In 2016, Cundall launched a Sustainable Design Training Programme - the Cundall Diploma. This unique in-house training programme, is open to all staff regardless of discipline or level.
It is designed to upskill and empower our people in sustainable design, giving participants the technical knowledge and the confidence to challenge conventional thinking and to continue to drive Cundall’s success in improving the built environment.
With 13 modules, each lasting two months, the course is designed to cover the core sustainable design topics and give participants a broad understanding of issues, trends and solutions required to educate partners and clients. The course will be running on an annual cycle, with the module agenda for this prestigious learning programme outlined below:
- Climate change and the role of designers
- Reducing energy consumption in buildings
- One Planet Living – Application within the built environment
- Pollution and Toxicity
- Embodied Impacts
- Sustainability and BIM
- Building regulations – how they promote and hinder sustainable design
- Natural Capital
- Sustainable Water Design
- Clean and renewable energy
- Making buildings WELL
- The future of cities
- Rating tools
Having independently reviewed and assessed the course content and processes, the CPD Standards Office granted formal CPD status to the Diploma, with Cundall officially recognised as a CPD provider. All participants who complete the modules and the course will be issued with an official CPD Certificate of Attendance, which they can subsequently use within their formal CPD record for professional bodies or institutes, helping their way towards formal chartership.