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December 2013

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Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Date: 5 December 2013 Time: One Day Course
Location: BRE Watford Cost: Cost: £350+VAT (this includes PHPP manual and software worth £144 incl.VAT) ; 10% discount for PHT members

The Passivhaus Standard is the fastest growing low energy standard in Europe with over 20,000 building realised to date, with many more currently being designed and constructed. Passivhaus buildings have a high level of indoor air quality and roughly achieve a 75% reduction in space heating requirements compared to the standard practice for UK new build.


Passivhaus Residential Retrofit Seminar

Passivhaus Residential Retrofit Seminar

Date: 3 December 2013 Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Location: Museum of London, The Garden room, 150 London Wall London EC2Y 5HN Cost: PHT members: £10 + VAT. Non-members: £50 + VAT

This seminar will examine case studies of several of the ground-breaking Passivhaus UK retrofit projects, and is a must for anyone with an interest in high-quality, deep retrofit of any building type.


November 2013

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CoRE Retrofit Masterclasses: Ventilation

CoRE Retrofit Masterclasses: Ventilation

Date: 28 November 2013 Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Location: Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, Normacot Road ST3 Stoke-on-Trent Cost: PHT members £148.07 + VAT, non members £156 + VAT

Ian Orme BRSIA and Peter Rickaby of Rickaby Thompson Associates bring you a one day masterclass of retrofit ventilation.


The Green Rethink Conference

The Green Rethink Conference

Date: 26 November 2013 Time: 8.30 - 17.30
Location: Royal College of Physicians, London Cost: £258 (inc VAT) after applying 10% discount for PHT members

The one day conference will include a series of TED-style talks with top-flight thinkers sharing their predictions on the direction sustainable design will take over the coming years, as well as insight into which way the wind is blowing for policy-makers and government. Key speakers include Dr. Ken Yeang, Terry Farrell, Lynne Sullivan and more.


CoRE Retrofit Masterclasses: Building Services

CoRE Retrofit Masterclasses: Building Services

Date: 21 November 2013 Time: 10.00 - 15.00
Location: Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, Normacot Road ST3 Stoke-on-Trent Cost: PHT members £148.07 + VAT, non members £156 + VAT

Energy consultants John Willoughby and Alan Clarke deliver a full day masterclass on retrofitting building services covering ventilation, heating, water heating, lighting and appliances.


UK Passivhaus Open Days 2013

UK Passivhaus Open Days 2013

Date: 8 - 10 November 2013 Time: N/A
Location: All over the UK Cost: FREE

The 4th UK Passivhaus Open Days will take place from 8 - 10 November 2013.


Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB)

Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB)

Date: 4-8 November & 18-22 November 2013 Exam on 6 December Time: Over two, non-consecutive weeks
Location: London Cost: £1999 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2349 plus VAT for non-members

AECB CarbonLite, in association with WARM Low Energy Building Practice, offers a Passivhaus Designer programme specifically for the UK. This is for the internationally accredited qualification of Certified European Passivhaus Designer.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Target Zero)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Target Zero)

Date: 4 November 2013; Exam 23 November 2013 Time: Over 4 days
Location: TBC Cost: £470 for non-members; 10% discount for PHT members; Additional £200 for the international examination)

The aim of this training for the 'Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson' certification is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passivhaus concept to tradespeople involved in the construction industry.


October 2013

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Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (BRE)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (BRE)

Date: 29 - 30 October 2013 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.


GHA Conference- Defining & Delivering Good Homes

GHA Conference- Defining & Delivering Good Homes

Date: 24 October 2013 Time: 09.15 - 17.15
Location: Senate House, University of London, London Cost: £160+VAT for PHT members; £175+VAT for non-members

This is the GHA's second annual conference and follows on from last year's successful event that considers all aspects of good homes.


