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December 2016

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Site Tour - Kellogg College Hub aiming for Passivhaus

Site Tour - Kellogg College Hub aiming for Passivhaus

Date: 13 December 2016 Time: 12.30 - 14.00
Location: University of Oxford Cost: Free, booking essential

A chance to see an aspiring Passivhaus under construction, offering an opportunity to see the internal structure and construction details in-situ.


November 2016

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Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Date: 23 November 2016 Time: 1 afternoon session a week
Location: Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN Cost: 1 session: PHT members £85+VAT. Non members £105+VAT.

The Passivhaus Bitesize course aims to explain the general principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard.


UK Passivhaus Open Days 2016

UK Passivhaus Open Days 2016

Date: 11-13 November 2016 Time: 3 consecutive days
Location: Nationwide Cost: FREE

An annual event that sees a number of UK Passivhaus projects, complete or under construction, open their doors to the general public.


Low Carbon Construction: Essentials for New-Build

Low Carbon Construction: Essentials for New-Build

Date: Various dates Time: 09.00 - 12.00
Location: Encraft, Brandon House Courtyard, William Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4HJ Cost: £99 inc. VAT (10% discount for PHT members)

Encraft have launched a comprehensive programme of bite-sized training seminars in low carbon construction techniques and technologies for new buildings, many specific to Passivhaus construction.


AECB Passivhaus site visit

AECB Passivhaus site visit

Date: 4 November 2016 Time: 15.00
Location: Canterbury Cost: Free, booking essential

Join the AECB Kent group for a chance to visit 2 pre-fabricated Passivhaus homes aiming for Passivhaus Premium Certification.


Passivhaus for local authorities and housing associations

Passivhaus for local authorities and housing associations

Date: 3 November 2016 Time: 13.00 - 17.00
Location: Carriageworks Theatre - 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD Cost: Free (Exclusive to local authority and housing association representatives only)

A half-day seminar and workshop for Yorkshire LAs and HAs, organised by Zero Carbon Yorkshire's Buildings working group in association with the Passivhaus Trust.


October 2016

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AECB CarbonLite Advanced Retrofit Training

AECB CarbonLite Advanced Retrofit Training

Date: 28 October 2016 Time: Over a number of weeks
Location: Online Cost: Members £410+VAT, Non members £446.00+VAT

Delivered by a number of Passivhaus experts, this cutting edge UK advanced retrofit training course is the culmination of five years of investment by the AECB:


UK Passivhaus Conference 2016

UK Passivhaus Conference 2016

Date: 25 October 2016 Time: All day
Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH Cost: PHT members: £180, Partners: £200, General admittance: £220 (plus VAT)

The 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference will take place on October 25th at the Business Design Centre, London.


Masterclass: Step-by-Step Retrofit

Masterclass: Step-by-Step Retrofit

Date: 24 October 2016 Time: 11.30 - 17.00
Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £200 + VAT.

Whilst a comprehensive retrofit is considered the best way to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings, for financial or contractual reasons it is not always possible. Jessica Grove-Smith from the Passivhaus Institute will be introducing the new step-by-step approach to retrofit with a review of the tools and guidance within PHPP to help deliver energy efficient buildings over a longer period.


Buildings to make us feel good and live well

Buildings to make us feel good and live well

Date: 20 October 2016 Time: 07.30 - 09.30
Location: Bristol Water Head Offices, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS13 7AT Cost: Free

Hear from Saint-Gobain's Technical Director Mark Allen as he discusses their Multi Comfort concept at this event organised by gcp Architects, as part of Bristol Health City Week.


Study Tour of Passivhaus Region: Brussels

Study Tour of Passivhaus Region: Brussels

Date: 16 - 18 October 2016 Time: 3 day tour
Location: Brussels Cost: 595 Euros PHT members

The Passivhaus Trust is delighted to support a study trip to Brussels to experience the first region in the world to mandate Passivhaus - a great step forward for NZEB (nearly zero energy buildings).


September 2016

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Cumbria Green Build Festival: Passivhaus & EnerPHit Workshop

Cumbria Green Build Festival: Passivhaus & EnerPHit Workshop

Date: 20 September 2016 Time: 10.00 - 16.30
Location: Dalston Recreation Centre: Recreation Field, Dalston, CA5 7QB Cost: Free, booking essential

Delve into the methods and materials behind these rigorous standards for low-energy buildings and retrofits, hosted by Ecological Building Systems.


Potton's self-build show home revealed

Potton's self-build show home revealed

Date: 17 September 2016 Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Location: Potton Self Build Show Centre, Mill Lane, Little Paxton, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6EF Cost: Free, booking essential

The grand opening of Potton's Passivhaus self-build show home.


