Passivhaus Series: 2. Building Services for Passivhaus - Newcastle

Event two 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 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 Mark Siddall and Eric Parks, both experts in the field.

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

Event Two: Building Services for Passivhaus, Mark Siddall

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 speaker:

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. He was also project architect on a number of award winning Retrofit for the Future projects that targeted an 80% reduction in carbon emissions. Mark 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:

  • 4th February 2019 - AM – Fundamentals of Passivhaus
  • 4th February 2019 - PM – Building Services for Passivhaus
  • 13th February 2019 - AM – Construction for Passivhaus
  • 13th February – PM - Putting Passivhaus into Practice

Other UK locations:

  • London Series: All 4 events - April & May 2019
  • Bristol Series: All 4 events - October 2019

BOOKINGS DETAILS:-

To book and see an overview of all events:  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 4th, 2019 1:30 PM   to   5:30 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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