Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Workshop

Date: 27 November 2021 Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon, SN5 8UB Cost: Free to attend, booking essential

Passivhaus Workshop

We are delighted to partner with NSBRC for a free in-person Passivhaus Workshop. This event will enable you to understand key Passivhaus principles, the application of Passivhaus in existing projects and to ensure you have the correct team behind you to develop your own Passivhaus home.

Aimed at self-builders, tradespeople and those interested in developing Passivhaus projects, the workshop will offer a diverse and interactive programme of talks, Q&A sessions and live guided tours. 


Why attend?

The buildings we occupy play an important role in our health and wellbeing. The Passivhaus standard is designed to deliver comfortable and high-quality living environments with lower running costs, in any type of building:

  • Good for comfort - comfortable temperatures are easily maintained all year round using minimal energy

  • Good for your health - constant clean fresh air

  • Good for your pocket - 90% reductions in energy needed for heating

  • Good for quality - a rigorous quality control process requires craftsmanship and buildings that are built with care

  • Good for your future - the Passivhaus seal of approval guarantees certainty of performance

The most successful and cost-effective way of achieving Passivhaus is incorporating the standard before your designs are complete and including your Passivhaus elements in your planning application. With the chance to pose questions to Passivhaus experts, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn key insights into getting your Passivhaus project successfully underway.



Workshop highlights

  • Introduction to Passivhaus Principles

  • Surgeries on: Airtightness, Insulation, Ventilation, Windows & Doors

  • Existing Passivhaus Case Studies

  • Walking ‘Passivhaus’ expert tours

  • Q&A

  • How to improve existing buildings




An Introduction to Passivhaus Principles

Chris Herring, Chair, Passivhaus Trust 


Why is efficient heat recovery ventilation key to good indoor air quality and energy savings in a Passivhaus?

Andrew Clapton, PHT member Total Home Environment


Key to Passivhaus: the PHPP Energy Model

Jae Cottrell, PHT member Passivhaus Homes


How to get best performance & value from windows and doors

Mike Shufflebotham, PHT Patron Green Building Store


MBC Timber Frame and Foundation system

Lee Broomhall, PHT member MBC Timber Frame 


EuroPHit/EnerPHit – Exploring, phased, ‘step by step’ retrofit residential projects

Alan Budden, PHT member Eco Design Consultants


Should my new house be Passivhaus? - A guide to the how and why of Passivhaus to help you decide

Ian Leighton, PHT member Green Planning Studio


The role of airtightness in Passivhaus

Antony Fox, PHT member SIGA


‘Passivhaus and Net Zero Carbon Targets – How do they Relate?

Jae Cottrell, PHT member Passivhaus Homes



NB: Programme is subject to change


This event is free to attend, but booking is essential.



Please register via the online booking form.

If you have any queries, please contact: 0345 2234455


Further information

Passivhaus Workshop

Passivhaus goes Personal

Passivhaus self-build case studies

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