Passivhaus: Principles and Examples

What is the Passivhaus standard and how can it be achieved? This half day seminar will look at the principles and performance standards of Passivhaus and give practical guidance on the requirements for certification.

Confirmed speakers include:

Chair – Alexis Rowell, Cutting the Carbon
London Borough of Camden – Local Development Framework
Former Camden councillor and Chair of the council’s all-party Sustainability Task Force which successfully saw the Passivhaus standard become an aspiration in Camden's Local Development Framework.

Dr Neil Cutland, Executive Director, Inbuilt The history, principles and performance standards of Passivhaus
Inbuilt is one of a handful of organisations in the UK who are approved by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany to certify Passivhaus schemes.
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Justin Bere – Principal, Bere Architects
Passivhaus case studies & social housing prototype
One of the UK’s foremost Passivhaus practitioners, and winner of numerous design awards. Bere Architects have current projects in social housing, new build and retrofit.
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Paul Jennings - Air Leakage Detailing & Awareness Services (ALDAS)
Air testing for Passivhaus

One of the UK’s most respected air tightness testing specialists with 25 years of experience of advising on good design and how to avoid failures.
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John Lefever - Regional Head of Development, Hastoe Housing Association
Rural social housing scheme
Have secured a grant from HCA to deliver 14 homes built to achieve Passivhaus certification at CSH Level 4 Hastoe and are on site now. A second site is soon to be developed.
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Sue Brimlow – Sustainability Manager, Hadlow College, Rural Regeneration Centre - What it’s like to work in a Passivhaus environment
The new Rural Regeneration Centre at Hadlow College, Kent has recently been completed and is soon to be assessed for Passivhaus certification.
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Sofie Pelsmakers - Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader MA Architecture, University of East London
Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) – practical demonstrations

PHPP software is the required package for designing a Passivhaus project, but on first sight can be intimidating.
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Cost: £50 + VAT