The Enterprise Centre Site Tours – Norwich

Tours will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest design and build progress.  The tour dates specified below will provide you with the opportunity to see first-hand the innovative timber frame structure and low carbon concrete foundations.  The morning tours will also include an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the design team.

8.30-11.00am    17 September, 29 October and 10 December 2014

8.30-1.00pm     3 September, 15 October and 12 November 2014 – including technical session

1.30-4.00pm     1 October and 27 November 2014

Please note: we anticipate that tours of The Enterprise Centre will be very popular, so we recommend that you book early.


Natural materials in the built environment

Using The Enterprise Centre as a case study, this seminar will provide an overview of the use of local timber, hemp, straw, thatch, and other materials in modern construction

10 September, Cambridge: St John’s Innovation Centre, 9.00–1.30pm


Retrofitting the UK’s building stock – what are the options?

What are the options for retrofitting and what is the best strategy to adopt?  This seminar also considers how ‘deep’ you need to refurbish, the most cost-effective options, and whether the Green Deal offers a way forward.

24 September, Ipswich : Co-op Education Centre , 9.00–1.30pm


The value of green buildings

This seminar provides an overview of what ‘green’ buildings are and how they can add value to owners and occupiers.  Using the frameworks of BREEAM, LEED, Passivhaus and other environmental rating systems for buildings, delegates will gain an insight into the benefits and factors affecting the value of green buildings.

4 November, Bedford: venue TBC, 9.00–1.30pm


Introduction to Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

What is considered a low carbon building, and does Passivhaus provide a clear way forward?  Using The Enterprise Centre as an example of how low carbon thinking has evolved from reducing operational energy towards the Passivhaus standard, this seminar explores the reasoning behind the brief and the design team’s response.

19 November, Hertfordshire: venue TBC, 9.00-1.30pm


UK Passivhaus Conference – 16 October – Stevenage

In addition to this comprehensive programme we are offering eligible SMEs reduced rate tickets for the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 that have not yet received 12 hours of business support from us. For only £99 (normal price £264) you can attend the conference at this subsidised rate as a special guest of Adapt. Click on the link above for more details.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Centre for the Built Environment can provide 12 hours free business support delivered through a series of CPD accredited seminars, webinars, bespoke 1:1 support and workshops showcasing the design, build and post-occupancy of The Enterprise Centre.