Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Technical Solutions

Date: 15 October 2014 Time: 14.00 - 17.30
Location: Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Hertfordshire Cost: £50 + VAT for PHT Members; £100 + VAT for non-members

The Trust will be holding a ‘technical afternoon' on 15 October 2014, before the UK Passivhaus Conference in Stevenage. This is a chance for PHT members and practitioners involved in the more technical aspects of the Passivhaus Standard to delve into Passivhaus issues in more depth. 



There will be 6 one-hour workshops on the day, running as three parallel workshops in two sessions

14.00     Introduction from Jessica Grove-Smith, PHI – update on activities by the Institute

14.30     Session 1 – parallel workshops on MVHR, Heat Supply & Small Properties

15.30     Coffee Break

16.00     Session 2 – parallel workshops on The business case for large-scale retrofit, Quality Assurance on site and Overheating and measured data on occupancy and thermal comfort 

17.00     Wrap up/ summary

17.30     Final discussion - what does Passivhaus Principles mean?


Potential topics

Each workshop will be led by one or more leading Passivhaus practitioners and will include significant opportunity for audience engagement.




Session 1


Ian Mawditt, fourwalls & Andrew Farr, Green Building Store

Commissioning targets, occupant behaviour, Part F targets etc

Heat Supply

Helen Brown, Encraft & Bertie Dixon, Max Fordham & Partners

Small scale systems, communal systems

Small properties

Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions & Alan Clarke, Independant Consultant

Internal Heat Gains, special allowances

Session 2

The business case for large-scale retrofit

Phil Summers, Regen & Nick Newman/ Loreana Padron, ECD Architects

In-situ refurb & avoiding decanting, structural testing

Quality Assurance on site

Mark Siddall, LEAP & Tom Dollard, ptea

Certification checklists, site inspections, scaling up

Overheating and measured data on occupancy and thermal comfort 

Sally Godber, WARM & David Coley, University of Bath

Measured data vs PHPP predictions, Adapting PHPP for future climate predictions




£50 + VAT for PHT Members; £100 + VAT for non-members

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis up to 2 people per company. Additional attendees from one company will be added to a waiting list and may be allocated places closer to the day.

Limited discounted places available for students on application.



To register your interest or book a number of places, please email

Please indicate your preference of topics for both sessions.

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