Ecobuild 2014: Near-zero non-domestic buildings - the best approach

This session examines the imperatives to design and construct cost-effective, energy-efficient non-domestic buildings. Speakers considered the benefits of a fabric-first approach to design, and examines the role of technologies in creating buildings which are simple and cheap to run, as well as being near-zero carbon.

Chair: Professor David Strong, David Strong Consulting & Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings

•The eco-minimalistic approach to deliver exemplary sustainable buildings at reduced M&E cost - Professor David Strong, David Strong Consulting & Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings

•Passive design strategies for non-domestic buildings - Professor Sandy Liddell Halliday, Principal, Gaia Research

•As-built versus design performance - Mark Allen, UK Habitat Technical Manager, Saint-Gobain

•What are the impacts of aspiring to zero carbon for the wider industry? - Nitesh Magdani, Director of Sustainability, Bam Construct

•What do the 2013 Part L changes mean for the zero carbon trajectory to 2019 for non-domestic buildings? - Dan Jestico, Head of Research & Development, Hilson Moran

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Ecobuild, zero carbon buildings, performance gap, passive design

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