Passivhaus Affiliate

New Homes and Our Health

Date: 6 July 2017 Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Location: University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Bolsover St, Sheffield S3 7NA Cost: PHT members £50+VAT, Non-members £75+VAT

Good Homes Alliance logoThe UK built environment is well placed to deliver solutions that benefit our health and wellbeing, but experience suggests that there are a number of problems regarding the understanding and delivery of these outcomes. This conference explores both the technical problems and solutions and should contain essential knowledge for developers, designers, asset managers and constructors.

Supported by Zero Carbon Yorkshire and the University of Sheffield.



Chaired by: Chris Herring, Chair of the Passivhaus Trust and Founder & Director of the Green Building Store.

Section 1 – Implications of healthy homes

  • John Alker, Campaign and Policy Director at UK-GBC - Healthy Homes Report findings
  • Martin Seymour & Sani Dimitriloupolou, Air Pollution and Climate Change Group, Public Health England - Indoor environmental quality, Overheating and health impacts/risks

Section 2 – Positive solutions to building scale factors

  • Stephanie King, BRE – Daylight and sunlight
  • Prof. Bill Gething, Bill Gething: Sustainability + Architecture – Overheating in UK homes; occurrence, causes and solutions.
  • Speaker TBC -  Internal Space, accessibility and flexibility and health
  • Jack Harvie-Clark, Chair of ANC, founder of Apex Acoustics - Designing for noise, ventilation and thermal comfort

Section 3 – Solving community scale impacts

  • Speaker TBC - Healthy New Towns
  • Rebecca Taylor, Partner, John Thompson & Partners - Urban design (safety, traffic noise , outdoor air quality access to green space, connectivity, community cohesion)  



To secure your place please use the online booking form via Eventbrite.

Further Information

New homes and our health

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