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December 2015

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Encraft Building Performance Seminar

Encraft Building Performance Seminar

Date: 3 December 2015 Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Location: Faraday Wharf, Birmingham B7 4BB Cost: Free, limited places.

Encraft, in partnership with Sustainability West Midlands, are organising a half-day seminar on Building Performance at Innovation Birmingham.


November 2015

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How to build your own home in a week

How to build your own home in a week

Date: 30th November to 5th December 2015 Time: week long event
Location: SPACE, Peopleís Republic of Stokes Croft, 35 Jamaica Street, Bristol BS2 8JP Cost: £60 week ticket. £20 day ticket.

A week long event to generate inspiration and the self-belief that communities can take full ownership of their housing future, each day with five training events that will target the key topics to enable groups and individuals to take positive and immediate action.


Passivhaus Workshop

Passivhaus Workshop

Date: 24 November 2015 Time: 10.00 - 14.00
Location: Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD Cost: Free

Rehau will discuss their products that are used in Passivhaus builds and examine some of the technical details behind installing them as part of a UK project.


Constructing Excellence South West Housing Summit

Constructing Excellence South West Housing Summit

Date: 24 November 2015 Time: 09.00 - 13.00
Location: Sandy Park, Sandy Park Way, Exeter, EX2 7NN Cost: £50 +VAT, CESW members - £25 +VAT

Join Constructing Excellence South West for their 2015 Housing Summit as leading industry speakers discuss the innovative projects and case studies that aim to provide more, and better homes throughout the South West of England.


Grandys Croft Retrofit Site Visit

Grandys Croft Retrofit Site Visit

Date: 23 & 24 November 2015 Time: 14.00 & 10.00
Location: Grandys Croft, Solihull, Birmingham, B37 5BU Cost: Free, limited places

Two site visits, one on 23rd November and the other on 24th November, are being organised to the pioneering retrofit of Grandys Croft in Solihull. A short presentation on the motivation behind the project and the build system being used will precede each site visit.


Fabric First Event

Fabric First Event

Date: 18 November 2015 Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX Cost: £95 + VAT

Fabric First Event is a one day conference and exhibition designed to present the benefits of adopting fabric first methodologies in respect of modern energy efficient buildings.


How can we build greener & better buildings? The case for Passivhaus development

How can we build greener & better buildings? The case for Passivhaus development

Date: 17 November 2015 Time: 14.00 - 19.00
Location: 63 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JZ Cost: £10 +£1.49 booking fee

This conference brings together many of the leading UK experts in designing, delivering and commissioning Passivhaus buildings including Jonathan Hines, Architype and Emma Osmundsen of Exeter City Council.


Encraft Retrofit Seminar

Encraft Retrofit Seminar

Date: 17 November 2015 Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Location: CoRE, Normacot Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1PR Cost: Free

Encraft, in partnership with Sustainability West Midlands, are organising a half-day Retrofit Seminar at CoRE in Stoke-on-Trent.


Eco Design Consultants: New Carrstone House & Passivhaus

Eco Design Consultants: New Carrstone House & Passivhaus

Date: 14 November 2015 Time: 12.00 - 14.00
Location: Eco Design Consultants, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB Cost: Free. Booking essential

Running in conjunction with the UK Passivhaus Open Days, Eco Design Consultants will be discussing New Carrstone House, along with other Passivhaus and EnerPHit projects, and explaining the new Passivhaus Plus, and Passivhaus Premium categories.


UK Passivhaus Open Days

UK Passivhaus Open Days

Date: 13 - 15 November 2015 Time: 3 consecutive days
Location: Nationwide Cost: FREE

Annual event the sees a number of UK Passivhaus projects, complete or in construction, open their doors to the general public.


Tour of Hereford Archive and Record Centre (HARC)

Tour of Hereford Archive and Record Centre (HARC)

Date: 12 November 2015 Time: 18.00 - 19.30
Location: Fir Tree Ln, Hereford HR2 6LA, Cost: £10, £6 concessions

A chance to visit the Hereford Archive and Record Centre, aiming for Passivhaus certification.


IEDELearn Lecture: 'Energy Efficiency at home - Whats the hold up?'

IEDELearn Lecture: 'Energy Efficiency at home - Whats the hold up?'

Date: 11 November 2015 Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Location: G01, Central House, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering UCL Home Cost: Free

This talk examines some of the key barriers to uptake of domestic energy efficiency (and renewable energy) measures in the UK, including psychological, political and technical obstacles, and explores some of the potential ways that we could overcome them.