CIBSE- The Passivhaus Standard

CIBSE- The Passivhaus Standard

Date: 17 October 2013 Time: 18.30
Location: Buildings 38 & 40, University of Southampton Cost: FREE

The CIBSE Southern Region are keen for all members and industry professionals to attend the local meetings regularly to build knowledge and awareness of new products, standards and ideas. Itís an ideal opportunity to also develop new contacts and working relationships. This will not only help your CPD but also forge beneficial business links.


UK Passivhaus Conference 2013

UK Passivhaus Conference 2013

Date: 15th October 2013 Time: 09.00-18.00
Location: Jury's Inn, Milton Keynes Cost: Non-members £220 + VAT; PHT Members £200 + VAT

The recession-busting UK Passivhaus conference 2013, with all the features from last year and more crammed into just one day, includes international speakers, hands-on training sessions, a full-scale exhibition room and a speed networking session to bring you up-to-date with all the latest research!


September 2013

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The Role of Natural Materials in the Built Environment

The Role of Natural Materials in the Built Environment

Date: 25th September 2013 Time: Morning Event 9.00 - 13.30
Location: St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge Cost: FREE

What is the role of natural (bio-renewable) materials in the built environment? This session will look at the sourcing, implementation, maintenance and sustainability credentials.


The Role of Innovation in the Built Environment

The Role of Innovation in the Built Environment

Date: 25 September 2013 Time: Morning Event 9.00 - 13.30
Location: The Enterprise Centre site, Norwich Cost: FREE

To achieve sustainability goals, adopting new innovations is key. In the built environment, what innovations work, should be adopted and how is it best applied? How can you take innovation from concept to the market place?


Timber Expo

Timber Expo

Date: 24th and 25th September 2013 Time:
Location: NEC Birmingham Cost: FREE

Timber Expo is to be held at the NEC Birmingham on the 24th & 25th September 2013 and includes talks by a wide variety of speakers including award winning Passivhaus members.


MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Retrofit

MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Retrofit

Date: 24th September 2013 Time: Morning session 11.00 - 13.00; Masterclass 14.00 - 17.30
Location: Saint Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 9NY Cost: Morning session: £50 + VAT; Masterclass: Non-members £180 + VAT; PHT members £120 + VAT

This workshop, limited to around 20 participants and led by Bob Prewett of Prewett Bizley Architects, one of the UK's foremost experts on Passivhaus retrofit projects, focuses on what to look out for when designing, specifying, building and commissioning EnerPHit projects.


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2013 Time: All Day
Location: Eco Innovation Centre, Peterscourt, Peterborough Cost: FREE

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE explores the reasoning behind the brief and the designer team's response of the UEA's Low Carbon Exemplar Building.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 11 - 20 September 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.


Healthy Buildings (Natural Lighting, Ventilation and Materials)

Healthy Buildings (Natural Lighting, Ventilation and Materials)

Date: 11th September 2013 Time: Morning Event, 9.00-13.30
Location: St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge Cost: FREE

What is a healthy building? The seminar will discuss the technologies and processes involved in the design, delivery and maintenance of healthy and comfortable buildings.


Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 9-13 September, and 23-27 September, exam 19th October Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Bristol, CityPoint Cost: £1999 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2349 plus VAT for non-members

AECB CarbonLite, in association with WARM Low Energy Building Practice, offers a Passivhaus Designer programme specifically for the UK. This is for the internationally accredited qualification of Certified European Passivhaus Designer.


Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Date: 5th September 2013 Time: One Day Course
Location: BRE Watford Cost: £350+VAT (this includes PHPP manual and software worth £144 incl.VAT) - 10% discount for Passivhaus Members

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


The Role of Natural Materials in the Built Environment

The Role of Natural Materials in the Built Environment

Date: 4th September 2013 Time: Morning Event 9.00 - 13.30
Location: The Enterprise Centre site, Norwich Cost: FREE

What is the role of natural (bio-renewable) materials in the built environment? This session will look at the sourcing, implementation, maintenance and sustainability credentials.


