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Passivhaus at Futurebuild 2020

Date: 3-5 March 2020 Time: Three consecutive days
Location: ExCel, London Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Futurebuild Responding to the Emergency

This year's Futurebuild declares that if there is one message that is coming loud and clear from the global climate emergency, it is that we cannot go on as we are. The industry has to make changes. We need to radically change the ways in which we plan, design, construct and operate our buildings and places.

Taking place from 3-5 March at London's ExCel, the show will bring together 27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change, and the Trust will again be taking part with a number of activities.

The Passivhaus Superstars session will feature at the Buildings hub on Wednesday, highlighting stand-out projects that have hit the headlines and our TV screens in 2019, with presentations by PHT members Mikhail Riches, Swann Edwards Architecture, Max Fordham and Bow Tie Construction.

On Thursday, the Trust's Research and Policy Director John Palmer will present on Passivhaus as a route for achieving zero carbon at a panel exploring the Future Homes Standard 2025 and its implications for the industry.

The exhibition will offer further opportunities for sharing Passivhaus knowledge. If you are a PHT member and exhibiting or discussing Passivhaus at Futurebuild, please let us know your stand number or details of your talk, and we will promote your activities. Email with the subject line Futurebuild.


Passivhaus seminars

Wednesday 4 March

12:30 - 13:45:    Passivhaus Superstars

In this case study session we'll explore 3 high profile Passivhaus 'superstar' projects attracting the headlines and TV time, delving into the challenges, opportunities and benefits of delivering to Passivhaus standards.

Chair: Jon Bootland Chief Executive, Passivhaus Trust

Stirling Prize Winner best new building 2019 - Goldsmith Street, Norwich
James Turner Associate, Mikhail Riches

Channel 4's Building the Dream - Far Few Barn, Cambridge
Jamie Burton Swann Edwards Architects

Grand Designs House of the Year shortlist - Max Fordham House
Ali Shaw Project Engineer, Max Fordham
Rafael Delimata Bow Tie Construction


Thursday 5 March

14:15 - 15:30:    The Future Homes Standard 2025 - when, what, how?

The Future Homes Standard 2025 is now in development, with the government aiming to build on the Clean Growth Grand Challenge mission to at least halve the energy use of new build property by 2030. This panel will explore the proposed details of the standard, the latest research into design, and the technology options seeking to shape UK policy around the delivery of low carbon, low cost new homes.

The Future Homes Standard 2025 and the Buildings Mission 2030
Victoria Tink Building Environmental Scientist, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Best practice examples from BEIS Building for 2050 programme delivering low cost, low carbon homes
Tom Dollard Head of Sustainable Design and Associate Director, Pollard Thomas Edward

Passivhaus as a route for achieving zero carbon
John Palmer Research and Policy Director, Passivhaus Trust

Housing Fit for Purpose - a best practice approach to POE as feedback for design
Fionn Stevenson The University of Sheffield School of Architecture



This event is free to attend, but booking is essential - register online here.


Further information

Futurebuild 2020


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