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December 2012

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The UEA Low Carbon Campus Tour

The UEA Low Carbon Campus Tour

Date: 12th December 2012 Time: 15:00 - 19:00
Location: Thomas Paine Building, University of East Anglia, Norwich Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

This tour organised by Adapt CBE will give an overview of the UEA's low carbon campus including a visit of the UEA Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant, Thomas Paine Study Centre and Elizabeth Fry Buildings.


Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Date: 11th December 2012 Time: All day
Location: Green Building Store's HQ in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Cost: £295+VAT (standard), £265.50 +VAT for PHT members

Green Building Store's construction division Green Building Company will be offering a further one-day intensive course on the Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects such as the Denby Dale Passivhaus.


The Green Deal Appraised

The Green Deal Appraised

Date: 5th December 2013 Time: 08:30 - 13:15
Location: BRE Innovation Park, The Renewable House, Watford Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

Two case studies - one on EnerPhit - the passivhaus standard - will be presented along with a legislative overview.


November 2012

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Austria Passivhaus Site Visit Tour

Austria Passivhaus Site Visit Tour

Date: 26th-28th November Time: Over 3 days
Location: Innsbruck, Wels, Vienna (Austria) Cost: See event page for details

The Austrian Passivhaus Site Visit Tour organised and sponsored by Advantage Austria is intended to inform UK construction experts about the latest developments in sustainable building in Austria.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Date: 21st, 22nd & 23rd November 2012; Exam: November 24th Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Location: Warrington, Manchester Cost: £425 (includes lunch, tuition & course notes), 10% discount for PHT members

Excellent onsite workmanship and attention to detail is critical in achieving the required Passivhaus standards. To aid this process a new qualification has been developed by the Passivhaus Institut to recognise those tradespeople that can demonstrate the required level of knowledge to construct a building to the Passivhaus standard. This course is run by Target Zero.


Healthy Homes: Ventilating for good indoor air quality

Healthy Homes: Ventilating for good indoor air quality

Date: 21st November 2012 Time: 13.30 - 17.00
Location: Create Centre Smeaton Road Bristol BS1 6XN Cost: £59 for Green Register / GHA / UKIEG / PHT members; £85 for non-members; 3 places for the price of 2 (£118 members; £170 non-members)

This seminar will explore how we ensure best practice design, installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance, all vital components to the success of the system to deliver good indoor air quality to maximize the health and wellbeing of occupants?


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Date: 13th-14th November 2012 Time: Distance learning with 2 days face to face training plus 90 minute exam
Location: BRE, Watford Cost: £550 + VAT (standard price); £500 + VAT (discounted price for CIOB and PHT members); Examination Fee: £150 + VAT

Excellent onsite workmanship and attention to detail is critical in achieving the required Passivhaus standards. To aid this process a new qualification has been developed by the Passivhaus Institut to recognise those tradespeople that can demonstrate the required level of knowledge to construct a building to the Passivhaus standard.


Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 12th November 2012 Time: Various
Location: Bristol Cost: £1999 + VAT; Discounts for PHT members

AECB CarbonLite, in Association with WARM Low Energy Building Practice, offers a Passive House Designer programme specifically for the UK.


UK Passivhaus Open Days 2012

UK Passivhaus Open Days 2012

Date: 9th Nov - 11th November 2012 Time: Over 3 days
Location: All over the UK Cost: FREE

The Open Days have been organised in conjunction with The International Passive House Days set up by the International Passive House Association (iPHA).


UK Passivhaus Open Days 2012- Participating Projects

UK Passivhaus Open Days 2012- Participating Projects

Date: 9th Nov - 11th November 2012 Time: Over 3 days
Location: All over the UK Cost: FREE

At the UK Passivhaus Open Days, you will have the opportunity to experience the comforts of the Passivhaus standard first hand and learn more about it.


UK Passivhaus Conference 2012

UK Passivhaus Conference 2012

Date: 7th-8th November 2012 Time: All day
Location: East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham Cost: See event page

The 2012 two day UK Passivhaus Conference offers a comprehensive review of the uptake of Passivhaus in the UK covering the standard, its suitability in the UK, leading edge case studies and practical delivery of the first Passivhaus projects in the UK. The conference is being organised by the Passivhaus Trust and the BRE, together with their supporting partners and affiliates.


