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Passivhaus at Ecobuild

Date: 08 - 10 March 2016 Time: 3 consecutive days
Location: Excel, London Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

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Taking Passivhaus to the next level at Ecobuild 2016

The Trust has been closely involved with Ecobuild since it launched in 2010, and have had a strong presence at both the exhibition and conference. Our seminars have always enjoyed packed-out attendances, This year Ecobuild runs from 08-10 March at Excel London, with a host of Passivhaus activities scattered throughout the event, including a brand new Passivhaus Pavilion, and a series of Passivhaus seminars.


Recent political changes are making it a challenge to keep sustainability high on the agenda However, for those who want to go beyond the norm and build to higher standards, Passivhaus offers the best tried-and-tested route to achieve better energy efficiency and comfort"

Jon Bootland, CEO Passivhaus Trust

The Trust will also be launching the 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards, & the UK Passivhaus Conference during Ecobuild. 

Passivhaus Trust Pavilion

For the first time in 2016 we will be having a Passivhaus Trust Pavilion within the exhibition, which will gather together some of our member companies, including suppliers of the high quality insulation, glazing, ventilation, fabric, services and whole systems that contribute to Passivhaus schemes, providing useful technical help and advice to everyone from self-builders to major housebuilders.

At the PHT member lounge within the Pavilion, you will be able to pick up free Passivhaus guidance to help start your project, and meet a number of Passivhaus experts within the Pavilion:

Passivhaus Trust Pavilion Plan: Ecobuild 2016

Passivhaus Trust - Stand E7089

Day 1 - Tuesday 08th

10.00: Encaft

12.30: Showersave

13.00: designPH & PHPP demos, Dave Edwards

15.00: Point 6 Projects

Day 2 - Wednesday 09th

10.00: Prewett Brizley Architects

12.30: REHAU 

13.00: designPH & PHPP demos, Dave Edwards

15.00: Eco Design Consultants

Day 3 - Thursday 10th

10.00: naked house 

12.30: ECD Architects

Passivhaus projects are challenging, and learning from the experts at Ecobuild can be crucial in moving your own project forward.



There are a number of Passivhaus presentations and seminars woven throughout the Ecobuild sessions, a couple are listed below:

Day 1 at Ecobuild 2016




Time: 12.00 - 13.15, Concrete & Masonry Pavilion


Sustainable housing needs to deliver economically, environmentally and socially. This session will provide the latest guidance on concrete and masonry solutions that meet energy performance standards, are resilient to overheating, increased flooding associated with climate change, and deliver superior fire performance, durability, adaptability, acoustics

  • High Performance Housing Solutions - Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre 

  • Case study: The Chocolate Works, York - Richard Partington, Studio Partington

  • Case study: ICF PASSIVHAUS - Alan Brown, IID Architects & Alex Baines, client and Passivhaus consultant.






Time: 15:00 - 16:15, Stream: Building Performance


This is case study led session exploring sustainable buildings that perform to and beyond their design intent. Looking at inspirational projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. The case studies are supported by monitored performance data which will provide lessons learnt, and both inform and support future improvements in performance.

Chairperson: Hywel Davies, Technical Director - CIBSE

  • 2nd Generation PASSIVHAUS, Wilkinson Primary School, using performance data to inform future design and performance: Lee Fordham, Associate & Chryssa Thoua, Architectural Assistant - Architype

  • CIBSE Building Performance award winner. (Winner to be announced in February 2016.) Hywel Davies , Technical Director - CIBSE

  • Best practice case studies: performance in use at Pool Innovation Centre, Tremough Innovation Centre and Keynsham Civic Centre: Judit Kimpian, Director of Sustainable Architecture and Research - AHR

Day 2 at Ecobuild 2016




Time: 12:00 - 13:15,  Stream : Building Performance


When a building becomes uncomfortably warm because of its design this is known as overheating. With expected increases in unusually hot summers and more frequent heat waves due to climate change and denser city centres the occurrence of overheating is a real concern. This seminar will explore ways to ensure homes remain comfortable by examining recognised risk factors and will equip designers, housing providers and retrofitters with the knowledge to tackle overheating.

Chairperson: Paul Ciniglio, Sustainability and Asset Strategist - First Wessex

  • How big is the problem and when and why does it occur? Paul Ciniglio, Sustainability and Asset Strategist - First Wessex

  • Identifying risk factors and mitigation strategies: Nicola O'Conner, Project Manager - Zero Carbon Hub

  • PASSIVHAUS Guidance: summer comfort and avoiding overheating: Nick Grant, Technical Director - Passivhaus Trust

  • Modelling and testing at design stage to prevent overheating: Tom McNeil, Engineer - Max Fordham 



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Time: 16.30 onwards Stand: Advantage Austria - E2130


PHT members are invited to join us at the Advantage Austria stand for a celebratory drinks and networking reception where we will be launching the 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards & Custom Build Campaign.

Day 3 at Ecobuild 2016




Time: 10:30 - 11:45, Stream : Energy


Following the scrapping of Zero Carbon Homes targets this seminar will examine the continued business case, innovation and technical approaches of delivering low energy homes. Through a range of case studies, varying technical approaches will demonstrate what is achievable and the real cost of zero carbon.

Chairperson: Robert Sakula, Founder Partner, Ash Sakula Architects

  • Eco Terrace ' prototype zero energy affordable homes ' a prefabricated fabric first envelope: Robert Sakula, Founder Partner - Ash Sakula Architects

  • Delivering PASSIVHAUS at no extra cost: Tomas Gartner, Director - Gale & Snowden Architects

  • The Tigh Grian 'serhuus ' volumetric housing with energy capture and storage: Michael Brooke, Project Development Manager - Brooke Architecture






Time: 12:00 - 13:15, Stream : Design


Passivhaus continues to deliver innovative solutions across a wide range of buildings. This session examines three very different projects:

Chairperson: Jon Bootland, Chief Executive - Passivhaus Trust

  • Exeter's Passivhaus pool and leisure centre: Tomas Gartner, Director - Gale & Snowden Architects
  • Scotland Museum and Art Galleries: Jonathan Hines, Managing Director – Architype
  • Wilmcote House, for Portsmouth City Council: John Pratley, Founding Partner - Sustainable by Design & Steve Groves, Asset Manager, Portsmouth City Council


NB: All events are subject to changes.


PHT member exhibitors outside the Pavilion

Advantage Austria - E2130

Kingspan Insulation Ltd - E2060

Rehau - E4289

Saint-Gobain - E7040


Ecobuild is free to attend but booking is essential. Register here.


Further Information

Passivhaus at Ecobuild 2016 - PDF Download


Taking Passivhaus to the next level at Ecobuild

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