Passivhaus Affiliate

Introduction To Passive House Standard

Date: 17th August 2011 Time: 9:30am-4:30 pm
Location: Scottish Passive House Centre, Rosyth, Fife Cost: £180.00 (+VAT) for non-members, 15% discount for PHT members

This one day seminar organised by the Scottish Passive House Centre will cover the Passivhaus concept, the mythns surrounding Passivhaus and their experiences in Passivhaus so far in Scotland and the rest of the UK


9.30 Registration/ Refreshments

9.45 The Passive House Concept

  • Introduction to the Passive House concept
  • Passive House so far (a brief history and summary ofdevelopment)
  • Passive House Criteria
  • Passive House compared with standard construction inScotland
  • Passive House Advantages

10.45 Building Envelope

  • Super Insulation
  • Air-tightness
  • Thermal bridge free construction
  • Passive House windows & doors• Materials and material specification (quality assurance &tendering)

11.45 Short Break

12.00 PHPP – Passive House calculation Tool

  • Introduction to PHPP (Passive House Planning Package)
  • PHPP compared to SAP12.45 Building Services
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR)• Space Heating• Heat supply for DHW
  • Installation of services
  • Products and materials

1.45 Lunch

2.45 Implementing Passive House in Scotland

  • Passive House developments so far
  • Capital costs and payback times
  • Achieving Passive House Quality
  • Passive house and compliance with current and futurelegislation (2013• and 2020)
  • Passive House potential for growth in Scotland

4.15 Closing Words


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