Reducing the Carbon Footprint, Architype at Education Estates Conference

Reducing the Carbon Footprint, Architype at Education Estates Conference

Date: 11 November 2015 Time: 11.45
Location: Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX Cost: Free, registration essential

Architype Director Ben Humphries will share Architypes involvement in the design of the University of East Anglias Enterprise Centre at The Education Estates annual conference.


Greenbuild Expo

Greenbuild Expo

Date: 10 - 11 November 2015 Time: 2 day event
Location: Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX Cost: TBA

This year the Trust have organised some Passivhaus seminars at the 2015 Greenbuild Expo in Manchester.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 2 November 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: London Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-members

AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification, on a course uniquely tailored to the UK and showcasing UK building examples. Courses are aimed principally at building professionals with an understanding of UK construction systems.


October 2015

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Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 21 - 22 October 2015 Time: All day
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Erith Cost: From £350 +VAT (£420 inc VAT) per person (2 for 1 special offer)

A 2 day course aimed at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passivhaus standard.


Tutorial: Passivhaus Classic, Plus & Premium

Tutorial: Passivhaus Classic, Plus & Premium

Date: 21 October 2015 Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Location: Room 513, Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ Cost: PHT members: £80 + VAT; Non-members: £120 + VAT.

Jessica Grove-Smith of the Passivhaus Institute will present the new Passivhaus standards and provide an overview of the new features and functionality of PHPP9.


AECB site visit to Gloucestershire Youth Hostel aiming for EnerPHit

AECB site visit to Gloucestershire Youth Hostel aiming for EnerPHit

Date: 21 October 2015 Time: 08.00 - 17.00
Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire Cost: Free

The AECB have organised a site visit to a former theatre that is being converted into a youth hostel in Gloucestershire, which is aiming for EnerPHit certification.


UK Passivhaus Conference 2015

UK Passivhaus Conference 2015

Date: 20 October 2015 Time: All day
Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH Cost: £220 +VAT for non-members, £180 +VAT for members. Book now for 10% early bird discount

The 2015 UK Passivhaus Conference, organised in partnership with the Passivhaus Trust and BRE, will offer an exciting and concentrated update of what has happened in the UK Passivhaus movement over the past year. Delegates will have a chance to learn about the development of large-scale UK housing projects and the challenges this provides.


Passivhaus Technical Update

Passivhaus Technical Update

Date: 19 October 2015 Time: 18.00 - 19.00, registration from 17.30
Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH Cost: Free for members, £40 +VAT for non-members

Hear about the latest projects and research from the Passivhaus Trust and the Passivhaus Institut.


Hereford Pedalhaus Revisited

Hereford Pedalhaus Revisited

Date: 3 October 2015 Time: 9.00 - 15.00
Location: Hereford Cost: Free. Booking essential

Pedalhaus - The combination of low energy design, architecture and cycling.


September 2015

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Encraft Air Tightness Workshop

Encraft Air Tightness Workshop

Date: 30 September 2015 Time: 09.00 - 12.00
Location: B75 7AZ Cost: Free but only limited spaces available. Booking essential

Air tightness is a critical component of energy efficient construction. The workshop will focus on the importance of airtightness and give a full overview of how to achieve airtightness in a building.


Passivhaus Principles & Methods

Passivhaus Principles & Methods

Date: 29 - 30 September 2015 Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Location: Coventry University, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH Cost: Free to eligible SME's.

This workshop will give participants a working-level understanding of the Passivhaus standard, its embodiment of basic building physics and their application; the cost implication during the design, build, operation and whole life cycle; quality assurance and onsite delivery; and the certification process.


Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Date: 25 - 27 September 2015 Time: weekend event
Location: Excel, London Cost: £12-18

Inspiration and information for self-builders and anyone who is interested in home renovation.


See the Light Northern Passive House Conference

See the Light Northern Passive House Conference

Date: 24 September 2015 Time: 10.30 - 18.00
Location: CREST Passive Pavillion, Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 4EJ Cost: Early bird: PHT/PHAI members £40. Non members £50.

This is the Passive House Association of Irelands (PHAI) annual conference organised in partnership with CREST at South West College.


Green Open Homes

Green Open Homes

Date: 11-30 September 2015 Time: Various
Location: Nationwide events Cost: Various

The national event for low carbon homes has a number of Passivhaus open home visits and seminars.