October 2012

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Certified European Passive House Designer Course & Exam

Certified European Passive House Designer Course & Exam

Date: 29th October - 15th November 2012 Time: 8:00-17.00/17.30 all days
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Cost: £1,930 to non- members; £1,780 to PHT members

In order to promote adoption of the Passivhaus standard and ensure that it is implemented with correct quality, the EU funded the CEPH project to deliver robust training and certification for Passivhaus Designers across EU member states.


GHA CONFERENCE: Delivering Good Homes - Defining, Planning, Designing, Managing and Financing

GHA CONFERENCE: Delivering Good Homes - Defining, Planning, Designing, Managing and Financing

Date: 25th October 2012 Time: 9.00- 17.30 followed by drinks
Location: Senate House, London Cost: £129 for non GHA members (till 12th October, £149 after); 20% off for PHT Members

A must attend 1 day conference organised by the GHA with leading industry speakers and panelists taking you through all of the key issues of new homes development


The Green Deal Appraised

The Green Deal Appraised

Date: 24th October 2012 Time: 08:30 - 13:15
Location: Adapt, NRP Innovation Centre, Norwich Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

Two case studies - one on EnerPhit - the passivhaus standard - will be presented along with a legislative overview.


Wahroonga Passivhaus Open Day

Wahroonga Passivhaus Open Day

Date: 20th-21st October 2012 Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Wahroonga (previously Greystones) New Street Ledbury HR8 2EL Cost: FREE

Visit a Passivhaus newly built by Herefordshire builder Mike Whitfield Construction.


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Date: 17th October 2012 Time: 08:30 - 16:45
Location: BRE Innovation Park: The Renewable House, Watford Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

This seminar conducted by Adapt CBE explores significant detailing issues such as cold bridge elimination and provides an overview of how the Passivhaus Planning Package is used to design and deliver to the Passivhaus standard.


Sequestered Carbon - its role in resource efficient buildings

Sequestered Carbon - its role in resource efficient buildings

Date: 17th October 2012 Time: 17.30 - 20.00
Location: Ability Media, 56, Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1 0AS Cost: FREE

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and Architype Architects cordially invite you to a highly topical evening with plenty of time for discussion, followed by drinks.


IHDC 2012 Conference- Ecosystem Services Come to Town

IHDC 2012 Conference- Ecosystem Services Come to Town

Date: 15th October 2012 Time: 10:00 - 21:00
Location: Flett Lecture Theatre - Exhibition Road Entrance Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD Cost: £145.00-Standard Fee, £105.00-PHT Members

Our towns and cities face numerous complex challenges - overheating, surface water management, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity and green space. The IHDC 2012 Conference on 15th October discusses ways and means to work with nature and integrate an ecosystem services approach to the design of the built environment.


Embodied Carbon, Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Embodied Carbon, Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: 10th October 2012 Time: 08:30 - 13:15
Location: Adapt, NRP Innovation Centre, Norwich Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

What is embodied carbon and why is it important? This seminar by Adapt CBE provides an overview on the current status of embodied carbon in the built environment.


Fuel poverty and residents: identifying solutions

Fuel poverty and residents: identifying solutions

Date: 10th October 2012 Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Manchester Cost: See event page

Fuel poverty could rise to 1 in 3 homes by 2016. Sustainable Homes and partners will present a one-day conference investigating the research and action being taken to combat fuel poverty.


September 2012

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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 26th September - 5th October 2012 Time: Distance Learning and 7 training days split over two weeks
Location: BRE, Watford Cost: £2,250+VAT (standard price); £2,000+VAT (PHT members)

The Certified European Passivhaus Designer (CEPH) qualification provides candidates with all of the skills necessary to successfully design and deliver domestic buildings to the Passivhaus standard. This CEPH training course is conducted by the BRE.


