Construction for Passivhaus (AECB CarbonLite) - online


Wed 29 Apr 2020 14:30 – 18:30

Construction for Passivhaus - now online (AECB CarbonLite)

Date: 29th April     

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: online

Cost: From £95+VAT for AECB/PHT/TGR members

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Please contact: 01752 542546,


The Passivhaus Bitesize course introduces the key principles of what makes a good low energy, comfortable building, based on the Passivhaus standard. It is delivered in a series of half-day online sessions.

 Brief Overview

Who are the Bitesize sessions for?
This course is aimed principally at building professionals in the UK: architects, builders, structural and services engineers, quantity surveyors and potential clients – all can learn how to deliver real low energy buildings. It introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard and for achieving low energy performance. Unlike the full Passivhaus Designer course and exam, these sessions do not require calculations but show the principles behind the standard so that every member of the design team can understand what the Passivhaus Designer on the team is doing.

Construction of Passivhaus
How do I build a Passivhaus? How is it different from normal construction? This half-day session answers these questions, along with some specific guidance on achieving the level of airtightness and thermal bridge-free construction required by the standard.

Airtightness, convective bypass and thermal bridging are discussed in relation to common constructions. Insulation materials are shown and their properties discussed, singling out those that are effective in damp and load-bearing situations. Suitable airtightness materials are discussed and shown, and the necessity of an airtightness strategy discussed.

The session stresses the preferred option of designing out thermal bridges rather than using expensive load-bearing insulation. Along with avoiding thermal bridging, keeping the airtightness layer simple on plan and site is stressed. You will get a chance to try your hand at detailing some common construction elements in a small group exercise.

Finally, but not least, a look at the contractual side and suggestions for ways responsibility can be allocated to carry the Passivhaus principles through to the on-site teams.

The trainers

UK experts – our trainers are the experts who are successfully designing/ building Passivhaus in UK. Our collective experience includes non-domestic buildings, large residential schemes and real Passivhausconstruction experience.

Highly experienced trainers – amongst others, Bill Butcher, Eric Parks, Mark Siddall, Alan Clarke, Sally Godber,  Mike Roe, Will Southand Nick Grant. Not to mention Peter Warm and the rest of the WARM staff who have supported over 200 buildings in low energy design, and are Passivhaus certifiers.


All Dates

Fundamentals of Passivhaus: 22nd April

Construction for Passivhaus: 29th Apr

Building services for Passivhaus: 6th May

Passivhaus into practice: 13th May



Single sessions £102+VAT

All 4 sessions  £382+VAT

Discounts available for AECB/PHT/TGR members