EcoBuild: "Designing your self-build project towards Passivhaus principles"

Justin Bere will be speaking on "How to achieve an assisted-self-build Passivhaus for under £100,000".

Designing for maximum solar gain and optimal thermal efficiency and air tightness will mean that your property requires very little heating and is therefore low-cost and environmentally friendly. This is good design at its best. This session gives examples of how self-builders are designing to Passiv Haus standards and maximising the benefits of careful design, producing low-cost comfortable eco-homes which require minimal space heating.

Chair: Jon Broome, Architect, Jon Broome Architects and Author of The Green Self-Build Book

14.15 – 14.40 Passivhaus case study - Jon Broome, Architect, Jon Broome Architects

14.40 – 15.00 How to achieve an assisted-self-build Passivhaus for under £100,000 - Justin Bere, Self-builder and Architect, Bere Architects

15.00 – 15.20 Designing your self build Passivhaus - Alan Clarke, Self builder and Passivhaus consultant

15.20 – 15.45 Regrets of a self-builder: Passivhaus design “musts” - Nick Grant, Principal, Elemental solutions

Further information from Ecobuild:
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/seminars.html

 

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2012 -
14:15 to 15:45