Open Day- Stirley Community Farm Passivhaus retrofit

Open Day- Stirley Community Farm Passivhaus retrofit

Date: 1 September 2013 Time: 11.00 - 15.00
Location: Huddersfield Cost: FREE

Chance to look around innovative barn conversion project at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Stirley Community Farm on 01/09/13


July 2013

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3rd INEX Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University

3rd INEX Green.Building.Solutions. Summer University

Date: 28 July - 18 August 2013 Time: 3 weeks
Location: Vienna Cost: See event page for details

The focus of this three week summer course organised by INEX lies on sustainable and environmentally friendly methods and techniques of modern constructing e.g. Passivhaus standard.


UK Passivhaus Awards 2013 awards ceremony & PHT 3rd Anniversary

UK Passivhaus Awards 2013 awards ceremony & PHT 3rd Anniversary

Date: 4 July 2013 Time: 13.30 - 19.00
Location: Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, Belgrave Square, London Cost: £50 + VAT for PHT Members and guests, £150 + VAT for Non-members

Join us for an informative and engaging afternoon showcasing some of the pioneering Passivhaus projects in the UK.


Seminar: Environmental Product Declarations

Seminar: Environmental Product Declarations

Date: 3 July 2013 Time: 14.00 - 18.00
Location: UCL, London Cost: FREE

This seminar is organised by the Alliance of Sustainable Building Products


June 2013

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Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Date: 27 June 2013 Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Location: Chelmsford (venue to be confirmed) Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

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.


Soft Landings in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Soft Landings in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 26 June 2013 Time: 8:30 - 13:30
Location: NRP Innovation Centre, Norwich Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

With an increasing need for designers and constructors to improve the operational performance of buildings and provide valuable feedback to project teams, the soft landings process is an invaluable way of achieving this aim.


LED lighting and heating for Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

LED lighting and heating for Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 26 June 2013 Time: 9:15 - 13:30
Location: Bidwell's office, Saxon House, Chelmsford Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

When energy consumption is reduced to the Passivhaus standard, what are the options for heating and renewable energy?


Coventry ECO House Workshop and Site Tour

Coventry ECO House Workshop and Site Tour

Date: 25 June Time: 08.45 - 13.15
Location: Coventry University Cost: FREE

The Coventry ECO House project is now onsite and construction of two detached houses has started. These homes will be certified to the Passivhaus standard and also through the Code for Sustainable Homes at Levels 4 & 6. You are invited to visit the project and learn firsthand from the experiences of the design and build teams as work progresses onsite in Canley, Coventry.


Passivhaus in Scotland: Projects and Performance

Passivhaus in Scotland: Projects and Performance

Date: 25 June 2013 Time: 15.00 - 17.30
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Cost: £10 + VAT for PHT members; £30 + VAT for Non-members

This event aims to explore Passivhaus for the UK and Scottish contexts through the experiences of project teams from three recent Scottish Passivhaus projects.


Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Date: 20 June 2013 Time: One Day Course
Location: BRE Watford Cost: £350+VAT (this includes PHPP manual and software worth £144 incl.VAT) ; 10% discount for PHT membe

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


Biodiversity and green roofs in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Biodiversity and green roofs in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 19 June 2013 Time: 09.15 - 13.30
Location: Bidwells, Saxon House, Chelmsford Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

This seminar focuses on the issue of maintaining and enhancing biodiversity in Passivhaus and low carbon building projects.


Masterclass: MVHR - making ventilation systems work

Masterclass: MVHR - making ventilation systems work

Date: 19 June 2013 Time: Introductory session 11.00 - 13.00 | Masterclass 14.00 - 17.00
Location: Callum Walker Energy Centre, Rosyth, Fife Cost: Masterclass: PHT Members £100+VAT; Non-members £150 +VAT | Introductory session: £50 + VAT

When designing to the Passivhaus standard, Mechanical Ventilation Systems with Heat Recovery (MVHR) are essential to achieve the required performance levels by providing fresh air supply with minimal heat-loss.


