Event: Checking the Pulse: Passivhaus in Practice

The Green Register

July 1st 2021

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Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Join us for a new, half-day online and interactive live event featuring a fantastic line-up of speakers, healthy debate and networking opportunities

In the first decade of the 21st century, the passivhaus standards were often considered ‘nice to have but too expensive and difficult to build’ and it was not until 2009 that the first certified passivhaus building in the UK – a detached house in rural Wales – was completed.

Nine years later the number of certified passivhaus buildings including EnerPHit (passivhaus for existing buildings) exceeded 1000 and the building types now include houses, schools, offices and even a passivhaus church.

This informative session will chart the rapid acceptance of passivhaus in the UK and Ireland as an achievable, affordable standard that can make a huge contribution to reducing the impact buildings have on our environment.

After an opening address from Jon Bootland, CEO of the Passivhaus Trust, we’ll hear from Sally Godber, building services engineer and co-founder of WARM (energy consultancy and passivhaus design). Sally will look back at where passivhaus was at the beginning of this century, where we are now and what the future looks like for this important building standard. Sally will also touch on how costs for building to passivhaus standard have decreased as our understanding increases.

Following Greengauge’s talk, we will present four ’warts-and-all’ case studies to illustrate how the standard is applied across different building types, where the design team - a combination of the architect, client, contractor and building services engineer - encountered challenges and how they overcame them.

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