Professional development around practical and
creative topics. Members receive a significant
discount on the booking fee.
The Green Recovery
5 x 2 hour morning sessions
1 x 2 hour evening session
Start date:
Friday 28 January 2022
10.00 - 12.00am
Online course
'live'/hybrid sessions
Members £325 + VAT
Non-Members £475 + VAT
Studentss £175 + VAT
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28 January, 4,11, 17 (evening session), 24 February, 4 March 2022
(This is rescheduled from a start date in November 2021)

The Green Recovery course aims to develop a designer’s knowledge of sustainable inter-disciplinary design strategies and how to put them into practice. Through a series of presentations, exercises and tutorials we share examples from leading professionals in these areas. The course also discusses how to continue to develop these skills, examines the way we work and how to keep up to date with the latest research. The course will create a network of people with a shared passion and a space to suggest and test ideas to change practices. 

The course is aimed at environmental engineers, structural engineers and architects. But any professionals working in the built environment would benefit from attending. Emphasis is placed on cross-disciplinary and holistic approaches to design.

Each week covers a different area:
Embodied Carbon
The stages of whole life carbon assessment, tools available for calculation and practice embodied carbon calculations.
Operational Carbon
The success of operational carbon reductions, design aspects that impact operational carbon and what we should be considering at an early stage.
Near Zero Carbon Case Studies
Case studies where operational and embodied carbon have been balanced and seeing our work as a development process, not a series of individual projects.
Blue Green Infrastructure
Understanding the role this plays in the climate emergency, the improvements it can bring and case studies already looking in this area.
Regenerative Design
The spectrum of design including sustainability and regenerative, standards that are encouraging a regenerative approach and how to achieve it.
Putting it into Practice
How it is being put into practice and how we can each do more individually and within our companies.

The Green Recovery course was initially run twice as part of the Engineering Club Mini-Masters in 2020. It has created a network of passionate designers and been developed into its own course.

The course is led by Ciaran Malik (click here for biographical information) with the involvement of leading practitioners, teachers and policy makers, including:

Dr Julie Godefroy a sustainability consultant and CIBSE’s Technical Manager. She is a chartered engineer and has a PhD in low-carbon buildings. She has been involved in a variety of projects from early masterplanning stages through to post-occupancy evaluation, as well as policy work.She has worked in most sectors, with a particular interest in housing and heritage buildings. Currently her main areas of work are low-carbon buildings, health and wellbeing, and project implementation aspects such as procurement and post-occupancy evaluation. She is the author of CIBSE’s revised TM40 – Health and Wellbeing. She is on the advisory group for UCL’s MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, a member of the Edge, and sustainability adviser for the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group.

Xavier Aguilo i Aran and Anna Mestre are founders of UK firm BAC Engineering Consultancy Group. They have undertaken a number of near-zero carbon project in Spain where they originally established their professional careers. Their projects take a holistic approach to balancing embodied and operational carbon.

Kathleen Hetrick, Buro Happold Los Angeles, California, is part of Buro Happold’s sustainability and physics team and combines her passion for human-focused sustainable design with a technical background in mechanical engineering. She has experience in a wide range of cutting-edge projects across all scales of work including multiple LEED platinum projects, Living Building Challenge projects, historical adaptive reuse, LEED Neighborhood Developments, and city and campus sustainability plans.
Her most recent project work includes coordinating the Living Building Challenge process for the Santa Monica City Services Building, as well as leading the LEED v4 and WELL v1 certification of one of the largest mixed-use redevelopments in downtown Detroit.Kathleen recently led the WELL certification process for the Buro Happold Los Angeles Office, following the LEED v4 Gold Certification of the office space through her role as the Buro Happold West Coast Environmental Coordinator.

Nanco Dolman, Royal Haskoning, Netherlands is a leading professional in Water Resilient Cities. He holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a BLA in landscape architecture from Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. From 2011 to 2016, Nanco was part time lecturer in Adaptive Urban Development at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Internationally recognised as a front runner in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Nanco specialises in bridging water resilient design and engineering. Currently Nanco is the Water Sensitive City expert for the EU Interreg funded research-project CATCH, Water Sensitive Cities: the response to challenges of extreme weather events in the North Sea region.

The course will be run on Zoom with 'live'/hybrid sessions in London if circumstances allow.