Passivhaus Series: 1. Fundamentals of Passivhaus - Newcastle

Event one of our series of four half-day Passivhaus events held in conjunction with AECB CarbonLite.

The Green Register and AECB CarbonLite are pleased to be working together to provide four half-day technical sessions in Newcastle on the Passivhaus principles.

Although the full Passivhaus training is a fantastic way to gain an in depth understanding of all aspects of Passivhaus design, some construction professionals may not have the time or resources to be able to attend the typical Passivhaus two week course.

These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles i.e. what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. The training is ideal for architects and other design professionals as the focus in these courses is on design principles.

The four sessions will be run by Eric Parks and Mark Siddall, both experts in the field.

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

Event One: Fundamentals of Passivhaus, with Eric Parks

This half day session introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard (Thermal Comfort!) and the differences from normal construction so that everyone on the design team can understand the process. At the pre planning stage, the focus is mostly on how the choice of Massing/Shape and Glazing/Fenestration can make significant differences to how easily the design can meet the Passivhaus target. Post Planning permission, particularly at detail design stage, the emphasis shifts to ensuring that the actual construction is as close to the theoretical thermal performance as possible. In the UK this gap between theory and practice has become known as the “performance gap”. The main culprits are examined: lack of Airtightness, and problems with Insulation, such as a lack of understanding of thermal bridging and convective bypass, and how these impact negatively on the thermal envelope.  

Some attention as to the requirements for all seasons comfort are also discussed: Summer overheating can be dealt with by design if there is an understanding of the processes: seasonal shading, natural and/or mechanical ventilation, together with care over uncontrolled internal heat loads can deal with most problems without recourse to cooling in this climate. Minimizing Summer overheating is a core part of the Passivhaus target. 

Finally we take a look at the support and resources available in the UK, from Passipedia.org to Passivhaus designers and building certifiers working in the UK. 

Who should attend?
This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK:  Architects, Builders, Structural and Services Engineers, Quantity surveyors and Potential Clients – all can learn how to deliver real low energy buildings. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and for achieving low energy performance. Unlike the full Passivhaus Designer course and exam, these sessions do not require calculations, but show the principles behind the standard so that every member of the design team can understand what the Passivhaus Designer on the team is doing

About the trainer:

Eric Parks is an Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer who has specialised solely in the field of ecological design and sustainable construction in both the US and UK. He has experience in research, development and prototyping of sustainable building systems with CMPBS in Austin, Texas. In the UK, Eric’s architectural training and experience has taken place with two of the UK’s leading sustainable design specialists, Simmonds Mills: Architects, Builders and Eco Arc. Currently, Eric runs his own architecture practice and sustainable building consultancy.

All Events in Newcastle:

  • 1 February 2018 (AM) – Fundamentals of Passivhaus
  • 1 February 2018 (PM) – Building Services for Passivhaus
  • 8 February 2018 (AM) – Construction for Passivhaus
  • 8 February 2018 (PM) – Putting Passivhaus into Practice

BOOKINGS DETAILS:-

To book your place visit:  www.passivhaustraining.co.uk/bitesize/

Costs:

TGR/AECB/PHT members:  £112 excl. VAT per session / discounted rate of £400 excl. VAT for all four sessions

Non-Members:  £125 excl. VAT per session / discounted rate of £450 excl. VAT for all four sessions

Note:

The Green Register are fully supporting and involved in this series of events, however the booking process, event content and pricing are dealt with externally via the booking site.  For any queries on this, please contact: training@peterwarm.co.uk

This event is held in conjunction with

With thanks to partners

February 1st, 2018 9:00 AM   to   1:00 PM
Ryder
Cooper's Studios
14-18 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NN
United Kingdom

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Members (AECB, PHT, TGR) - excl. VAT £ 112.00
Non-members - excl. VAT £ 125.00

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