Passivhaus Series: 3. Construction for Passivhaus - Newcastle
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 Three: Construction for Passivhaus, Mark Siddall
How do I build a Passivhaus? How is it different from normal construction? This half day session answers these questions along with some specific guidance on achieving the level of airtightness and thermal bridge free construction required by the standard.
Airtightness, convective bypass, thermal bridging are discussed in relation to common constructions. Insulation materials are shown and their properties discussed, singling out those that are effective in damp and load bearing situations. Suitable airtightness materials are discussed and shown, and the necessity of an airtightness strategy discussed.
The session stresses the preferred option of designing out thermal bridges rather than using expensive load bearing insulation. Along with avoiding thermal bridging, keeping the airtightness layer simple on plan and site is stressed. You will get a chance to try your hand at detailing some common construction elements in a small group exercise.
Finally, but not least, a look at the contractual side and suggestions for ways responsibility can be allocated to carry the Passivhaus principles through to the on-site teams.
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:
Mark Siddall of LEAP: Low Energy Architectural Practice, is a practicing architect with a keen interest building performance. Issues of usability and practicality inform his approach and have increasingly led to an appreciation of the need for an integrated, consensus based, design process. He was project architect, and Passivhaus Designer, for 25 award winning, Passivhaus Certified dwellings at the Racecourse Estate, Houghton-le-Spring.
Mark was also project architect on a number of award winning Retrofit for the Future projects that targeted an 80% reduction in carbon emissions. He is a technical advisor to the PassivHaus Trust and a part time lecturer at Northumbria University. In addition to offering architectural services LEAP provides consultancy, energy analysis, project enabling and training for clients, design teams and constructors.
All Events in Newcastle:
- 1 Febrary 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
To book your place visit: www.passivhaustraining.co.uk/bitesize/
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is held in conjunction with
With thanks to partners
14-18 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NN
|Members (AECB, PHT, TGR) - excl. VAT||£ 112.00|
|Non-members - excl. VAT||£ 125.00|