Passivhaus Affiliate

MASTERCLASS: Design Optimisation

Date: 27 June 2018 Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY Cost: £150 for PHT members, £220 for non-members

Passivhaus Trust Masterclass logoSponsored by Saint-GobainSpeakers:

Nick Grant: Elemental Solutions
Sally Godber: WARM: Low Energy Building Practice

Sally and Nick are Passivhaus Designers with many years of experience working on all kinds of projects from tiny huts to the largest Passivhaus building in the UK.  One thing that unites them is a common interest in optimisation and learning to do better.  They will share their experience and propose new strategies, with the intention of enabling more thoughtful design.

Design should be about evolution of ideas: what works, how we could improve, what the occupants loved, what we wouldnt do again.  This is a celebration of iteration and learning from the 20th project, not the first”

They will bring an awareness of the relationship between cost, energy performance and design freedom to get the best out of all three


Topics explored:

  • Discussion of what costs, and where extra energy consumption creeps in
  • How to design to a budget and get low energy, both for the hut and the 5-storey tower
  • How PHPP can help (how geeky do you want to get)
  • When to make changes, and when not to
  • Unintended consequences, hard lessons to learn

Full agenda TBC.


This session is wholly interactive and is aimed at anyone who has an interest in design of low energy buildings – expect to share your experiences as well as learn from other participants.



To book your place, please contact Roger Southcott at

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