Passivhaus Affiliate

What's on at UKPHC16

We've got a packed conference programme this year featuring large-scale studies from Europe and the UK; new 'Mini-Masterclass' sessions allowing delegates to the chance to get involved with detailed training, and talks from leading practitioners in the UK discussing how to deliver Passivhaus buildings from conception to completion.

Check out a summary of the programme below, and don't forget to book your tickets!


Session 1 - Keynote speakers

In the first half of the UKPHC16 conference programme our keynote speakers Jessica Grove-Smith, Passivhaus Institut and Ralf Bermich, Leiter Energie und Klimaschutz will discuss some of the largest Passivhaus developments in the world, as well as the latest international projects that have been built to the new Passivhaus standards - Plus and Premium.


Session 2 - Large-scale case studies

This will be followed by a panel discussion and a summary of exciting large-scale projects in the UK that are under development such as the Elephant Park regeneration project in London and monitoring studies at Leicester Medical Centre, the UK's largest certified Passivhaus project.


The second half of the conference programme is split into two streams:

Getting it off the ground

Getting it built

Early design decisions such as site selection, orientation and planning

Making the business case for Passivhaus to clients

Setting-up the appropriate project team to deliver a project from start to finish

Ensuring quality assurance - Dos and Don'ts

Making sure the construction phase of a project is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest performance standards

Monitoring and measured data for large and small-scale projects


Session 3 - Getting it off the ground



Early design decisions

Speaker TBC

Early design choices - Site selection, orientation and  planning

Peter Ranken, Accredited Passivhaus Design

Costs & value – The business case for Passivhaus

John Lefever, Hastoe Housing Association & Ben Binns, Hamson Barron Smith

Passivhaus delivery – Business case & setting up the team

John Palmer, Enhabit

Procurement – Getting the team to deliver

Nigel Marsh, Baker Ruff Hannon & Emma Osmundsen, Exeter City Council

Delivery of self-build and co-housing projects

Janet Cotterell, Passivhaus Homes


Session 4 - Getting it built



Quality delivery - Dos & don’ts

Helen Brown Encraft

Quality delivery - Dos & don’ts

Will South, Co-Create Consulting

Delivery and performance

Mark Allen, Saint Gobain

Delivery and performance

Anna Carton, Prewett Bizley Architects

Delivery & measured data at the Adapt Low Carbon Centre

John French, UEA

Monitoring & measured data for small-scale housing projects

Speakers TBC


Session 5 - How to deliver the necessary quality for Passivhaus at scale

In our final session of the day our Chair, Chris Herring will host a Q&A session with our panel and attendees to discuss what steps are required to delivery the necessary quality for Passivhaus at scale in the UK.


Mini Masterclasses

Our Mini Masterclass sessions run alongside the afternoon conference programme and will allow conference delegates the chance to access detailed training. The seminars are condensed versions of our popular Masterclass series and will be conducted by leading industry experts.

Installation of insulation and airtightness

Paul Jennings, Encraft & Liam Schofield, Nesthaus

Cost optimisation and buildability

Chris Parsons, Parsons + Whittley & Steve Healy, DCH Construction

Fenestration and minimising overheating

Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions & Sally Godber, WARM

MVHR and heating supply choices and design

Alan Clarke, Independent Consultant & Michael Swainson, BRE

Design & on-site sequencing and training

Mark Siddall, LEAP & Bill Butcher, Green Building Store

Small/ large scale retrofit, EuroPHit, moisture control

Bob Prewett, Prewett Bizley & Jessica Grove-Smith, PHI


To see a full programme and to book your conference and expo tickets,

28th September 2016

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