Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus: Rewards and Challenges in Social Housing

Date: 17 January 2019 Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Great Eastern Hall, SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY Cost: £6.00 + £1.48 Fee & VAT, Free for RIBA Members

Passivhaus: Rewards and Challenges in Social Housing. Image © Craig Auckland

In June 2018, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced government will invest £1.67bn in delivering 23,000 affordable homes, with at least 12,500 to be social housing, by the end of 2022.

In consideration of the UK’s ongoing commitment for sustainability, energy efficiency and issues surrounding fuel poverty; a number of local authorities, housing associations and developers have undertaken the challenge to develop low-energy housing, through the design, construction and ongoing maintenance and operation of Passivhaus social housing schemes.

It has been raised by many in the built environment that the successful implementation of Passivhaus involves high level of engagement and understanding of the building operation by its habitants - so as we embark on the task of developing social housing to meet the commitments, is Passivhaus the right solution?

The CIBSE and RIBA South West join together to host a thought-provoking debate, with the aim to respond to this question. A panel of industry experts will address the key debate issue of Passivhaus in social housing.

The event will welcome speakers from:



  • RIBA Member - Free
  • RIBA Student Member - Free
  • RIBA Friend & Non-Member - £6.00 + £1.48 Fee & VAT


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Image © Craig Auckland

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