Passivhaus Affiliate

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 follows on from Designing and delivering Passivhaus and Low Carbon Buildings 1, focusing on some of the specifics issues and processes involved in the delivery of Passivhaus and low carbon buildings. This seminar 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. Using the University of East Anglia (UEA)'s Low Carbon Exemplar Building as a case study, this seminar provides examples of how these issues are being addressed in a unique and innovative regional project. The seminar will also explore the challenges of retrofitting Passivhaus and low carbon buildings, including retrofitting within conservation areas.

Presenters will include either Ben Humphries (Associate Director) or Gareth Selby (Architect and Passivhaus specialist) from Architype. Architype are part of the Morgan Sindall team, who are leading the design for the Exemplar Low Carbon Building which is targeting BREEAM Excellent and Passivhaus certification as well achieving a carbon sink for the lifetime of the building. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Key topics:

  • Passivhaus certification and BREEAM assessment processes
  • Detailing and best practice
  • Passivhaus Planning Package
  • Performance v design criteria and Soft Landings Framework

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