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Passivhaus Bitesize Training - Building services

Date: 4 February 2019 Time: 13:30 - 17:30
Location: Ryder, Cooper's Studio, Newcastle, NE1 3NN Cost: £112 exc. VAT for PHT members, £125 exc. VAT for non-members

Summary

Although the full Passivhaus training is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Passivhaus design, some construction professionals may not have the time or resources to be able to attend the typical Passivhaus two week course. These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles - what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. 

The trainers are experts who are successfully designing and building Passivhaus in UK - among others, Bill Butcher, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber, Nick Grant, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, and Passivhaus Certifiers Will South, Mike Roe and Peter Warm. Assisted by Passivhaus Designers Piers Sadler and Tom Dollard.

 

Who should attend?

This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK:  Architects, Builders, Structural and Services Engineers, Quantity surveyors and Potential Clients – all can learn how to deliver real low energy buildings. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and for achieving low energy performance. Unlike the full Passivhaus Designer course and exam, these sessions do not require calculations, but show the principles behind the standard so that every member of the design team can understand what the Passivhaus Designer on the team is doing.


AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Bitesize Training

For more details about the sessions visit www.greenregister.org.uk or www.passivhaustraining.co.uk

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership.

 

Event Two: Building services, with Mark Siddall

What building services are necessary for a Passivhaus?  This half day session explores the different services required in true low energy buildings. In these buildings, the heat requirement is usually smaller than the other loads such as hot water, and one of the reasons for this, after the fabric first approach, is the adoption of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems.

These mechanical ventilation systems need to be integrated into the building for successful operation, and we look at the necessary components, how they should best be installed, their space requirements, and where the supply and extract ducts need to be terminated. The maintenance access requirements (filter changes) are considered. We touch on commissioning and how this needs to be carried out. There is a small group exercise of finding suitable locations and spaces for the equipment on a simple plan, all from the point of view of a non specialist.

The second part of the session looks at how the choice of fuel for heating and hot water system can be different from conventional buildings: The Passivhaus requirement for heating systems is to produce a continuous trickle of heat, rather than a conventional system switched on and off by a time switch.

The design of hot water systems can be improved to minimize losses, using radial plumbing in small diameter pipes, and there is a short group exercise on this. The definition of Primary Energy is explained and how to pass the Passivhaus requirements for this, in particular the effect of fuel choice and the difficulties communal heating systems can bring.

 

Other sessions

Fundamentals - 4 Feb (am)

Construction - 13 Feb (am)

Putting PH into practice - 13 Feb (pm)


Costs

PHT, AECB, Green Register members:  £112 excl. VAT per session or discounted rate of £400 excl. VAT for all four sessions

Non-members:  £125 excl. VAT per session or discounted rate of £450 excl. VAT for all four sessions

 

Booking

Book online at  www.passivhaustraining.co.uk/bitesize-newcastle

 

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