Passivhaus Affiliate

Introduction to the Passive House Standard

Date: 8th August 2012 Time: 9:30 to 16:30
Location: Scottish Passive House Centre - Dalgety Business Centre, Ridge Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9JN Cost: £180 + VAT (15% discount for PHT members)

Britain might be the furthest behind in Passive House technology, but we are one of the fastest catching up. This is the standard of the future.

The Scottish Passive House Centre has been very influential in the implementation and development of the Passive House standard in the U.K. so far. They have been responsible for the certification of the first affordable passive housing scheme in Scotland (Tygh-Na-Cladach, Dunoon) and the first certified private Passive House in England (Underhill House Warwickshire) which featured on channel 4’s Grand Designs show in September 2010.

This seminar will look at the passive house concept , the myths surrounding passive house and their experiences in passive house so far in Scotland and the rest of the UK.


9:00am: Registration, tea/coffee and networking

9.40: Part 1 – Introduction & Overview

  • Introduction to the Passive House Concept
  • Passive House Criteria
  • Passive House Advantages
  • Passive House so far
  • Passive House compared with standard construction in Scotland

10.50: Short Break

11.10: Part 2 – Orientation + Form

  • Building Fabric
  • Building Envelope: Super InsulatioN, Air Tightness (Run through Auchinloch Air-Tightness folder), Thermal Bridge free construction, Passive House windows + doors
  • Material Specification (QA + Tendering)

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Part 3 – Building Services

  • MVHR
  • Space Heating
  • Heating supply for DHWInstallation of services
  • PHPP: Introduction to PHPP, PHPP vs SAP, PHPP tour through software

14.50: Short Break

15.10: Part 4 – Passive House U.K Overview

  • Passive House Developments so far U.K + Scotland
  • Capital costs and payback times
  • Achieving Passive House qualityPassive House and compliance with current + future legislations (regs 2010, 2013, 2016 etc.)
  • Passive House Potential for growth in Scotland



Certain SMEs may be eligible for 50% of the funding to be claimed through Skills Development Scotland’s Low Carbon Fund. Please follow the link HERE to complete their application, and when completed please send to:

Contact Lorraine Froehlich on 0845 3883 716  or email to book your place.

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