Open House London 2015

Open House London 2015

Date: 19 - 20 September 2015 Time: weekend event
Location: London Cost: Free

Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design. Now in its 23rd year, it is a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places, and neighbourhoods where we live and work.


Britain for Heritage Open Days: Stirley Cre8 Barn

Britain for Heritage Open Days: Stirley Cre8 Barn

Date: 12 September 2015 Time: 12.00 - 15.00
Location: Cre8 Barn, Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6RP Cost: FREE

Visit a UK Passivhaus Award winner, Cre8 Barn, to learn about and EnerPHit retrofit as part of the Heritage Open Days.


3D Basecamp UK

3D Basecamp UK

Date: 9 - 10 September 2015 Time: 2 consecutive days
Location: RIBA, London Cost: £175 early bird rate

Learn about the passivhaus design tool DesignPH at 3D Basecamp UK - A gathering for 150 SketchUp enthusiasts to meet, learn, showcase and be inspired by one another over two action packed days.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 7 September 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Architype, Twyford Barn, Upper Twyford, Hereford, HR2 8AD Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-members. £400 early bird discount for advance bookings.

AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification, on a course uniquely tailored to the UK and showcasing UK building examples. Courses are aimed principally at building professionals with an understanding of UK construction systems.


August 2015

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Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Target Zero)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Target Zero)

Date: 10 August 2015 Time: 10 days including revision day
Location: CoRE, Normacot Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1PR Cost: £1350 PHT members, £1500 non members (£250 extra for international examination)

The certified Passivhaus designer training course is aimed at qualified and motivated building professionals who have a passion to learn the art of Passive House design, the worlds leading standard in low energy, sustainable construction.


July 2015

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REHAU Passivhaus event

REHAU Passivhaus event

Date: 29 July 2015 Time: 10.00 - 14.00
Location: Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol Cost: Free

This educational seminar will deliver technical details, case studies and REHAU Ltd product information.


Green Building Solutions: Summer University

Green Building Solutions: Summer University

Date: 25 - 16 August 2015 Time: 3 weeks
Location: Vienna Cost: Students: Euro 2.000, Professionals: Euro 2.490

First hand ecological knowledge and engineering expertise bundled in a three-week program in the capital of energy efficient and green building: Vienna.


UK Passivhaus Awards & PHT 5th Anniversary

UK Passivhaus Awards & PHT 5th Anniversary

Date: 7 July 2015 Time: 13.00 - 19.30
Location: Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, 18 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8HU Cost: £50 + VAT PHT members

Celebrate the Trust's 5th anniversary, vote for the best UK passivhaus Projects, and be the first to hear the announcement of the Award winners of 2015.


WSCP Unlock Sustainability: Making Strides in Passivhaus Development

WSCP Unlock Sustainability: Making Strides in Passivhaus Development

Date: 2 July 2015 Time: 17.30 - 20.30
Location: Architype, 1b Leathermarket Street, London, SE1 3JA Cost: £10

An evening of presentations and networking featuring established and emerging thought leaders on the topic of sustainability. This London WSCP 'Unlock Sustainability' event features three presentations focused on Passivhaus.


Planning and Delivering Retrofit works for householders

Planning and Delivering Retrofit works for householders

Date: 1 July 2015 Time: 17.30 - 21.30
Location: Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5FJ Cost: FREE

As part of a highly popular 'Routes to Retrofit' programme, Carbon Co-op are hosting two in depth seminars at Salford City Council's offices, run by industry professionals on the practicalities of commissioning eco-retrofit works.


June 2015

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London Festival of Architecture 2015

London Festival of Architecture 2015

Date: 1 - 30 June 2015 Time: Month long event
Location: Various London Locations Cost: Free to attend, registration essential

LFA is a month long, citywide celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice responding to this years theme of Work in Progress.


Planning and Delivering Retrofit works for householders

Planning and Delivering Retrofit works for householders

Date: 24 June 2015 Time: 17.30 - 21.30
Location: Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5FJ Cost: FREE

As part of a highly popular 'Routes to Retrofit' programme, Carbon Co-op are hosting two in depth seminars at Salford City Council's offices, run by industry professionals on the practicalities of commissioning eco-retrofit works.


Pedalhaus Tour Huddersfield

Pedalhaus Tour Huddersfield

Date: 21 June 2015 Time: 10.00 - 17.00
Location: Huddersfield Cost: FREE

PedalHaus tours are cycling tours for cyclists with an interest in eco architecture.


