EcoBuild: "Passivhaus construction principles and techniques"

Passivhaus is becoming a leading principle and standard not only across Europe, but also in the UK.  This series of seminars combines an introduction to Passivhaus with more detailed sessions, using case studies of a range of building types. They will address a variety of aspects of Passivhaus, including: design, alignment with regulations, cost, applicability for refurbishment, implications for the supply chain, and how a wider market can be created for the standard.


15.45 – 17.00 Passsivhaus construction principles and techniques


This session will introduce the principles which lie behind Passivhaus, examine the varying techniques and materials for Passivhaus construction, including timber frame and masonry approaches, and the Passivhaus Multi-Comfort concept.


Chair: Chris Herring, Director, The Green Building Store and Chair, The Passivhaus Trust

15.45 – 16.00 The construction principles and techniques behind Passivhaus standards

16.00 – 16.20 The Larch House: adapting advanced timber framing techniques from Europe for the UK market
Justin Bere, Self builder and Architect, Bere Architects

16.20 – 16.40 Denby Dale, the first certified Passivhaus in the UK using cavity wall construction
Chris Herring, Director, The Green Building Store and Chair, The Passivhaus Trust

16.40 – 17.00 The Multi-Comfort approach with Passivhaus construction techniques
Mark Allen, Technical Development Manager, Isover

 

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 15:45