Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Principles & Methods

Date: 29 - 30 September 2015 Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Location: Coventry University, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH Cost: Free to eligible SME's.

As an approach, Passivhaus requires very high construction standards on site and high performance products, creating opportunities across the supply chain for both contractors and manufacturing companies. Architects and other construction professionals all need to become acquainted with the approach and standards to ensure the UK and West Midlands region can compete internationally and deliver ambitious carbon reduction targets over the next 20 years.

Passivhaus approaches are also simply good practice for energy efficient construction, so companies able to operate to Passivhaus standards will be apply to apply parts of the approach to other projects and secure competitive advantage on all the work they do.

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.

Learning Outcomes 

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 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

Who Should Attend 

This course is aimed at SME’s within the construction sector located in the Midlands region. It will be particularly beneficial to 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.

As there has been a high demand for these workshops, priority will be given to new companies who have not previously attended workshops. Places are limited to one person per company and confirmation of booking is based on submission of valid and original SME Eligibility Form.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. This will, however, be at short notice.


You must complete an SME eligibilty form. Bookings can be made online.

02477 658800


Further Information

Coventry University

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