AECB Annual Conference 2015

AECB Annual Conference 2015

Date: 19 - 20 June 2015 Time: 11.00 - 17.00
Location: The Edge, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Cost: AECB members - £215 + VAT (early bird), £235 + VAT. Non members - £275 + VAT

The 2015 AECB conference will be held on 19 - 20 June at the University of Sheffield, featuring workshops from a number of experts in the UK Passivhaus industry.


Passivhaus Thursday - Bristol BIG Green Week 2015

Passivhaus Thursday - Bristol BIG Green Week 2015

Date: 18 June 2015 Time: Morning and evening seminars
Location: The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol United Kingdom Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

gcp Architects are hosting two free talks exploring the delivery of Passivhaus, as part of Bristol Big Green Week 2015.


CIAT Yorkshire CPD Day

CIAT Yorkshire CPD Day

Date: 11 June 2015 Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Location: The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University Cost: Free, registration essential

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Yorkshire Region are promoting a day of free CPD, featuring presentations from Passivhaus experts from Green Building Store and Ecological Building Systems.


Airtightness workshop

Airtightness workshop

Date: 10 June 2015 Time: 13.00 - 16.00
Location: 1 Sarah Court, Piperell Way, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8PA Cost: FREE

AirtightTAPES.co.uk in conjunction with SIGA the Swiss manufacturer of airtight tapes and membranes for Passivhaus builds deliver an airtightness workshop.


Introduction to Passivhaus

Introduction to Passivhaus

Date: 9 June 2015 Time: 08.45 - 17.00
Location: Heath House Mill, nr Huddersfield Cost: £295 (+ VAT) per person

Green Building Company are offering this one day intensive course focusing on the techniques and details that were used at the Denby Dale and Golcar Passivhaus project.


Seminar: Delivering large and complex Passivhaus buildings

Seminar: Delivering large and complex Passivhaus buildings

Date: 9 June 2015 Time: 14.00 - 17.45
Location: McCance Room 301, University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ Cost: £20 (+ VAT) for PHT, SEDA & CIBSE members, £40 (+ VAT) for non members

This event will provide an overview of some exciting large scale projects and will provide insights into why these projects adopted Passivhaus, how they were delivered, and what the outcomes have been.


Vision - Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Vision - Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Date: 3 June 2015 Time: 10.45 - 11.45
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX Cost: Free to attend

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products are exploring the topic of health and well-being at a free to attend seminar at Vision 2015.


Tutorial: Passivhaus Cost Optimisation

Tutorial: Passivhaus Cost Optimisation

Date: 1 June 2015 Time: 13.30 - 17.30
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY Cost: £120+VAT PHT members, £165+VAT non-members

The Tutorial, Passivhaus Cost Optimisation, is limited to around 20 participants and focuses on designing cost effective Passivhaus buildings, highlighting key steps to reduce costs, how to design out problems, how to deal with budget constraints, and common mistakes and misconceptions. The Tutorial will be delivered by experts Chris Parsons of Parsons + Whittley Architects and Nick Grant of Elemental Solutions.


May 2015

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Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 25 - 29 May 2015 Time: All day
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Erith Cost: £825+VAT (Exam fee - £175+VAT)

A 5 day course aimed at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passivhaus standard.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (BRE)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (BRE)

Date: 6-7 May 2015 Time: 2 day course
Location: BRE Watford Cost: £650 + VAT PHT members, £700 + VAT non 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.


April 2015

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AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 27 April 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: CEREB, London South Bank University Cost: £2400 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2800 plus VAT for non-members

AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification, on a course uniquely tailored to the UK and showcasing UK building examples. Courses are aimed principally at building professionals with an understanding of UK construction systems.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 27 April - 1 May 2015 Time: All day
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Erith Cost: £825+VAT (Exam fee - £175+VAT)

A 5 day course aimed at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passivhaus standard.


Green Open Homes at Lancaster Cohousing

Green Open Homes at Lancaster Cohousing

Date: 26 April 2015 Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Location: Lancaster Cohousing, 9 Forgebank Walk on Mill Lane, Halton, LA2 6ND Cost: Free

Visit the multi award winning Lancaster Cohousing Passivhaus development.


Annual General Meeting and Members' Meet Up 2015

Annual General Meeting and Members' Meet Up 2015

Date: 25 April 2015 Time: 09.30 - 18.30
Location: ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4FP Cost: Free, priority to Ecology members

Join the Ecology Building Society at their AGM to debate the role of money in building a sustainable future.


