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Keynote projects at the 2017 UK Passivhaus Conference

UKPHC17Join us on the 24th October at the UK Passivhaus Conference in London to discover the case studies of the leading Passivhaus projects from 2017. The projects range from large scale social housing, commercial schemes pushing the boundaries of building performance, to lessons learned from monitoring in bespoke Passivhaus homes.


Bicester Eco Business Centre 

Bicester Eco Business Centre (BEBC)

Bicester Eco Business Centre: ©Architype, Image by Northgraf'

Bicester Eco Business Centre (BEBC) aims to become the UK's first certified Passivhaus Plus commercial building. The 1147m2 building will form a key element of the zero-carbon northwest Bicester Eco Town in Elmsbrook, which is currently under construction. A pallet of non-toxic natural materials, optimised clean air supply and reduced use of excessive artificial heat and light all support a healthy working environment, aiming to increase workforce wellness and productivity. Striking vertical timber fins function as a shading mechanism and wrap the external envelope, creating an attractive aesthetic.


Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) building 

RAD Building, University of NottinghamRAD building: © Lewis & Hickey Architects

Currently under construction, the Research Acceleration and Demonstration Building (RAD) aims to become the first Passivhaus for the University of Nottingham. The 2500m2 energy research facility is constructed from steel frame, SIPS & curtain walling, and will accommodate approximately 100 staff & students.  Work on site commenced in February 2017 with completion due in Spring 2018.


Measured performance at Carrowbreck Meadow 

Carrowbreck Meadow - Hamson Barron SmithCarrowbreck Meadow:  © Hamson Barron Smith. Photographer Jefferson Smith

Award-winning affordable rural housing scheme in a Greater Norwich woodland setting, consists of 14 certified Passivhaus homes. The positioning and orientation of the homes maximises the access to solar gain in winter and prevents over heating in summer. The Architects, Hamson Barron Smith, is providing soft landings, and will share energy & comfort performance with an advanced web-based monitoring system. 


What to expect at the 2017 UK Passivhaus Conference

  • Pick a Passivhaus expert’s brain by visiting one of the many exhibitors in the exhibition hall 
  • Panel discussions on the Future of Passivhaus include the standard’s role in meeting zero carbon targets, and on topics on the periphery of building performance such as embodied energy, and health & wellness.
  • Technical Tasters, offering the chance for conference delegates to experience ‘hands-on’ training from leading practitioners in the industry
  • Policy and Procurement seminars, highlighting how Government and clients are encouraging uptake of Passivhaus around the UK.
  • Hear keynote speakers to examine the role of Passivhaus within a low carbon future.


A full Conference programme can be viewed at



2 for 1 special offer for Local Authority & Housing Associations: UK Passivhaus Conference 2017

  • General Admittance: £225.00 exc. VAT
  • PHT members: £180.00 exc. VAT
  • Partners: £200.00 exc. VAT
  • Special 2 for 1 offer (general admittance) for those working in Local Authorities/ Housing Associations

Book tickets online.


Further Information

2017 UK Passivhaus Conference

11th September 2017

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