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The road to 2050 and the role rainscreen cladding plays in our sustainable future

Sotech unveil brand new RIBA approved CPD on sustainability

It has been reported that there is more CO2 in the atmosphere today than at any point in the past two million years. Companies are being challenged by the greater population and through government policy to contribute to the reduction of CO2 through the creation of green buildings and sustainable working practices.

By 2030, all new buildings must operate at net zero carbon, and by 2050, 100% of buildings must operate at net zero carbon.

In answer to this challenge, rainscreen cladding company Sotech has launched its second RIBA approved CPD training: How Can Rainscreen Cladding Create Sustainable Value?

Led by Northern Specification Manager Samantha Porter, this brand new, thirty-minute live training addresses the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic – as well as how to meet government and industry commitments. 

“The core premise of sustainability is being able to meet our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”, said Claire Ryan, adding:

“The construction industry contributes significantly to climate change, accounting for 40% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. The purpose of the CPD is to educate specifiers on the urgent need to design for a more sustainable future, and show them exactly how they can select the most sustainable materials and finishes for the future. To do this, we go into depth on the rainscreen materials and finishes available, showing the environmental impact of each, as well as small changes that can add up to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.”

Available to book as a live on site training or online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, the brand new CPD focuses on the specific ways in which rainscreen cladding can add sustainable value at every stage of the building life cycle.

With a look at the different rainscreen cladding systems available and the stunning ways in which they can be adapted to create highly original building designs, the CPD also goes into depth on the main sustainable materials available, showing their full product lifecycle and the pros and cons of each material.

“Sustainability is a core part of our supply chain and we’re passionate about. It is a big topic in the industry”, said Samantha, adding: “Decarbonisation, net zero, embodied and operational carbon and EPD certification are the key topics being discussed up and down the country and globally. Our role as a rainscreen cladding provider is to not only provide highly sustainable products for the sector, but to ensure architects, designers and specifiers are selecting the most sustainable option for their project. It’s not just education, it’s practical education people can act on immediately.”

How Can Rainscreen Cladding Create Sustainable Value? is one of two RIBA approved CPD trainings available from Sotech.

The original CDP – How to Safely Specify Rainscreen Cladding? – was applauded nation-wide and takes an in depth look at the main safety considerations when specifying rainscreen cladding – covering what exactly is required to meet fire safety regulations and the full range of systems, materials and finishes available for your next project.

To learn more the CPD trainings available, click the link below for full and book a spot for you or your team.



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