The Green Register's sustainable building course is now available through the University of Westminster’s Build Up program.

Following a successful launch in July, Build Up has seen an upsurge of built environment professionals registering for one of 1,500 free places on offer to help develop their careers during the recession.

Delegates can now sign up for training in sustainable building design delivered by The Green Register (TGR). The course aims to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the growing demand for green building products and services.

Laura Harding, Build Up programme director, said: “The programme features a range of collaborative projects involving local authorities and not-for-profit organisations that focus on the development of green skills, dealing with low carbon and sustainable community issues. Our association with The Green Register helps strengthen our focus on adapting building practices and individual projects to become more environmentally sustainable.”

The two-day course is based on TGR’s Sustainable Building & Services course. It will provide an opportunity to learn about the essential issues surrounding sustainable building practices and to network with like-minded individuals across a range of disciplines

Lucy Pedler, TGR’s director and head trainer, said: “Sustainable construction is no longer viewed as an ‘alternative’ method of building, and is increasingly being considered a fundamental approach to the way we design and construct our buildings. There is a great deal to learn and with new legislation being introduced at an ever-increasing pace, the challenge is to keep abreast of new developments and remain competitive.”

The course is due to take place on the 21 and 22 January 2010. Delegates who complete the course will also qualify for Green Register membership.