Site Visit: Howe Park Passivhaus

Site Visit: Howe Park Passivhaus

Date: 10 September 2016 Time: 11.00
Location: Howe Park Wood Education & Visitor Centre, Chaffron Way, Tattenhoe Milton Keynes MK4 3GG Cost: Free, booking essential

A walking tour of the historic Howe Park Wood, and external tour of How Park Passivhaus


Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Date: 6 September 2016 Time: 1 afternoon session a week, across 4 consecutive weeks.
Location: Pollard Thomas Edwards, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX Cost: 1 session: PHT members £99+VAT. Non members £119+VAT.

The Passivhaus Bitesize course aims to explain the general principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard.


Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Certified European Passive House Designer Training (BRE)

Date: 5 - 9 September 2016 Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ Cost: £1780 +VAT PHT members, £1930 +VAT non members

This Certified European Passive House Designer course is being delivered by the Energy Systems Research Unit, the BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation in partnership with the BRE Academy.


August 2016

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Delivering Cost Effective Passive House in Ireland

Delivering Cost Effective Passive House in Ireland

Date: 25 August 2016 Time: 18.30
Location: The LexIcon dlr, Haigh Terrace Dun Laoghaire, A96 H283 Dublin, Ireland Cost: Free, booking essential

This workshop will give you a jump-start into Passivhaus and will leave you in no doubt that the standard is achievable and affordable right now.


Contrasting EnerPHit projects within the Brecon Beacons

Contrasting EnerPHit projects within the Brecon Beacons

Date: 6 August 2016 Time: 10.30 - 15.00
Location: Brecon Beacons Cost: Free, booking essential

Join the AECB Wales and Three Counties Groups for a visit to 2 EnerPHit projects


July 2016

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Green Building Solutions: Summer University Vienna

Green Building Solutions: Summer University Vienna

Date: 23 July - 14 August 2016 Time: Three week programme
Location: Vienna Cost: Professionals: Euro 2490. Students: Euro 2000.

Summer University in Vienna: Attend workshops and lectures about ecological building, sustainable techniques and Passivhaus planning by experts and professionals of Austria's leading universities and institutions. A practical design project will give you the possibility to use your gained knowledge right away.


AECB Annual Conference: at the Enterprise Centre

AECB Annual Conference: at the Enterprise Centre

Date: 15-16 July 2016 Time: 2 day conference
Location: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ Cost: tbc

AECB annual conference will be held at the Enterprise Centre which is on track to become Passivhaus certified and BREEAM outstanding.


Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Date: 13 July 2016 Time: 8.45 - 17.00
Location: Green Building Store HQ, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 Cost: £295 +VAT

Green Building Store offers one day intensive Introduction to Passivhaus courses


UK Passivhaus Awards Ceremony & PHT 6th Anniversary

UK Passivhaus Awards Ceremony & PHT 6th Anniversary

Date: 7 July 2016 Time: 13.00 - 18.30
Location: 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8BF Cost: £30+VAT PHT members, £60+VAT Non-members

Celebrate the Trust's 6th anniversary, vote for the best UK Passivhaus projects, and be the first to hear the announcement of the Award winners of 2016.


June 2016

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Local Authority & Housing Association Event

Local Authority & Housing Association Event

Date: 23 June 2016 Time: 12.30 - 16.30
Location: London (TBC) Cost: Free and exclusively for LAs and HAs

The purpose of this event is to further develop relationships with leading local authorities and housing associations who have adopted, or are considering adopting the Passivhaus standard.


Scottish Passivhaus Projects Update

Scottish Passivhaus Projects Update

Date: 16 June 2016 Time: 14.00 - 17.30
Location: McCance Room 301, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ Cost: £12 for PHT members & partners, £24 for non-members (inc. VAT)

This afternoon seminar will provide an update on the latest Passivhaus projects in Scotland, and will discuss what is needed to help practitioners in Scotland move forward on larger schemes.


UKIEG 2016 Conference

UKIEG 2016 Conference

Date: 16 June 2016 Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Engineering & Computing (EC) Building, Coventry University, Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH Cost: £65 for students and UKIEG members; £120 for non-members

The role of residential and learning environments on occupant health and well-being throughout the life course is a key consideration, especially in the case of vulnerable populations such as children and older people. This conference brings together research and case studies to help shed light on this important topic.


