Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Events at Ecobuild 2014

Date: 4-6 March 2014 Time: 3 day event
Location: ExCeL London Cost: Free to attend, registration essential

Passivhaus seems to be trickling into the main stream at this year’s Ecobuild with a strong presence in design seminars, involvement with an open film competition and numerous members exhibiting. Sifting through the vast array of events occuring during the 3 day event, the Trust highlight some sessions:


Launch of UK Passivhaus Awards 2014

Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2014 and drinks reception at 16.30 on Wednesday 5th March. Hosted by Advantage Austria at stand S510/11.


Design Zone

Passivhaus design: how to scale up and maintain quality

Tuesday 04 March, 14.30 - 16.00.

Passivhaus at scale is still very new. This session will examine how to scale up Passivhaus design to multi-unit projects, whilst maintaining the quality, with current examples of larger-scale projects.

Tried & tested: refining Passivhaus design through feedback

Wednesday 05 March, 12.30 - 14.00

Covering retrofit and newbuild, this session looks at the detail on how to design for quality and comfort in Passivhaus buildings. Case studies show performance information from a variety of Passivhaus buildings in use.

The details of Passivhaus: strategies for success

Thursday 06 March, 14.15 - 15.45

Passivhaus design is a certified standard, which by its very nature demands that the finer grain of the design needs to be right in order that the building works. In this session, speakers will examine strategies for making Passivhaus work; getting the system design right; and ensuring quality throughout.

Passivhaus Seminars at Saint-Gobain's Stand N750

Tuesday 04 March 13.30 - 14.45

Wednesday 05 March 11.45 - 13.00

Thursday 06 March 15.00 - 16.00 (no presentation from Pasquill)

How building to Passivhaus principles can provide a high level of occupant thermal comfort while using minimal energy for heating and cooling. Discussion on the Trust's Passivhaus Masterclasses, focused on the meticulous details needed in Passivhaus buildings.

Saint-Gobain Technical Manager, Mark Allen, will introduce the Multi-Comfort concept. Building on the exacting Passivhaus standards. Joining Mark will be Julian Elsbury, National Housebuilder Manager for Pasquill, who will be looking specifically at the advantages of using metal web joists in the design and construction of Multi-Comfort buildings.

Building performance and BIM Zone

Bringing design and operational performance together in new homes will discuss Passivhaus at Building performance and BIM seminars.

Bringing design and operational performance together in new homes

Tuesday 04 March, 12.30 - 14.00

The Zero Carbon Hub is running a collaborative industry led programme examining the discrepancy between design and as built energy performance for new homes. This session will examine the latest findings and evidence from this research; highlight issues that influence the performance gap; explore ways to reduce the performance gap with reference to what can be learnt from rigorous quality assurance processes such as those offered by Passivhaus certification.


Refurbishment and Retrofit

Delivering retrofit at scale

Wednesday 05 March, 14.30 - 16.00

Meeting our 2050 carbon reduction targets means improving 20 million existing homes. Retrofitting at scale offers an opportunity to address the enormity of this challenge. This seminar explores what can be achieved at scale including the process, delivery and varying approaches to different retrofit challenges.


TRADA Seminars

Tuesday 04 March, 16.00 - 16.25

Standardised Passivhaus school design 


Regeneration Film Festival

The Trust is also involved with Regeneration Film Festival 2014, an open-entry filmmaking competition for all those involved with the design, use and development of a sustainable built environment.


PHT Member Exhibitors:

The Trust do not have an exhibition stand this year, but will be available in-between seminars to say hello and discuss the benefits of building to the Passivhaus standard at Accredited Passivhaus Design’s (APD) Stand S502. Our material will also be available at the AECB stand N142 and GHA stand N124. PHT members who are exhibiting and their relevant stand numbers are as follows:

Patron Members:

Advantage Austria


Kingspan Insulation Ltd




Standard Members:

Accredited Passivhaus Design


BSRIA Instrument Solutions                         


Internorm Windows



N552/53, N748/49

Rationel Windows










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