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ENE Series: Session 3 Delivering affordable net-zero homes – fabric first – addressing the structure and envelope

Event Details

This event is part of the ‘Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Housing’ series of 8 webinars run in conjunction with the Eastern New Energy project. The series focuses on the nitty gritty details of what is working and what it costs to meet the net-zero challenge.


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A “fabric first” approach is essential to delivering Passivhaus standard homes and an assured platform for delivering net-zero performance. This session will explore cost effective product, technology and design solutions to this challenge.

This webinar series coincides with delivery of a ground-breaking, cost-effective, net-zero housing scheme in Essex – including a strictly fabric first, Passivhaus approach. The scheme is due on site shortly and the delivery team will give us an insight into the challenges they have addressed, and the opportunities this project is creating. There will also be opportunities to visit the site during the construction phase.

This two-hour online session will cover:

  • Recap - the different definitions of net-zero in construction, who is using them and how these will drive briefs and specifications
  • Why “fabric first” for optimum performance and delivery cost of net-zero housing?
  • What is Passivehaus (and its relation to net-zero) and what are the performance requirements of this standard?
  • The five key principles of Passivhaus design and construction - no thermal bridging; superior windows; MVHR ; quality insulation ; airtight construction
  • Innovative, practical methods (products and technologies) for achieving Passivhaus performance at affordable cost
  • Case studies and examples of Passivhaus and how much did they cost?

Terry McGivern, ex-Development Director at Hanson Building Products and ASW Construction Systems and Chief Executive of London Building Centre, will host the session.

He will also be joined by Lizzy Westmacott from ECD Architects and a Passivhaus expert to outline Passivhaus principles, and review approaches and costs of recent PH developments.

Paul Richards (low rise Housing Lead at the Govt sponsored Construction Innovation Hub) will present and discuss innovative, practical methods (products and technologies) that can assist in delivering Passivhaus performance at more affordable cost.

He will be supported by some of the key suppliers of the products and components that are making cost-effective net-zero delivery possible – window systems, insulation, electrical heating systems, building integrated PV, and others.

This live and interactive session will have Q&A breaks to allow participants to ask questions of the speakers.

Programme

16:00 Start and Introduction – Terry
The different definitions of net-zero in construction, who is using them and how these will drive briefs and specifications
16:10 Passivhaus expert ENE region
a) Why “fabric first” for optimum performance and delivery cost of net-zero housing?
b) What is Passivhaus (and its relation to net-zero) and what are the performance requirements of this standard?
16:30 ECD Architects
a) The five key principles of Passivhaus design and construction - no thermal bridging; superior windows ; MVHR ; quality insulation ; airtight construction
b) Case Studies from recent and ongoing Passivhaus developments
16:55 Q&A
17:10 Break
17:15 Paul Richards, PRA
a) How can the cost of current approaches be brought down
b) Innovative, practical methods (products and technologies) for achieving Passivhaus performance at affordable cost
17:45 Q&A
18:00 Close

All events in this series

Can be booked as a series or individually:

1. Defining, measuring and evidencing net-zero performance - Thursday 8 Sept,16:00-18:00, Live online
2. How do we make net-zero homes affordable? - Thursday 22 Sept, 16:00-18:00, Live online
4. Energy system solutions for affordable net-zero housing - Monday 17 Oct, 16:00-18:00, Live online


Costs

  • TGR members:  £30 per session // £150 for all 8 sessions (save £90)
  • Standard non-member rate:  £40 per session // £200 for all 8 sessions (save £120) 

Attendance will make you eligible for Green Register membership

This event is held in conjunction with:

The ENE project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

When
October 3rd, 2022 16:00 through 18:00
Event Fee(s)
Green Register Members - Whole Series (save £90) £150.00
Non-members - Whole Series (save £120) £200.00
Green Register Members - This event only £30.00
Non Members - This event only £40.00
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