EcoBuild: "Passivhaus Design in the UK"

10.30-12.00       Passivhaus Design in the UK

This seminar will give an overview of the Passivhaus standard and the importance of careful planning at the early stages of Passivhaus design. It will cover issues such as building orientation and fabric, air tightness strategy, thermal bridging and the importance of triple glazing in the UK. The session will explain how Passivhaus fits in with existing UK standards. It will include contributions from experienced practitioners showcasing leading Passivhaus projects and provide examples of cost data when compared to UK building regulations and other standards.

Chair : Kym Mead, BRE Passivhaus Manager and Director of Passivhaus Trust

10.30 – 10.55 Introduction to Passivhaus Design Kym Mead, BRE Passivhaus Manager and Director of, The Passivhaus Trust

10.55 – 11.15 Embracing uncertainty in Passivhaus design - a transient approach to design optimisation Rob McLeod, PhD Researcher and Certified Passivhaus Designer, Cardiff University (BRE Institute of Sustainable Engineering) and Regeneration Partnership Ltd

11.15 – 11.35 Passivhaus Ventilation – Design, installation and user consideration Mark Standen, Certified Passivhaus Designer, BRE

11.35 – 12.00 Practical research and development: Design, Detail, Costs, Performance, Health & Air Quality monitoring Justin Bere, bere:architects


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 -
10:30 to 12:00