Low Energy Guides - Industry Sessions

The Hub are working together with The Green Register and industry speakers Tom Dollard and Gary Nicholls to give you the latest details on Building Services, good practice on site, thermal bridging, SAP assessment and compliance with Building Regulations Part L1A , as well as, the chance to be one of the first to use the ZCH’s new suite of sustainable building guides.

These illustrated booklets have just been published, in an extremely accessible format, using clear drawings of key best practice detailing (such as thermal bridging) to achieve energy efficient homes.  

The events will be held in two short sessions. For both sessions, food and drinks will be served and all delegates will receive copies of all guides.

This first session in three locations around the UK will be an introduction to each of the guides:

The Builder’s Book
Thermal Bridging Guide
Building Services
SAP Untangled

Rob Pannell from ZCH will open the event by explaining the background to the guides followed by Tom Dollard, architect and head of sustainable design at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects who will discuss how the quality and comfort of buildings can be enhanced by good practice on site, as well as, the impact that the correct design and installation of Building Services can have on performance of newly built homes.

Gary Nicholls from Briary Energy will round up the session by explaining the impact of the SAP assessment process and the information required by the assessor and Building Control in order to achieve compliance with certain aspects of Building Regulations Part L1A

Dates for first sessions and links to booking a place can be found below:

LONDON: 6th April
LEEDS: 21st April
BRISTOL: 5th May

The second session (dates TBC) will be a follow-up session to allow delegates to feedback their experience of using the guides and to discuss the guides with other like-minded professionals. At the end of this session, all delegates will be given a voucher for future TGR events.

Costs for both sessions (separate costs not available) are £35 for TGR members and £49 for non members.

The Agenda

The Speakers


Rob Pannell
Rob Pannell

Rob Pannell is the Managing Director of the Zero Carbon Hub, a role to which he brings a wide range of knowledge regarding sustainability, innovations, technology prototypes, trials and solutions. This knowledge is a crucial asset for both the Hub and government, with Rob working closely with ministers and senior civil servants to advise on zero carbon policy and the 2016 target.

Prior to joining the Zero Carbon Hub, Rob was a senior figure in the construction industry with over 35 years of experience with Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd. where he held a series of senior level roles, most recently as UK Director of Production (construction and design). Within this position Rob investigated and established a cost base and technical compliance of practical renewable energy and building fabric solutions to meet the various UK government policies.

Gary Nicholls
Gary Nicholls

Briary Energy Consultants was started in 2006, taking advantage of building and product knowledge, to take an integrated approach in value engineering dwellings based on our construction expertise and product knowledge. The company was setup to address all the issues associated with PART L of the building regulations.  Gary and Briary Energy currently work with over 250 architects and some of the UK’s largest house builders and M and E consultants, offering a complete Part L service from design to completion. In 2014, Gary started working with the Zero Carbon Hub based on a desire to improve the standard of new dwellings being constructed and to educate the “end user” of those dwellings, in understanding the running of their new home efficiently.

Tom Dollard
Tom Dollard

In his role as Head of Sustainable Design, Tom works across the practice to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design. Tom represents PTE at industry events such as the UK Passivhaus conference, Ecobuild, and UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) talks. In 2013 he was voted one of Building Magazine’s rising stars in sustainability, and a rising star by the UKGBC. He is on the steering group for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and has been instrumental in setting up their Bitesize Training sessions. He has contributed towards various Zero Carbon Hub projects, most recently the ‘Design versus As-Built Performance Gap’ report to the Government.

Price: £0.00


Price: £0.00

Key Supporters

The Green Register

Price: £0.00