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Date: 19 June 2013 Time: 08:30 - 16:00
Location: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Cambridge Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

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.


WUFI- Heat & Moisture Simulation Workshop

WUFI- Heat & Moisture Simulation Workshop

Date: 13 - 14 June 2013 Time: Over 2 days
Location: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17 - 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA Cost: £600 for PHT members / £650 for non-members if you book by 2 May 2013. £650 for PHT members / £700 for non-members if you book after 2 May 2013.

If you are concerned about interstitial condensation, mould or rot then you need to evaluate the risks with WUFI® Pro!


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: 12 June 2013 Time: 09:15 - 16:30
Location: Chelmsford: venue to be confirmed, 09:15 -16:30 Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE explores the reasoning behind the brief and the designer team's response of the UEA's Low Carbon Exemplar Building.


Why Passivhaus: German standard, British construction - can this co-exist?

Why Passivhaus: German standard, British construction - can this co-exist?

Date: 11th June 2013 Time: All day
Location: London (Venue TBC) Cost: TBC

The German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce is holding a conference on 'Energy Efficiency - Carbon Neutral Building'.


Soft Landings in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Soft Landings in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 5 June 2013 Time: 09.15 - 13.30
Location: Bidwells, Saxon House, Chelmsford Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

With an increasing need for designers and constructors to improve the operational performance of buildings and provide valuable feedback to project teams, the soft landings process is an invaluable way of achieving this aim.


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: 5 June 2013 Time: 08:30 - 16:00
Location: NRP Innovation Centre, Norwich Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE explores the reasoning behind the brief and the designer team's response of the UEA's Low Carbon Exemplar Building.


May 2013

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Coventry ECO House Workshops and Site Tours

Coventry ECO House Workshops and Site Tours

Date: 23 May Time: 08.45 - 13.15
Location: Coventry University Cost: FREE

The Coventry ECO House project is now onsite and construction of two detached houses has started. These homes will be certified to the Passivhaus standard and also through the Code for Sustainable Homes at Levels 4 & 6. You are invited to visit the project and learn firsthand from the experiences of the design and build teams as work progresses onsite in Canley, Coventry.


LED lighting and heating for Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

LED lighting and heating for Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 15th May 2013 Time: 09.30 - 13.30
Location: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

When energy consumption is reduced to the Passivhaus standard, what are the options for heating and renewable energy?


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Date: 13 - 14 May 2013 Time: Over 2 days
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.


Costs and performance of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Costs and performance of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 1 May 2013 Time: 08.30 - 13.30
Location: NRP Innovation Centre, Norwich Research park, Norwich Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

There has been much debate about the cost uplift of sustainable buildings, but do they really cost more? What is the trade off between capital costs and running costs?


April 2013

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Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 29th April 2013 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Plymouth Cost: £1999 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2349 plus VAT for non-members

AECB CarbonLite, in Association with WARM Low Energy Building Practice, offers a Passivehaus Designer course specifically for the UK.


Certified European Passive House  Designer Course & Exam

Certified European Passive House Designer Course & Exam

Date: 29 April - 3 May; 20 May - 23 May; Exam 14 June Time: 8:00-17.00/17.30 all days
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Cost: £1,930 (+VAT) to non- members; £1,780 (+VAT)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. This CEPH course is conducted by the University of Strathclyde.


Building Products in a Resource Efficient World

Building Products in a Resource Efficient World

Date: 17 April Time: 13:30 - 17:30
Location: Roberts Building, UCL Cost: £100+vat; £50+VAT for PHT members

The cost of resources is rising and whole life carbon calculations are now being demanded from some councils and clients. Where are the resource efficiency big wins, how do we measure embodied carbon and what about sequestered carbon and how do we benchmark our buildings?


