Passivhaus Series June: 2. Construction for Passivhaus - ONLINE
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: Trainers TBC.
Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership
Event Two: Construction for Passivhaus
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.
All Events in the July series:
- 15 July 2020 - PM – Fundamentals of Passivhaus
- 22 July 2020 - PM – Construction for Passivhaus
- 29 July 2020 - PM – Building Services for Passivhaus
- 5 August 2020 - PM - Putting Passivhaus into Practice
Other UK locations:
- Bristol Series: All 4 events - October 2020
To book and see 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: email@example.com
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