Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Principles & Methods

Date: 4 September 2014 Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: Birmingham Cost: Free to eligible SME's. Booking essential.

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.

Who Should Attend 

This course will be aimed at SME housing associations, developers, architects, architectural technicians, energy assessors and consultants, M&E specialists, quantity surveyors, contractors and sub-contractors. Construction product manufacturers may also find the content a useful introduction.

The learner will be able to:

  • Explain the key components of the Passivhaus standard
  • Describe the trajectory of Building Regulations and where the Passivhaus standard fits in this context
  • Describe how building physics determines the theoretical energy performance of buildings
  • Indentify and evaluate a range of strategies to reduce energy use in and carbon emissions from buildings
  • Critically evaluate the key strategies for creating a Passivhaus building
  • Describe the roles of different participants in the delivery of a Passivhaus building
  • Analyse the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the team to deliver a Passivhaus building

Presented by the Green Gauge Trust Ltd. They are a not-for-profit organisation who have a passion to transform the buildings sector so that it can deliver genuinely low energy low carbon buildings. They have many years’ experience in policy and strategy formulation and implementation, specialising in large-scale development, in energy and the environment, developing and deliver training programmes, as well as in creating and managing consumer-facing businesses.


As there has been a high demand for these Workshops, priority will be given to eligible companies who meet the SME definition and who have not been previously supported by this project.

Those who are returning clients will be placed on a waiting list, if places are available once booking has closed, you will be notified of an available place. However please note this will be at short notice. 

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