that surface water disposal is a material consideration for local planning authorities when determining individual land-use planning proposals and that Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) should be incorporated into a development wherever practical. Building Regulations also emphasise that the first choice for surface water removal should be to adequate infiltration systems, whilst valuable credits can be scored for their use for BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) and LEED. Hilson Moran has extensive experience of designing SuDS Strategies for new developments to meet these aspirations. The presentation will discuss the various targets required to meet PPS25, BREEAM, CfSH and LEED criteria, provide an overview of SuDS devices and introduce a number of real case histories to demonstrate opportunities and constraints relating to their installation and the evolution of SuDS Strategies for new developments. 2011’s Expo will include more than 100 conference and seminar sessions, a building retrofit zone, workshops and taster training sessions. For more information, and to reserve your place at either session please visit www.greenbuildexpo.co.uk

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