Passivhaus and Low Carbon Building: Delivering 2016 Standards

Passivhaus and Low Carbon Building: Delivering 2016 Standards

Date: 23 April 2015 Time: 09.30 - 14.00
Location: Innovation Birmingham, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BB Cost: £50, Free for public sector professionals

This event aims to highlight the most effective ways of meeting the 2016 zero carbon standards.


The Future of Policy and Standards for Low and Zero Carbon New Homes

The Future of Policy and Standards for Low and Zero Carbon New Homes

Date: 22 April 2015 Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Location: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW Cost: Free to attend, booking recommended

This event will present and discuss the results from the new RICS Research Trust funded research on the future of low and zero carbon homes.


Green Sky Thinking Week 2015

Green Sky Thinking Week 2015

Date: 20-24 April 2015 Time: Events throughout the week
Location: Venues across London Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Green Sky Thinking Week returns on 20-24 April marking its fifth year; with a focus on green infrastructure, social sustainability and intelligent design


Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 20 April 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ Cost: £1780 PHT members, £1930 non members

Certified European Passivhaus Designer Course provided by University of Strathclyde, run in partnership with BRE


International Passivhaus Conference

International Passivhaus Conference

Date: 17 - 18 April 2015 Time: 2 consecutive days
Location: Leipzig, Germany Cost: 550 euro early bird rate PHT members, 560 euro early bird rate non members

Certified Passivhaus components provide reliable solutions to meet the Standard that should be cost effective. This concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passivhaus Conference, now in its 19th year.


Self-build Showcase

Self-build Showcase

Date: 1 April 2015 Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Location: Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8FB Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Thinking of building your own Passivhaus? This event offers an opportunity to discover how you can achieve Passivhaus at a cost you can afford.


March 2015

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Passivhaus Uncovered

Passivhaus Uncovered

Date: 19 March 2015 Time: 18.00 - 21.00
Location: The Old Ikon Gallery Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Patron member Architype host an evening of candid discussion and networking, which will reveal the realities of designing, building and occupying Passivhaus.


Bite-Size Session: Re-engineering new house designs to Passivhaus

Bite-Size Session: Re-engineering new house designs to Passivhaus

Date: 18 March 2015 Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Location: The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, 17-18 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF Cost: Green Register members - £19.00, Non-members - £35.00

Certified Passivhaus Designer Peter Ranken will guide delegates through the process of taking an average house and, using passivhaus strategies, try their hands at turning the schemes into near to passivhaus standards.


Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 9 March 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: BRE, Watford Cost: £1780 PHT members, £1930 non members

Certified European Passivhaus Designer Course provided by University of Strathclyde, run in partnership with BRE


Invite to Lancaster Cohousing Integration Weekend

Invite to Lancaster Cohousing Integration Weekend

Date: 6-8 March 2015 Time: Weekend long event
Location: Lancaster Cost: £45 for a single person, £60 for a couple.

Take the opportunity to discover what its like to live in an award winning Cohousing Passivhaus scheme in Lancaster. If you like it, there may be potential to move in!


Passivhaus: Norfolks Low Energy Future

Passivhaus: Norfolks Low Energy Future

Date: 5 March 2015 Time: 13.30 - 16.00
Location: Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8FB Cost: Free for Public sector delegates. Booking essential

A chance to hear our Associate Director, Kym Mead, talk about Passivhaus and learn about the Beattie Passive system.


Passivhaus events at Ecobuild 2015

Passivhaus events at Ecobuild 2015

Date: 3-5 March 2015 Time: 3 consecutive days
Location: Excel, London Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

The giant sustainable design and construction trade show returns to Excel, London in 2015 with many Passivhaus seminars and activities.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 2 March 2015 Time: All day
Location: National Construction College Scotland Cost: £825+VAT (Exam fee - £175+VAT)

A 5 day course aimed at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passivhaus standard.


February 2015

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Passivhaus Product Training Event

Passivhaus Product Training Event

Date: 25 February 2015 Time: 09.30 - 16.00
Location: Heath House Mill, nr Huddersfield Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Green Building Store are offering this hands-on product training day for specifiers and building professionals focusing on high performance windows, airtightness, moisture control and MVHR systems.


Introduction to Passivhaus

Introduction to Passivhaus

Date: 24 February 2015 Time: 08.45 - 17.00
Location: Heath House Mill, nr Huddersfield Cost: £295 (+ VAT) per person

Green Building Company are offering this one day intensive course focusing on the techniques and details that were used at the Denby Dale Passivhaus project.


