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Sustainable Retrofit Presentation at RIBA YAPF

YAPF Sustainable Retrofit

January 31, 2020


James will be presenting an introduction to EnerPHit at the YAPF Sustainable Retrofit lecture on 6 February. He will be covering topics such as Heritage Buildings, the economics of retrofit, and the integration of BIM technology. Through the lens of a variety of residential and commercial projects, James will provide a step-by-step process on how to successfully detail, procure and deliver an EnerPHit project.

With new buildings accounting for 1% of the total annual UK building stock, the retrofitting of existing buildings is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces if it is to achieve net zero operational carbon by 2050.

James is Managing Director of ECD Architects and is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with over 15 years of experience in low-energy design. James obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a graduate of the University of Liverpool School of Architecture. He is author of ‘EnerPHit – A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit.’ (RIBA Publications 2019)

The YAPF has been developed primarily to promote and support young architectural practitioners in the North East region. Led by a committee of North East based young Architects, it aims to support Architects in their first eight years of qualification to help build networks across the profession, and related professions.