Ecological Building Systems takes airtightness on tour

Ecological have run a number of Master Classes and events, inviting eminent speakers from throughout Europe to continue their mission of creating a better built environment through diffusion open building techniques.

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.

Kicking off at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon on the 16th of October, the Air Tightness Tour then visits London, Belfast and Glasgow before culminating at The Studio in Birmingham on the 22nd of 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 key note speaker presentation, and a guest speaker who will bring their own perspective on achieving airtightness on some leading low energy and Passivhaus projects, Charlie Luxton of ‘Building the Dream’ will be kicking off the tour in Swindon. The seminars can be counted as 6 Structured CPD points and attendance includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, with opportunities for networking and informal discussion.

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

Explains Niall Crosson, group technical manager at Ecological Building Systems: “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 air tightness for more energy efficient environments with enhanced building comfort with reduced risk of structural damage from trapped moisture thanks for Intello’s unique hydrosafe 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.

“The purpose of the seminars is to demonstrate the increased thermal performance and year-round building comfort that can be achieved by improving air tightness across both residential and commercial buildings, in new builds and retrofits, and we look forward to presenting a compelling case to delegates and answering any questions they may have to aid best practice specification and installation.”

Niall will also be delivering presentations at each seminar, alongside Jon Denyer and pro clima’s engineer head of applications technology, Michael Foerster.

Jon Denyer adds: “This seminar tour provides a unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals about designing, specifying and constructing buildings that optimise fabric efficiency and occupier comfort while remaining free from condensation-related damage.

“We are looking forward to meeting delegates around the country and helping them resolve their specification and technical challenges.”

Further information about the dates, locations and programme for the all five seminars are available on the website: