Passivhaus Affiliate

New Year Debate: Are Passivhaus Buildings Healthy?

Date: 31 January 2018 Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street, SE1 6NG Cost: PHT members - £20.00, Partners - £30.00, General admittance - £40.00

We hope you can join us for our annual New Year Debate & Celebration. The subject of this year’s debate will be one of the hot topics in the construction industry - health and well-being.

We often think that buildings built to Passivhaus standards are healthy because of their excellent thermal comfort and constant fresh air supply. However, as we heard at the recent UK Passivhaus Conference during the ‘Passivhaus futures’ sessions, there can be many other factors that contribute towards a healthy building.

Are the Passivhaus performance criteria the key components of a healthy building? Are they enough on their own or do more factors need to be addressed such as material toxicity, daylighting and access to greenery?

Come along, join the debate and share your views!


17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome from Passivhaus Trust

18.10   Let's get the basics right first: air quality & thermal comfort - Alex Baines, Design Buro

18.25   Passivhaus is not enough: material choices matter too - Chryssa Thoua, Architype/ UCL

18.40   Healthy buildings through Passivhaus & good design - Richard Dudzicki, RDA Architects 

18.55   Health & well-being: more than building performance - Ed Wealand Cundall/ WELL building standard

19.10   Q&A, points from the floor

19.25   Questions & Voting

19.30   Drinks and networking

20.30   Close and move to the pub


  • PHT members - £20.00 (inc. VAT)
  • Partners (ASBP, GHA, STBA, AECB, BPN, LSBU Sustainable Communities Institute) - £30.00 (inc. VAT)
  • General admittance - £40.00 (inc. VAT)

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