BLP Butterfly-Another Chance to See Future of Sustainable Design


Source: Marketwire

The Chrysalis is shedding

LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 10/20/11 -- If you missed the first flight of the BLP Butterfly, BLP is repeating the introductory presentation that it hosted in September as part of the World Green Building Week.

The next presentation is on Wednesday 16 November 08:30-10:00 at BLP's offices (90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST) is free, but please register with BLP as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The September event launched Butterfly and prompted a lively discussion amongst the audience of construction and environmental professionals. For a taster of what to expect, please see the presentation slides and video footage at

Jeff Maxted, Peter Mayer and Robert Klaschka will show how this carbon design and decision tool can change the way that the building industry calculates the costs of carbon and the impact of each decision in the design and construction of residential property.

Butterfly has evolved from BLP's successful Life Cycle Costing tool, which integrates their construction durability database that has been built up over the last 25 years and which is already in use amongst industry professionals looking to make design choices on the basis of life cycle cost. The first version of the Butterfly tool will be for use in residential new and existing buildings.

At the launch, delegates quizzed Jeff, Peter and Robert with detailed, technical and specific subjects for nearly two hours and the final question from many was 'When can we have it?'

Jeff explained: 'It was an excellent dialogue at a very high level and Peter and Robert came away with even more ideas for Butterfly's development. I think Butterfly excited our delegates because they saw, for the first time, that we have developed a single tool that will have reliable data and processes and together we can advance the UK's green building agenda exponentially. And the answer to the question 'When can we have it?' is late 2012.'

For more information please see or to reserve your place at the next presentation please email

Notes for editors:

BLP offers an innovative, revolutionary approach to defects insurance for new buildings and refurbishments in commercial and mixed schemes as their policies give clients not only what they want, but what they need.

Unlike traditional new homes warranties, BLP's insurance covers the building - not the developer - and does not ask developers to pay up front registration fees, ongoing membership fees, bonds, guarantees or deposits.

For claims, only proof of damage is required not proof of liability. BLP's cover is approved by the majority of British mortgage lenders.

BLP has long standing relationships with architects, designers, builders, developers, housing associations and professionals to the building, pension and insurance sectors. Some of their clients are: Land Securities Plc, Catalyst Communities Housing Association Ltd, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Newlon Housing Trust, Prime Development Plc, Breyer Group Plc, Clarendon Homes Ltd, Concept Construction Services Ltd, Keyside Properties Ltd and Seagrave Developments Ltd.

BLP (Building LifePlans Limited) was incorporated in 1999 and is a subsidiary of Thomas Miller. It is regulated by the FSA and backed by Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality AG (UK branch) which has an AA insurer star rating.

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