Sustainable Design - New Builds & Retrofit in Conservation Areas

Sustainable Design - New Builds & Retrofit in Conservation Areas

Date: 21st September 2012 Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Paul Davis + Partners, The Old School House, 178 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UP Cost: FREE

Paul Davis & Partners will present recent projects with a focus on deep-retrofit (Passivhaus) in conservation areas and what it entails.


The Passivhaus Challenge: Understanding High-Performance Envelope Design

The Passivhaus Challenge: Understanding High-Performance Envelope Design

Date: 19th September 2012 Time: 8.30 - 9.30
Location: Atelier Ten, 19 Perseverance Works, 38 Kingsland Road, E2 8DD Cost: FREE

An exemplar model for the application of Passivhaus in the UK


Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Date: 12th September 2012 Time: All day
Location: BRE, Watford Cost: £350+VAT (standard), 10% discount for PHT members

This introductory course and workshop run by BRE is aimed at all those with an interest in low-energy design, construction and the Passivhaus standard.


Passivhaus in the UK - What you need to know

Passivhaus in the UK - What you need to know

Date: 11th September 2012 Time: 18:00 onwards
Location: Ecotech Centre, Turbine Way, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7HT Cost: £5 CIOB Members and £8 Non-Members

This event organised by CIOB will deliver a 'warts and all' introduction to Passivhaus in the UK.


Certified European Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified European Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: Various Time: Various
Location: Various Cost: Contact Target Zero

This CEPH course is delivered by Target Zero, who are accredited by the Passivhaus Institut Darmstadt, Germany to conduct the training.


August 2012

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Passivhaus Site Visit: Bushbury Hill Primary School

Passivhaus Site Visit: Bushbury Hill Primary School

Date: 31st August 2012 Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Wolverhampton Cost: £12.50 + VAT; £10 + VAT RIBA Members; £7.50 + VAT Students

Mark Lumley, Associate Director at Architype, will guide a tour of Bushbury Hill Primary School, winner of numerous awards. This visit is organised by RIBA West Midlands.


Passivhaus Site Visit: Richmond Hill & Swillington Primary Schools

Passivhaus Site Visit: Richmond Hill & Swillington Primary Schools

Date: 31st August 2012 Time: 13:00 onwards
Location: Richmond Hill Primary School, Clark Crescent, Leeds Cost: FREE

Passivhaus was selected on Richmond Hill and Swillington Primary Schools as a means of achieving the 60% Carbon reduction required for the projects without resorting to biomass.


Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Workshop

Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Workshop

Date: 22nd-23rd August 2012 Time: 9:30 to 16:30
Location: Scottish Passive House Centre - Dalgety Business Centre, Ridge Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9JN Cost: £295+ VAT (15% discount for PHT members)

This 2-day workshop is tailored for architects and consultants who would like to get to know the Passive House Planning Package and for certified Passive House Designers, who would like to refresh their knowledge or get help with current projects.


Introduction to the Passive House Standard

Introduction to the Passive House Standard

Date: 8th August 2012 Time: 9:30 to 16:30
Location: Scottish Passive House Centre - Dalgety Business Centre, Ridge Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9JN Cost: £180 + VAT (15% discount for PHT members)

A one day seminar by the Scottish Passive House Centre will cover the Passive House concept, dispel the myths surrounding passive House and impart their experiences of passive House in Scotland and the rest of the UK so far.


July 2012

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2nd Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University in Vienna

2nd Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University in Vienna

Date: 22nd July-12th August 2012 Time: Over 3 weeks
Location: Vienna, Austria Cost: 2,300 Euros for professionals;1,900 Euros for students

INEX, in collaboration with OeAD, offers the second edition of this intensive training program in the field of sustainable building design and energy efficiency provided by 5 Austrian Universities, the Austrian Institute of Technology and the IG Passivhaus.


UK Passivhaus Awards 2012 & Passivhaus Trust 2nd Anniversary

UK Passivhaus Awards 2012 & Passivhaus Trust 2nd Anniversary

Date: 4th July 2012 Time: 14:00-18:30
Location: Macmillan Building, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU Cost: £35+VAT Trust members and their guests; £120+VAT Non-members

The UK Passivhaus Awards have been launced by the Trust to celebrate the achievements of the Passivhaus Pioneers in the UK.


