Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus in the UK

Date: 2nd December 2010 Time:
Location: London Cost: £100 non-members / £80 Passivhaus Trust, RESET members or students

Some of the UK's foremost practitioners in Passivhaus design come together for a masterclass on the principles behind PassivHaus, with reference to their project work, implementing this relatively recent UK arrival to low energy design. RESET is pleased to deliver this CPD masterclass in association with the Passivhaus Trust.

The workshop will develop detailed understanding of thermal envelopes, thermal bridging and how to avoid it and ensuring air tightness in design and on site. Challenges, opportunities and case studies are discussed, in relation to both new build and refurbishment, with an opportunity for participants to share their own project work and discuss best practice approaches.

Speakers include:

Andy Simmonds is an architectural designer and builder, co-developer of the CarbonLite standard and Certified PassivHaus Designer. Being both designer and builder, he has gained practical insights into the viability of ecological techniques, and has taken up on-the-job training of other trades people. He has run training courses and seminars in earth building and timber use, and ecological and energy efficient building. Andy is currently also the part time CEO of AECB the Sustainable Building Association.

Mark Siddall is an architect and a Certified PassivHaus Designer. He is also the sustainability champion for Devereux Architects and has conducted detailed research into low and net-zero carbon technologies. Currently he is working on what is understood to be the UK’s first major PassivHaus scheme (25 homes) and is providing consultation for the Riverside One Net-Zero Carbon development in Middlesbrough (a significant scheme for Bio-Regional Quintain).

Henrietta Lynch has a background in architecture, environmental design consultancy and academia. She has worked for several leading consultants, including Fulcrum Consulting and Hopkins Architects, and most recently as an Associate with the Good Homes Alliance and as a lecturer on the MSc Architecture and Diploma of Architecture courses at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. She is currently undertaking PhD research at University College London in PassivHaus, and is a visiting lecturer at Westminster University and the University of Hertfordshire.

Robert Prewett was born in Gloucester in 1970.  He studied architecture at Bath University and the Technische Universiteit in Delft. Having worked with Feilden Clegg Bradley architects for 5 years he established Prewett Bizley architects in 2005 with university friend and long term collaborator Graham Bizley. Through building research they have developed an expertise in low carbon building strategies for new build and retrofit. In 2009 they completed a retrofit of a Victorian house where the heating demand was reduced by 90%. He is also a Founder Member of the Passivhaus Trust.

Justin Bere A fully registered architect since 1987, he from the very start of his professional practice resisted building at large scales or on Greenfield sites, preferring the embrace of nature in both his life and work. Justin designed his home and work place, The Muse in north London, to PassivHaus standards. With a variety of biodiverse living roofs, solar water heating and a beehive, and the use of a large proportion of reused and recycled materials, Justin promotes with great sensibility a holistic and ecological approach to architectural design. He is also a Founder Member of the Passivhaus Trust.

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