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How can we build greener & better buildings? The case for Passivhaus development

Goose Chase Development

Goose Chase Development

Passivhaus is the world’s leading fabric first approach to low energy building. Mainstream in many European countries, it is fast becoming one of the most exciting approaches in building design in the UK – ensuring that buildings are both exceptionally low energy in use and much healthier for occupants. In addition EU targets require the energy consumption of buildings to be nearly zero by 2020.

This conference on Tuesday 17th November at Arup (2pm – 7pm) brings together many of the leading UK experts in designing, delivering and commissioning Passivhaus buildings. The event will include a series of UK case studies and the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers.

This event has been organised by members of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership Place Group: Piers Sadler Consulting, Rose Furnival Consultants, Noma Architects and GCP Chartered Architects with support from Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC and Love the Future CIC.

Who should attend?: Built Environment Professionals in both private/public sectors – Architects, Planners, Sustainability Professionals, Surveyors, Construction Industry, Housing and Commercial Development Delivery sector.

Book here.

Ticket cost: £10 per person (including a glass of wine/light refreshments)


13.30 – Arrival and registration
14.00 – Introductory session
14.00 – Welcome from Place Group Chair – Robert Narracott
14.05 – Introduction to the conference from the conference Chair – Bill Gething
14.15 – What is Passivhaus? – Piers Sadler
14.30 – Session 1: Approaching NZEBs (nearly zero energy buildings) targets with Passivhaus
14.30 – Tom Dollard (Pollard Thomas Edwards)– NZEBs: Can we deliver real energy efficiency?
14.55 – Ben Binns (Barron+Smith Development) – Norwich City Council’s Fabric First
15.20 – Q&A
15.30 – Break and refreshments
15.50 – Session 2: The non-domestic Passivhaus challenge
15.50 – Emma Osmundsen (Exeter City Council) – The Passivhaus pool: leading the way in the
16.15 – Jonathan Hines (Architype) – Monitoring Passivhaus in Use: Proving that it works!
16.40 – Session 3: Building Passivhaus homes Part 1 – the client perspective
16.40 – John Lefever (Hastoe Housing Association) – Hastoe: why Passivhaus?
17.05 – Martyn Pursey (Bristol City Council) New Build Council House programme
17.30 – Break and refreshments
17.50 – Session 4: Building Passivhaus homes Part 2 – delivery and the occupant experience
17.50 – Colin Powell (gcp) – Building Passivhaus – Communicating the Challenge
18.15 – Adam Dadeby – Living in a Passivhaus – Lessons learnt from one of the country’s first
Passivhaus projects
18.40 – Q&A
Finish 19.00 pm – drinks reception


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