Wolfgang Feist UK tour- Cardiff

Wolfgang Feist UK tour- Cardiff

Date: 3rd July 2012 Time: 13:30- 17:00
Location: Cardiff School of Engineering, BRE Institute of Sustainable Engineering, Queen's Buildings, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA Cost: £120+VAT non members; £60+VAT for PHT members; Student discounts available

This session is hosted by Cardiff University.


Wolfgang Feist UK tour- Glasgow

Wolfgang Feist UK tour- Glasgow

Date: 2nd July 2012 Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Morning: The Lighthouse; Afternoon: McCance Building, University of Strathclyde Cost: Various

This session is hosted by University of Strathclyde and sust.


June 2012

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Wolfgang Feist UK tour- London

Wolfgang Feist UK tour- London

Date: 30th June 2012 Time: 10:00-17:00
Location: Goldsmith College, London, SE14 Cost: Various

The Passivhaus Trust is delighted to announce a series of seminars and Advanced Technical masterclasses with Professor Wolfgang Feist beginning on 30th June in London. This event is co-hosted with the AECB.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 20th - 29th June 2012 Time: Distance Learning and 7 training days split over two weeks
Location: BRE Watford Cost: £2,250+VAT for non-members, £2000+VAT for PHT Members

The Certified European Passivhaus Designer (CEPH) qualification provides candidates with all of the skills necessary to successfully design and deliver domestic buildings to the Passivhaus standard. This CEPH training course is conducted by the BRE.


Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Date: 18th June 2012 Time: All day
Location: Green Building Company/ Store offices; near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and Denby Dale Cost: £295+VAT for non-members, £265.50 +VAT for PHT members

Green Building Store's construction division Green Building Company will be offering a further one-day intensive course on the Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects such as the Denby Dale Passivhaus.


Passivhaus - Low energy design principles

Passivhaus - Low energy design principles

Date: 13th June 2012 Time: All day
Location: Think Low Carbon Centre, Barnsley College Cost: £150+VAT, 10% discount for PHT members

Designed to introduce you to the Passivhaus standard, highlighting the basic characteristics of Passivhaus buildings, the certification requirements and how to set about designing a building to the standard.


Passivhaus Windows Seminar

Passivhaus Windows Seminar

Date: 13th June 2012 Time: 9:00-13:15
Location: Bicester Golf Club, Oxfordshire, OX26 1TE Cost: FREE

This half day seminar organised by Rationel windows looks into how Rationel windows have been used in Passivhaus projects and how they have performed


Wimbish Passivhaus site visit

Wimbish Passivhaus site visit

Date: 12th June 2012 Time: 13.45 - 16.30
Location: Wimbish Village Hall, near Saffron Walden, Essex Cost: FREE

The Good Homes Alliance is organising a visit to the Wimbish Passivhaus as part of their summer series of site visits.


London Green Fair

London Green Fair

Date: 9th & 10th June 2012 Time: Over 2 days
Location: Regents Park Cost: FREE

The Passivhaus Trust will be taking part in this yearís London Green Fair.


May 2012

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Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Workshop

Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) Workshop

Date: 23rd & 24th May, 22nd & 23rd August, 21st & 22nd November Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Location: Scottish Passive House Centre, Rosyth, Fife Cost: £295 + VAT (15% discount for PHT members)

2 day workshop tailored for architects and consultants who would like to get to know the Passive House Planning Package and also for certified Passive House designers as a refresher.


Certified European Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified European Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: May 21st-24th; 28th-31st; Exam June 16th Time: All day
Location: Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB), London South Bank University (LSBU) Cost: £1450 for the 8 day course; £280 for the exam and certification; 10% discount for PHT members

This CEPH course is delivered at the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) of London South Bank University (LSBU), in association with Target Zero Group, who are accredited by the Passivhaus Institut Darmstadt, Germany to conduct the training.


Fabric first and refurbishment excellence: up-skilling to deliver the green deal and beyond.

