Ecological host UK-wide airtightness seminars

Ecological host UK-wide airtightness seminars

To celebrate BBA approval of its Pro Clima Intello Plus intelligent airtight membrane, Ecological Building Systems and Pro Clima have announced a seminar tour that will bring airtightness insights to five locations around the UK.

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Kicking off at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon on 16 October, the airtightness tour then visits London, Belfast and Glasgow before culminating at The Studio in Birmingham on 22 November.

Each event will include a packed full-day programme of technical presentations and discussion topics from Pro Clima, the Ecological Building Systems team and the BBA, along with practical installation demonstrations, a guest keynote speaker and a round table discussion. The seminars can be counted as six structured CPD points and attendance includes lunch and refreshments, with opportunities for networking and informal discussion.

Ecological Building Systems has launched a dedicated website for the seminar tour,, where delegates can register their interest and secure their place, with early bird discounts available on the standard delegate fee of £80 including VAT.

Niall Crosson, group technical manager at Ecological Building Systems, said: “The BBA’s seal of approval for Pro Clima Intello Plus gives specifiers complete peace of mind that the membrane will deliver on its promise of humidity variable airtightness, for more energy efficient environments with enhanced building comfort with reduced risk of structural damage from trapped moisture, thanks to Intello’s unique hydro-safe properties.”

This is particularly crucial given the extremely high levels of humidity often experienced on building sites throughout the UK. The opening presentation at each seminar, from the BBA technical excellence team’s senior scientist, Jon Denyer, will outline why respected standards and the testing they involve are so critical in the built environment sector. Niall Crosson continued: “The purpose of the seminars is to demonstrate the increased thermal performance and year-round building comfort that can be achieved by improving airtightness across both residential and commercial buildings, in new builds and retrofits.” Crosson will also be delivering presentations at each seminar, alongside Pro Clima’s head of applications technology Michael Foerster. Each event will also include a discussion of a local passive house or low energy project.

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