Passivhaus Series: 1. Fundamentals of Passivhaus - Bristol

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 Bristol 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 Peter WarmAlan Clarke and Piers Sadler, all experts in the field.

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

Event One: Fundamentals of Passivhaus, Alan Clarke

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 speaker:

Alan Clarke, Alan Clarke is an energy and building services engineer specialising in Passivhaus design, building on long experience of low energy and ecological construction. His Passivhaus projects include individual and group housing, schools, community centres and offices. In addition to design work he is involved in detailed monitoring of several of these projects which are now completed and occupied, learning invaluable lessons about the real life performance of low energy buildings.

All Events in Bristol:

  • 26 September 2018 – Fundamentals of Passivhaus
  • 26 September 2018 – Construction for Passivhaus
  • 3 October 2018 – Building Services for Passivhaus
  • 3 October 2018 – Putting Passivhaus into Practice

Other UK dates:

Fundamentals of Passivhaus: Newcastle, 1 February 2018
Construction for Passivhaus: Newcastle, 1 February 2018
Building Services for Passivhaus: Newcastle, 8 February 2018
Putting Passivhaus into Practice: Newcastle, 8 February 2018

BOOKINGS DETAILS:-

To book Bristol events visit:  www.passivhaustraining.co.uk/bitesize-bristol/

Please see here for 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

Full funding available for Devon SMEs
To be eligible you must be a small or medium scale enterprise, be based in Devon and sign up for the ZEBCat support programme. All support is totally free and is funded by the European Union.
Please direct enquiries to: mhoward@regen.co.uk
Mark will check you are eligible for funding and book your place for you if you meet the criteria.

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

September 26th, 2018 9:00 AM   to   1:00 PM
DeskLodge Bristol
The Oak Room
1 Temple Way
Bristol, BS2 0BY
United Kingdom

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

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