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Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Date: 13 July 2016 Time: 8.45 - 17.00
Location: Green Building Store HQ, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 Cost: £295 +VAT

The course offers a practical and technical guide into the Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects, such as the Denby Dale PassivhausGolcar Passivhaus project,  the lessons learned and how the techniques can be applied to other builds.

Denby Dale Passivhaus, Green Building Store

The day is aimed primarily at architects and building professionals new to Passivhaus and is divided into intensive morning presentations, lunch time informal discussions and afternoon site visit to the Denby Dale Passivhaus.  All delegates will be provided with a full technical briefing summary on the Denby Dale build, including detailing and specification.


•    Lessons learnt from Denby Dale Passivhaus, the Golcar Passivhaus and other UK Passivhaus projects.  Practical delivery
•    Understanding Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
•    The role of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and 2-dimensional thermal (THERM) modelling in Passivhaus design

Provisional agenda – download Word doc



  • Chris Herring: Current Chair of the Passivhaus Trust, Chris is one of the UK’s leading experts in high performance window design and has been advocating and pioneering sustainable approaches for most of his construction career. Chris was Technical Leader on the Denby Dale Passivhaus project. He worked closely with Bill Butcher to ensure the meshing of theory and practice of Passivhaus standards and technology with UK materials and building techniques. 

  • Bill Butcher:  Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, he has over 40 years’ building experience. Project leader of the Denby Dale Passivhaus, Stirley Farm EnerPHit and Golcar Passivhaus projects. a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. He also serves on the Technical Panel of the Passivhaus Trust and teaches on the Construction module of the CarbonLite CEPH Designer course.

  • Paul SmithSenior Construction Technician, Paul is a  Certified Passivhaus Consultant. Paul undertakes PHPP and Therm modelling for Green Building Store’s consultancy service.



For one place for Passivhaus Training Day alone: £295 +VAT

Discount for Group Bookings:

  • 2 attendees: 20% discount
  • 3 or more:  25% discount

Spaces are limited. Booking form – download Word doc

Register your interest for this course or inquire about other dates here.


Further Information

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