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Gates MacBain Associates are in the process of developing a number of CPD units which can be studied on-line at a time that is convenient to the candidate.

Each unit equates to 16 hours study time and candidates complete a number of written tasks to gain a CPD certificate

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This Unit is recognised and accepted as 2 days CPD by:

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Sustainability is based on the principle that everything we need for our survival and well-being, both now and in the future, depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.

The aim of Sustainability is to maintain a balance between ourselves and our use of natural resources and the environment in order to ensure that we have water, materials, and resources for future generations.

The purpose of this unit is to introduce the concepts and requirements’ relating to Sustainability and the way it applies to the construction process.

Aims and Objectives

At the end of this unit you should be able to:
  • Define Sustainability.
  • Recognise the need for inter-governmental actions.
  • Identify the relevant legislation.
  • Recognise the different actions expected of each customer type and their corresponding costs and/or benefits.
  • Recognise the actions expected of utility companies and the corresponding benefits to customers.
  • Recognise how the Government is encouraging the pursuit of renewable resources and encouraging actions in the efficient use of energy and water.
  • Recognise how sustainability and innovation are being encouraged in new and existing developments.
  • Explain the development policy for sustainable development.
  • Explain the objectives of the UK Government with regard to a sustainable development strategy.
  • State the purpose of the Code for Sustainability.
  • State the categories of sustainable design.
  • State the purpose of BREEAM.
  • Explain how BREEAM functions.
  • Explain the EU sustainable Development Strategy.


The cost for the unit and certification is £150 +VAT.

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