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Green Build Festival 2016

Booking has just opened for this year’s Green Build Festival events, organised by Cumbria Action for Sustainability, starting on Monday 19 September.

There’s a bumper week of events, activities and workshops that will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to make your home, farm or community building more energy efficient. You’ll also discover ways to live in a more sustainable way, from electric vehicle transport to permaculture.

There are lots of new events this time around, so even if you've taken part in Green Build before there'll be something different for you to experience. 

Booking is essential for almost all of the events. Spaces are very limited at many of them so we'd suggest securing your places quickly. To find out more about all the events and to book,visit the CAfS events page.

Here's the programme at a glance:

Mon 19th September

Lake District Green Build Bus Tour 

Tue 20th September

Passivhaus & EnerPHit Workshop 

Wed 21st September

Greening Your Structure (free advice sessions with a structural engineer)
Blencathra Centre Tour and Hydro Visit - in a Twizy!
Insulating Solid Walls Workshop

Thu 22nd September

Installing Renewables in Existing Buildings (Full-day level 4 CPD course - the fifth in the CAfS series of courses on Retrofitting Buildings for Energy Efficiency. No need to have attended the others.)
Passivhaus – Insights from a Professional 

Fri 23rd September

Anaerobic Digester Visit
Airtightness Workshop - Theory and Practical

Sat 24th September

Passivhaus Factory Tour & House Visit
Wind Farm Tour & Home with Solar & Grass Roof

Sun 25th September

Visit to the Clay Dabbin Earth-Build Exhibition Centre

PLUS a full weekend of visits to eco homes and sites across the county.