Green Sky Thinking- Why choose Passivhaus?

Green Sky Thinking- Why choose Passivhaus?

Date: 15th April 2013 Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Mildmay Community Centre (formerly Mayville Community Centre), Woodville Road, London, N16 8NA Cost: FREE

An exploration of Passivhaus in practice through case studies and proven performance results at the Passivhaus certified and award winning Mayville Community Centre.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 7th-26th April 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.


Study tour- Oakmeadow Primary School

Study tour- Oakmeadow Primary School

Date: 3rd April 2013 Time: 10:30 - 16:00
Location: Wolverhampton Cost: FREE

As part of the nearly Zero Energy Buildings study tour, AIDA invites you to visit Oakmeadow Primary School, one of UK's first Passivhaus certified schools.


March 2013

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The use of timber in the construction of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

The use of timber in the construction of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 27th March Time: Half Day, Morning
Location: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East of England

This seminar will look at how is timber used in the construction of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings and what are the timber types, treatments and processes used to deliver this effective and efficient building material.


Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Date: 12th March 2013 Time: 08:45 - 17:00
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.


Ecobuild- Be:Passive - seminar and reception

Ecobuild- Be:Passive - seminar and reception

Date: 6th March 2013 Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Registered attendees will receive an email confirming the venue prior to the event Cost: FREE- Registration essential

The Passivhaus Trust along with Patron Member Centre for the Built Environment at the Adapt Low Carbon Group, is jointly hosting a drinks reception at Ecobuild 2013.


Ecobuild - Passivhaus Seminars

Ecobuild - Passivhaus Seminars

Date: 5th - 7th March 2013 Time: 10:45 - 17:00
Location: Seminar Room 1, ExCeL, London Cost: FREE

This seminar stream examines why Passivhaus is a standard worth aiming for and the design and technical strategies needed to achieve it. The session also explores how Passivhaus interfaces with UK specific regulations and how it can be used on large projects.


Ecobuild - UK Passivhaus Awards 2013 launch

Ecobuild - UK Passivhaus Awards 2013 launch

Date: 5th March 2013 Time: 16:30 onwards
Location: Austrian Pavillion Kaffeehaus (stand S420). Cost: FREE- By invitation only

Now in its second year, the UK Passivhaus Awards celebrates the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK.


Ecobuild - Passivhaus Trust at stand N351

Ecobuild - Passivhaus Trust at stand N351

Date: 5th - 7th March 2013 Time: Over 3 days
Location: Stand N351, Ecobuild, ExCel, London Cost: FREE

It's that time of the year again - Ecobuild, the world's biggest sustainable design and construction event, and we are very much a part of it. Let's hope once again Passivhaus will be among the hottest things being talked about at Ecobuild 2013.


February 2013

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CIAT Passivhaus CPD event

CIAT Passivhaus CPD event

Date: 28th February 2013 Time: 18:00
Location: University of Bolton- Room D1-036 Cost: Free to CIAT members; £10 non-members; 10% discount to PHT members

This CIAT CPD event on Passivhaus will be presented by Mike Shufflebotham from Green Building Store.


Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings

Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings

Date: 27th February 2013 Time: Morning
Location: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 9LD Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE focuses on the background and use of building information modelling (BIM) for the design and delivery of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings.


Passivhaus or Perverse house

Passivhaus or Perverse house

Date: 27th February 2013 Time: All day
Location: PTEa Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London N1 8JX Cost: £99 for non-members, 10% discount for PHT members

This one day seminar takes a good hard look at Passivhaus standards and assesses them against other more commonly used standards such as SAP, Part L of the Building Regulations and the Code for Sustainable Homes.


Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course

Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course

Date: 26th - 27th February 2013; Exam 2nd March 2013 Time: Over 2 days
Location: SPHC, Dalgety Bay Business Centre, Ridge Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9JN Cost: 10% discount for PHT Members: Course £550 + vat without funding, £275 + vat with funding; Exam £150 + vat without funding,£75 + vat with funding

The SPHC has been accredited by the Passive House Institute to provide this new 2 day Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course in the UK.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training

Date: 25th-26th February 2013 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.