Fabric first and refurbishment excellence: up-skilling to deliver the green deal and beyond.

Date: 17th May 2012 Time: 9:00-16:00
Location: CoRE Technology Building, Chelson Street, Longton, Stoke-On Trent, ST3 1PT Cost: £40

The report, Fabric First and Refurbishment Excellence: Up-skilling to Deliver The Green Deal and Beyond, will be launched at the Event.


16th International Passive House Conference 2012

16th International Passive House Conference 2012

Date: 4th & 5th May 2012 Time: Over 2 days
Location: Hanover Cost: See conference website

The focus of this year's Conference will be on refurbishment, non-residential buildings, ventilation, and implementation in hot or particularly cold climates.


April 2012

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Passivhaus Regulations with FRP Composite Materials

Passivhaus Regulations with FRP Composite Materials

Date: 23rd April 2012 Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Location: The Building Centre, London, UK Cost: PHT, NGCC and PIA members £45 +vat; Non-members £95 + vat

The aim of this unique event is to look at how fibre reinforced polymer composite materials can offer solutions to the challenges posed by Passivhaus regulations.


SPHC Approved Event

SPHC Approved Event

Date: 19th April 2012 Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Cost: FREE

The SPHC Approved scheme is aimed at making the Passive House Standard easier and more accessible to a wide variety of people across the country.


March 2012

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Climate Week 2012

Climate Week 2012

Date: 12th-18th March 2012 Time: Various
Location: Various Cost: FREE

Climate Week is Britain's biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.


Passivhaus: The challenges of retrofitting to Passivhaus and the opportunities for new buildss

Passivhaus: The challenges of retrofitting to Passivhaus and the opportunities for new buildss

Date: 8th March 2012 Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Location: PTEa office, London N1 8JX Cost: FREE

This event is part of a series of Sustainability talks hosted by Pollard Thomas Edward Architects


February 2012

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Airtightness Master Class

Airtightness Master Class

Date: 23rd February 2012 Time: All day
Location: Mayville Community Centre, London N16 NA Cost: £200+VAT for non-members, £180+VAT for PHT members

BRE and bere:architects have come together to bring you an airtightness master class.


Healthy Homes: Ventilating right for good indoor air quality

Healthy Homes: Ventilating right for good indoor air quality

Date: 22nd February 2012 Time: 09.45 - 17.30
Location: Department of Health, Skipton House, 80 London Road, London SE1 6LH Cost: See Event programme for costs, 10% discount for PHT members

The GHA and UKIEG are working together to bring you this joint meeting, with the UKIEG annual conference being held in the morning and with the GHA workshop on healthy homes following on in the afternoon.


Passivhaus & low energy retrofits workshop

Passivhaus & low energy retrofits workshop

Date: 8th February 2012 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Slaithwaite Civic Hall, Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield Cost: FREE

Green Building Store & Green Building Company are offering a FREE evening workshop on Passivhaus & low energy retrofits


Passivhaus and Embodied Carbon

Passivhaus and Embodied Carbon

Date: 2nd February 2012 Time: 10:00 - 13:30
Location: SmartLife Low Carbon Centre, Cambridge CB4 2QT Cost: FREE

This event on Passivhaus and Embodied Carbon is the third in a regular series of events on low carbon construction promoted by University of East Anglia (UEA)'s Low Carbon Innovation Centre and InCrops Enterprise Hub


January 2012

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Founder's and Partner's meeting

Founder's and Partner's meeting

Date: 24th January 2012 Time: 13:00 onwards
Location: Mayville Community Centre, London Cost: FREE

We have the pleasure of inviting Founder members and Partners to our second meeting of this kind to be held in a Passivhaus building.


Passivhaus Site Visit: Bryce Lodge

Passivhaus Site Visit: Bryce Lodge

Date: 12th January 2012 Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Location: Horsham, West Sussex Cost: FREE

This visit organised by Osborne and Saxon Weald will explore the design and construction and use of i-SIPS on the 12 Passivhaus homes, part of the Bryce Lodge social housing scheme.