ReallySmartHouse, a pioneering and award-winning project aiming to stimulate low-carbon economic growth, has announced a series of free-to-attend workshops on a variety of sustainability topics for built-environment SMEs in the East of England. With the aim of reducing carbon emissions from new and existing properties, the workshops will also inform companies and local authorities on the benefits of working within the burgeoning green economy. The project is headed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in partnership with South Essex Homes and London-based architecture, innovation and sustainability consultancy The Facility.
Running until December 2013, the workshops will focus on topics such as ‘Local Government Procurement’, ‘Marketing & Business Development’, ‘Building Information Modelling’, ‘Sustainability and The Green Deal’ and ‘Environmental Management and Smart Houses’ and will feature celebrity experts such as engineer/inventor and TV presenter Dick Strawbridge and gardening TV personality Tommy Walsh offering their insights. As well as gaining a competitive edge, companies which complete 12 hours of training will receive a ReallySmartHouse accreditation as well as the opportunity to attend the ReallySmartHouse Awards ceremony in January 2013.
Sustainability and the Green Deal with speaker Dick Strawbridge
7 October 2013
9am - 3pm
The Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier
Marketing and Business Development Seminar
5 November 2013
12pm - 5pm
Sands Restaurant, Western Esplanade
Building Information Modelling Lecture
20 November 2013