PassivHaus Thursday: Healthy Homes, Work Spaces & Communities

PassivHaus Thursday: Healthy Homes, Work Spaces & Communities

Date: 16 June 2016 Time: tbc
Location: Trinity Community Arts Centre, Trinity Road Bristol , BS2 0NW Cost: Free

PHT member gcp bring you a series of seminars exploring the impact buildings can have on mental health, general well-being and communities.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Whole House Energy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Whole House Energy)

Date: 6 June 2016 Time: 2 days
Location: Construction Training School, Norwich Cost: £700 +VAT (Exam fee £175 +VAT) 10% discount for PHT/AECB members

Whole House Energy believe that the recent sharp rise in Passivhaus design will lead naturally to the need for greater on-site knowledge and awareness of good practice in construction methods.


Passivhaus Uncovered

Passivhaus Uncovered

Date: 2 June 2016 Time: 18:00 - 21:30
Location: Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland Cost: Free

An evening of candid discussion and networking, which will reveal the realities of designing, building and occupying a Passivhaus building


May 2016

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The Case for Passivhaus

The Case for Passivhaus

Date: 10 May 2016 Time: 12.30 - 17.00
Location: The Council House - Victoria Square Birmingham B1 1BB Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

The objective of this Symposium is to share and generate knowledge to promote the Passivhaus standard.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 9 May 2016 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: South Bank University, 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.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Whole House Energy)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Whole House Energy)

Date: 9 May 2016 Time: 8 days over 2 weeks
Location: Construction Training School, Norwich Cost: £1912.50+VAT PHT members, £2,250+VAT non members

Whole House Energy offer the chance to gain the internationally recognised Certified European Passivhaus Designer qualification, with local site visits to Passivhaus projects at various stages of construction.


REHAU Passivhaus Seminar

REHAU Passivhaus Seminar

Date: 5 May 2016 Time: 09.00 - 12.30
Location: The Crystal, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1GB Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

The London instalment in REHAU's popular series of Passivhaus seminars designed for architects, specifiers, clients and developers.


Self Build Showcase

Self Build Showcase

Date: 5 May 2016 Time: 11.00 - 19.00
Location: Hethel Innovation Centre, Norwich Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

The event will host an exhibition of suppliers and organisations as well as a 1:1 advice centre and a variety of informative speakers, including the keynote speaker Richard Bacon MP, Local Planners, Build System Suppliers, Architects and Financiers.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 3 May 2016 Time: 5 days classroom training & online material
Location: Mounttown Community Facility, Meadowlands, Fitzgerald Park, Lower Mounttown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Cost: 999 Euro (VAT exempt)

Passive House Academy deliver the certified passivhaus designer course in Dun Laoghaire, where the standard is now mandatory for all new builds.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (PYC)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (PYC)

Date: 2 May 2016 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Pen y Lan, Meifod, Powys SY22 6DA Cost: £2000 +VAT

This Certified Passivhaus Designer course will be hosted by PYC and run by highly experienced trainers, and accredited by WARM: Low Energy Building Practice.


April 2016

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Green Sky Thinking 2016

Green Sky Thinking 2016

Date: 25 - 29 April 2016 Time: Week long event
Location: Venues across London Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Green Sky Thinking Week returns on 25-29 April marking its sixth year; with a focus on urban resilience, green tech and health & well being.


Marsh Flatts Farm site visit

Marsh Flatts Farm site visit

Date: 24 April 2016 Time: 14.00
Location: Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6TT Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

AECB East Midlands local group have arranged a chance to visit a Passivhaus currently under construction in Derbyshire.


International Passivhaus Conference

International Passivhaus Conference

Date: 22 - 23 April 2016 Time: 2 day event
Location: Darmstadt, Germany Cost: 560 Euros Early booking rate. PHT members receive further 10% discount

25 years of Passive House: Building a sustainable future!


UCL-Energy Seminar: Energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings: Are we on target for 2050?

UCL-Energy Seminar: Energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings: Are we on target for 2050?

Date: 5 April 2016 Time: 18.00
Location: Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL - Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Cost: Free to attend. Booking essential

This talk will explore some of the issues relating to energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings that will contribute to meeting the 2050 target.


March 2016

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Rehau Passivhaus Open Day

Rehau Passivhaus Open Day

Date: 23 March 2016 Time: 10.00 - 17.00
Location: The Rehau Hub, The Building Centre, Store St, London WC1E 7BT Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

The team at The REHAU Hub are inviting construction professionals to drop in to access expert advice on issues relating to Passivhaus fenestration and ventilation systems.


Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Passivhaus Bitesize Training

Date: 1, 8, 15 & 22 March 2016 Time: 15.00 - 18.00
Location: PTE, Diespeker Wharf, 38 Graham Street, London N1 8JX Cost: £150 per session (10% discount for PHT & AECB members)

Leading practitioners from the Passivhaus industry have developed a series of bitesize, afternoon sessions for Passivhaus training.


Thermal Bridging Analysis for Passivhaus

Thermal Bridging Analysis for Passivhaus

Date: 14 - 16 March 2016 Time: All day
Location: 5 Baldwin Terrace, London, N1 7RU Cost: £500 for 1 day (3d), £800 for 2 days (2d), £1,100 for 3 days (2d/ 3d),

This 3-day course is aimed at all Passive House Designers & Consultants who wish to be able to calculate thermal bridges for entry to the PHPP.


Passivhaus at Ecobuild

Passivhaus at Ecobuild

Date: 08 - 10 March 2016 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. Learn about the Passivhaus movement in the UK at the Passivhaus Trust Pavilion.


February 2016

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GIA CPD Event - Passive Housing

GIA CPD Event - Passive Housing

Date: 24 February 2016 Time: 18.00
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU Cost: £20.00

Jon Hand, University of Strathclude will give an overview of Passivhaus and PHT members Paper Igloo Architecture and Design will present their new build Passivhaus in Kippen, Sterling.


Airtightness, breathable insulation and ventilation

Airtightness, breathable insulation and ventilation

Date: 19 February 2016 Time: 10.00 - 13.00
Location: Westgate Hall Canterbury Cost: Free

AECB local group Kent are hosting an event on airtightness, breathable insulation and ventilation.


Masterclass: Summer Comfort

Masterclass: Summer Comfort

Date: 15 February 2016 Time: 10.30 - 17.15
Location: Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £200 + VAT.

Mark Siddall, LEAP and Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions will give an overview of the potential causes of overheating in Passivhaus buildings, and give guidance in how to design, build and operate in order to prevent overheating issues.


Building Better Buildings: 50 years of Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett

Building Better Buildings: 50 years of Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett

Date: 15 February 2016 Time: 09.30 - 17.00
Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6X Cost: Free

The UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE) hosts the last event in the Zero Carbon Hub's Building Better Buildings series.


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Passive House Academy)

Date: 11 February 2016 Time: 08.30 - 17.00
Location: Unit 4 Gyproc Business Park, Church Manor Way, Erith, Kent DA8 1DE Cost: £475 inc. VAT (Optional online exam prep - £275, Exam fee - £210)

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


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Whole House Energy)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Whole House Energy)

Date: 9 February 2016 Time: 2 days
Location: Construction Training School, Norwich Cost: £700 +VAT (Exam fee £175 +VAT) 10% discount for PHT/AECB members

Whole House Energy believe that the recent sharp rise in Passivhaus design will lead naturally to the need for greater on-site knowledge and awareness of good practice in construction methods.


Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Certified Passivhaus Designer Training (AECB Carbonlite)

Date: 8 February 2016 Time: Over 2 non-consecutive weeks
Location: Plymouth 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: 4 February 2016 Time: 08.30 - 17.00
Location: National Construction College, 4 Fountain Avenue, Inchinnan Business Park, Inchinnan, Renfrew PA4 9RQ, Glasgow Cost: £475 inc. VAT (Optional online exam prep - £275, Exam fee - £210)

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


January 2016

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New Year Celebration and Debate - MVHR: Is it just a lot of hot air?

New Year Celebration and Debate - MVHR: Is it just a lot of hot air?

Date: 26 January 2016 Time: 17.30 - 19.30
Location: 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8BF Cost: £20 (+VAT) for PHT & AECB members, £50 (+VAT) for non members

Back by popular demand, our light-hearted Christmas & New Year event will once again be held in January! Join PHT & AECB to debate and discuss mechanical and natural ventilation. Is MVHR necessary in Passivhaus, and does it have a place in low energy buildings?


Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Saint-Gobain)

Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson Training (Saint-Gobain)

Date: 20 - 21 January 2016 Time: 8.30 - 17.00
Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Erith, Kent Cost: From £350 +VAT. 10% discount for PHT/AECB members

2 days full training with additional online training delivered by the Passive House Academy in partnership with Saint-Gobain for the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson course.


Healthy Buildings; The Role of Products

Healthy Buildings; The Role of Products

Date: 20 January 2016 Time: 13.45 - 17.30
Location: UCL, London Cost: £50 for PHT/ ASBP members, £100 for non members

Consideration of product impacts should be an essential component for sustainable and healthy buildings and NOT an afterthought. This seminar will introduce the work of UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and provide an overview of recent research into this complex subject.