Residential Retrofits with Marion Baeli & Robert Prewett

Residential Retrofits with Marion Baeli & Robert Prewett

Date: 23 February 2015 Time: 13.30 - 17.30
Location: CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN Cost: Green Register members - £59.00, Non-members - £85.00

A half-day seminar focusing on Residential Retrofits; with a selection of case studies from Marion Baeli and Robert Prewett discusses his favourite retrofit details and junctions.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Target Zero)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Target Zero)

Date: 12 February 2015 Time: 3 sessions of 3 days plus revision day
Location: University of Wolverhampton Science Park Cost: £1350 PHT members, £1500 non members (£250 extra for international examination)

The certified Passivhaus designer training course is aimed at qualified and motivated building professionals who have a passion to learn the art of Passive House design, the worlds leading standard in low energy, sustainable construction.


Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Date: 11 February 2015 Time: 17.30 - 20.00
Location: Central House, University College London, London, WC1H 0NN Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

With much emphasis on energy efficiency, the performance gap and now the circular economy, it is essential that health and well-being remain at the centre of the push for improved resource efficiency, across the built environment.


AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

AECB Carbonlite Passivhaus Designer Training

Date: 9 February 2015 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Plymouth Cost: £2000 plus VAT for PHT/ AECB members; £2349 plus VAT for non-members. £1950 Early Bird price available for PHT/AECB members

AECB CarbonLite courses offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification, on a course uniquely tailored to the UK and showcasing UK building examples. Courses are aimed principally at building professionals with an understanding of UK construction systems. Thermal Bridging is run as an optional extra module during the course.


MASTERCLASS: Advanced PHPP & Complex Design

MASTERCLASS: Advanced PHPP & Complex Design

Date: 9 February Time: 11.00 - 17.30
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £220 + VAT.

The Masterclass Advanced PHPP & Complex Buildings is limited to around 20 participants and focuses on complex ventilation, district heating and PHPP defaults, and complex design strategies.


Cold Homes Week

Cold Homes Week

Date: 2 - 6 February 2015 Time: All week
Location: Nationwide Cost: Free

Cold Homes Week 2015 is organised by the Energy Bill Revolution who are seeking to make home energy efficiency a UK national priority.


MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Delivery, ensuring quality and managing risk

MASTERCLASS: Passivhaus Delivery, ensuring quality and managing risk

Date: 5 February 2015 Time: 10.00 - 16.30
Location: Architecture and Design Scotland, Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £220 + VAT.

This masterclass, limited to around 20 participants focuses on what to look out for when quoting for, specifying, designing, building and commissioning Passivhaus projects.


SEDA Green Drinks - 'The Future of Housing'

SEDA Green Drinks - 'The Future of Housing'

Date: 5 February 2015 Time: 18.00 - 21.00
Location: Lecture Theatre - Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, G3 6RQ, Glasgow, United Kingdom Cost: PHT members: £5, Non-members: £7.50

The Scottish premier of House Planning Help's new documentary entitled 'The Future of Housing - and how airtightness can help.'


January 2015

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FULLY BOOKED Retrofit: How low to go?

FULLY BOOKED Retrofit: How low to go?

Date: 29 January 2015 Time: 18.15 - 20.00
Location: CEREB, K2 Theatre Room, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, London, SE1 6NG Cost: £20 + VAT for PHT/ AECB Members; £50 + VAT for non-members

The Trust will be holding its Christmas 2014 event in January 2015, jointly with the AECB. The event will be run as a light-hearted, but factual debate about how far to go with energy efficiency on retrofit projects.


Sustainability training for architects: Passivhaus and other systems

Sustainability training for architects: Passivhaus and other systems

Date: 28 January 2015 Time: All day
Location: Glyndwr University, St Asaph Cost: Free (conditions apply)

This seminar outlines the technical features of sustainable construction methods and systems, then explores the Passivhaus approach, setting it in the wider context of sustainable design and construction in the U.K.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 23 February 2015 Time: All day
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Erith Cost: £825+VAT (Exam fee - £175+VAT)

A 5 day course aimed at building contractors looking to learn the practical skills required of building to the Passivhaus standard.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Saint-Gobain & Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Saint-Gobain & Passive House Academy)

Date: 5 January 2015 Time: Over 5 consectutive days
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy - Erith, Kent. Cost: £742.50+VAT PHT members, £825+VAT Non members

Delivered by the Passive House Academy and hosted at the new Passive House Workshop in Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Erith, Kent.