HAA Climate Challenge Talks

We are pleased to launch two Zoom lecture events around the climate challenge covering retrofitting offices to Passivhaus standards and retrofitting exisiting houses. Please read on to find out more and to get the Zoom links. We look forward to seeing you there.


HAA Climate Challenge Talk : Alex Reeve: Retrofitting offices to Passivhaus standard

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‘An insight into retrofitting offices at 1 Regent Street, Cambridge to meet the Passivhaus Standard - to be given by Alex Reeve, Sustainable Buildings Advisor at the University of Cambridge’s Estates Division’. See Entopia Building — Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership for further information.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced the start of works on its new visionary headquarters. This world first for a retrofitted sustainable office building will set new standards for low energy use, carbon emissions and impact on natural resources as well as user experience and wellbeing measured against multiple benchmarks.

The Entopia Building, a retrofitted 1930s Telephone Exchange at 1 Regent Street, Cambridge, will be transformed over the next 10 months into an ultra-low carbon sustainability hub, and new home for CISL as it scales up business, government and academic leadership, collaboration and innovation to accelerate the inclusive global transition.

The Entopia Building is the vision of CISL Founder Director Dame Polly Courtice who has led the Institute for more than 30 years - inspiring companies, policymakers and civil society leaders to take leadership for sustainability.

Alexander Reeve, Sustainable Building Advisor, Estates Division, University of Cambridge Alex is an architect with a passion for integrating the disciplines of architecture, engineering and building physics. To this end he completed UCL’s interdisciplinary Masters in Environmental Design and Engineering where he wrote a dissertation on the economics of BREEAM, going on to qualify as a BREEAM Accredited Professional. He is based in Cambridge where he chaired RH Partnership Architects’ Sustainability Group, and was project architect for a number of significant buildings devoted to scientific research. He has recently joined the University of Cambridge Estate Management team as their Sustainable Buildings Advisor where he reviews design development; evaluates performance in use; and is helping to develop strategies for delivery of the University’s targets for carbon reduction. Topic: HAA Climate Challenge Talk : Alex Reeve: Retrofitting offices to Passivhaus standard at 1 Regent Street, Cambs. Time: Jun 9, 2021 19:30 London Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84188399000?pwd=VzJqU1hacUgycjVxTzNrWFpWSDU1UT09 Meeting ID: 841 8839 9000 Passcode: 185445 HAA Climate Challenge Talk : Lucy Pedler: Retrofitting Existing Houses


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Lucy Pedler is an architect with 34 years of professional experience in the UK and USA and has particular expertise in sustainable building practices. Lucy worked as a Product Specialist at Construction Resources, the UK’s first Ecological Building Centre, for five years. She spent the first two years researching the environmental impact of ecologically sound building materials and systems and the subsequent three years advising architects, other professionals and visitors on the appropriate selection of building materials. She was also responsible for running the seminar programme at Construction Resources and still makes regular presentations to architects and other organisations as part of The Green Register team.

In 1999, Lucy started her own sustainable architecture practice, archipeleco, designing buildings that have a low impact on the environment. In 2005, Paul McWilliams joined archipeleco to then create develeco limited, a company exclusively self-funded to offer refurbishments of existing buildings - usually in very poor condition - and transform the properties into sustainable, beautiful buildings fit for 21st century living.

Lucy created The Green Register in 2000 as part of her lifelong commitment to the promotion of sustainable building.

10am Tuesday 25th May Here is the Zoom link for the talk: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75692747497?pwd=NmVlSTRyNWF1Z3ZGcEdmWW90dkJZUT09 Meeting ID: 756 9274 7497 Passcode: PR5q3w




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