Passivhaus Series: 3. Building Services for Passivhaus - London
The Green Register and AECB CarbonLite are pleased to be working together to provide four half-day technical sessions in London 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 Marine Sanchez, Will South and Peter Warm, assisted by Tom Dollard, all experts in the field.
Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership
Event Three: Building Services for Passivhaus, Peter Warm
What Building Services are necessary for a Passivhaus? This half day session explores the different services required in true low energy buildings. In these buildings, the heat requirement is usually smaller than the other loads such as hot water, and one of the reasons for this, after the fabric first approach, is the adoption of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems.
These mechanical ventilation systems need to be integrated into the building for successful operation, and we look at the necessary components, how they should best be installed, their space requirements, and where the supply and extract ducts need to be terminated. The maintenance access requirements (filter changes) are considered. We touch on commissioning and how this needs to be carried out. There is a small group exercise of finding suitable locations and spaces for the equipment on a simple plan, all from the point of view of a non specialist.
The second part of the session looks at how the choice of fuel for heating and hot water system can be different from conventional buildings: The Passivhaus requirement for heating systems is to produce a continuous trickle of heat, rather than a conventional system switched on and off by a time switch.
The design of hot water systems can be improved to minimize losses, using radial plumbing in small diameter pipes, and there is a short group exercise on this. The definition of Primary Energy is explained and how to pass the Passivhaus requirements for this, in particular the effect of fuel choice and the difficulties communal heating systems can bring.
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: Peter Warm
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in low energy buildings and is one of three practicing UK Passivhaus certifiers. He has built five of his own low energy buildings and is a Passivhaus enthusiast!
“I am fascinated by the challenge of making the theory of low energy, airtight, insulated construction work in practice. I have spent my life seeking to understand energy use in buildings so that we can live very comfortably using fewer resources.”
All Events in London:
- 21 March 2018 – Fundamentals of Passivhaus
- 28 March 2018 – Construction for Passivhaus
- 25 April 2018 – Building Services for Passivhaus
- 2 May 2018 – Putting Passivhaus into Practice
Other UK dates:
Fundamentals of Passivhaus: Newcastle, 1 February 2018 / Bristol, 26 September 2018
Construction for Passivhaus: Newcastle, 1 February 2018 / Bristol, 26 September 2018
Building Services for Passivhaus: Newcastle, 8 February 2018 / Bristol, 3 October 2018
Putting Passivhaus into Practice: Newcastle, 8 February 2018 / Bristol, 3 October 2018
Please see here to book and for an overview of all events: 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
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|Members (AECB, PHT, TGR) - excl. VAT||£ 112.00|
|Non-members - excl. VAT||£ 125.00|