Seminar 1: A retrofit solution to building sustainability

Sustainable design is no longer a catchphrase, it’s an imperative. The need and urgency to update the existing building stock has never been greater and upgrading windows is one of the most challenging aspects of retrofit projects.

In our RIBA approved CPD, we help you to navigate through all the aspects of secondary glazing specification. You’ll learn how to determine what’s right for your or your client’s needs, what design considerations to bear in mind and lots more. We talk about typical applications and case studies and look at how to maximise product performance such as U-values, acoustic insulation and security.  We also cover all the important regulatory aspects and design considerations, with particular emphasis on Heritage and Listed Buildings. Our aim is to give you confidence to design discreet, sympathetic treatments that meet the required performance levels and encourage you to involve your secondary glazing provider – like Selectaglaze – early on in the design process.  You can book an online or in-person CPD. The in-person CPD can be held either at your office or in the Selectaglaze premises in St Albans. If you visit us in St Albans, we can offer a factory tour to give you an in-depth insight into the bespoke design and manufacture.


  • How secondary glazing can help meet net zero and other sustainability commitments
  • Thermal insulation and upgrades to Part L (including U-values)
  • Control of noise with acoustic insulation (including dB ratings) 
  • Window security (including blast, intruder, ballistic and fire) 
  • Applications (including Listed and heritage buildings)
  • Standards and regulations
  • Specification process (including the range of products)
  • Maintenance
  • Economics

Distributed during or on completion of the seminar:

  • CPD seminar notes
  • Product and performance guide
  • Case study booklet
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Length 45 mins plus Q&A
RIBA Core curriculum Design, Construction and Technology
Sustainable Architecture
Material Type In-person or online 
“Very impressed with the presenter Nicholas Dabney, probably one of the most coherent CPDs I have attended. Very knowledgeable and knew how to keep the listener engaged”
Helen Wood - CPMG Architects 
“The Q&A at the end which was more tailored to our focus on historic buildings. The presenter was very knowledgeable and gave practical and commercial advice.”
Jenifer Cooke - RPS Group
“Its comprehensiveness on the majority of considerations when specifying secondary glazing including fixing details. The use of videos was very good. The diagrams were easy to read. The verbal delivery was engaging and very clear.”
Ronan Morris - Wright and Wright Architects 
“Seeing the detailed drawings was great. The videos were also helpful. It was all very clearly laid out and explained, and the level of detail seemed right for the amount of time available.”
Deirdre Connel - The Princes Foundation 
“Great presentation and slideshow/videos”
Christopher Farquhar - Savills


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