RESOURCE EFFICIENT BUILDINGS- Sustainable use of resources,

RESOURCE EFFICIENT BUILDINGS- Sustainable use of resources,

Date: 21st-22nd February 2013 Time: Over 2 days
Location: Vienna, Austria Cost: See event page for details

International Congress taking place in Vienna, Austria parallel to the fair BAUEN & ENERGIE WIEN


Embodied Carbon, Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Embodied Carbon, Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: 20th February 2013 Time: 08:30 - 13:15
Location: The Renewable House, BRE Innovation Park, Watford 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.


Passivhaus - What does it all mean?

Passivhaus - What does it all mean?

Date: 20th February 2013 Time: 14:00
Location: Loughborough University, Dept of Civil & Building Cost: FREE

This introductory event on Passivhaus is organised by the CIOB.


MVHR - Making ventilation systems work

MVHR - Making ventilation systems work

Date: 19th February 2013 Time: 14:00-17:00
Location: Jevons room, first floor of UCL Energy Institute, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN Cost: PHT Members £95+VAT; non-members £150 +VAT

When designing to Passivhaus standard, Mechanical VentilationSsystems with Heat Recovery (MVHR) are essential to achieve the required performance levels by providing fresh air supply with minimal heat-loss. This masterclass limited to 20 participants aims to answer all the questions you have always wanted to ask.


Ventilation in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Ventilation in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings

Date: 6th February 2013 Time: Morning
Location: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Cambridge, CB2 9LD Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE focuses on the technologies and processes involved in the design, delivery and maintenance of mechanical and natural ventilation systems in Passivhaus and low carbon buildings.


Housing Conference & Expo

Housing Conference & Expo

Date: 6th-7th February 2013 Time: Over 2 days
Location: Olympia, London Cost: See event registration page

The Housing Expo event looks at the full housing life-cycle from design to refurbishment under one roof.


Meet the founder of Passivhaus: Wolfgang Feist talk at the University of East Anglia

Meet the founder of Passivhaus: Wolfgang Feist talk at the University of East Anglia

Date: 5th February 2013 Time: 17:00 onwards
Location: University of East Anglia, Norwich Cost: FREE to SMEs across the East; £30 + VAT for non SMEs or outside the region

As Passivhaus Trust Patrons, Adapt CBE have invited Prof. Wolfgang Feist to Norfolk to look at the various Passivhaus projects that are developing in the region and to host a talk at the University of East Anglia.


January 2013

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Members & Technical Panel meeting

Members & Technical Panel meeting

Date: 28/01/13 Time: 2 - 5pm
Location: London Campus, Coventry University East India House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF Cost: N/A

The Trust will be holding its next meeting for Founders/ Patrons and Technical Panel members 28th January 2013.


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 2

Date: 23rd January 2013 Time: All day
Location: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Cambridge 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.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Date: 21st January 2013, Exam 26th January Time:
Location: Edinburgh Cost: £575 for non-members; 10% discount for PHT members

The aim of this training conducted by Target Zero for the 'Certified Passive House Tradesperson' certificate is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passivhaus concept to tradesmen involved in the construction industry.


Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Passivhaus Introduction and Workshop

Date: 13th January 2013 Time: One Day Course
Location: BRE Watford Cost: £350+VAT (this includes PHPP manual and software worth £144 incl.VAT) ; 10% discount for PHT membe

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


Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Designing and Delivery Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1

Date: 9th January 2013 Time: 08:30 - 16:45
Location: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Cambridge Cost: Free to Eligible SMEs

This seminar organised by Adapt CBE explores the reasoning behind the brief and the designer team's response of the UEA's Low Carbon Exemplar Building.