ecobuild - London, UK


Tue 1 Mar 2011 – Fri 4 Mar 2011
London, UK
Classification: PUBLIC Ecobuild is running a series of Passivhaus fringe sessions bringing together a variety of Passivhaus events from exhibitors, supporters and partners. Dr Wolfgang Feist will be involved in multiple side events throughout the conference and the Passivhaus Trust will have a stand as well (space N32 near the Passivhaus SIPS house). Here some highlights: Information on Passivhaus Trust's activities: 1 March 11.00 – 12.00: Driving Passivhaus delivery in the UK A Passivhaus Trust session chaired by Chris Herring, the Passive House Standard will be introduced as the benefits of its use in the UK explained. With some opening words by Dr Wolfgang Feist, a panel of experts, including David Strong, Jonathan Hines and Sally Godber, will address a series of questions about why the Passivhaus Standard works well in the UK. Issues discussed will include the design of Passivhaus buildings, application to housing and non-domestic buildings such as schools, and what the standards mean for new and refurbishment projects. Presentations will include examples and case studies and explain what is required to achieve certification. If you wish to book a place for this session please email 1 March 12.30 – 14.00: Passivhaus Principles in Refurbishment Seminar Melissa Taylor, Technical Manager at the Passivhaus Trust will be speaking on ‘The new Passivhaus Refurbishment Standard EnerPHit from the Passivhaus Institute’. 1 March 16:00 – 17:00: ISOVER Multi-Comfort House competition The ISOVER Multi-Comfort House builds on the Passive House principles of delivering the highest thermal comfort and reducing CO₂ emissions while combining excellent acoustic and visual comfort with superb internal air quality, fire protection and safety. Including special guests Professor Doctor Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House concept and the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and Roland Matzig, founder of r-m-p architects, who lives and works in an Isover Multi Comfort House, from where he has worked on over 300 completed Passive House projects. 2 March 12.30 – 14.00: Aligning Passivhaus Principles with Codes and Regulations Jon Bootland, CEO of the Passivhaus Trust, will be speaking about ‘What is Passivhaus, what it means for the building process and what it can achieve in terms of energy use and carbon emissions’. 2 March 16.00 – 17.00: Passive house skyscraper design competition Each year ISOVER runs a worldwide student competition which requires entrants to design a building in accordance with ISOVER Multi-Comfort principles, encompassing Passive House components. Shortlisted UK finalists are showcasing their designs on stand N260 at this year’s Ecobuild. The three UK winners will be revealed in a live final which takes place on stand N260. Featuring Professor Doctor Wolfgang Feist. 3 March 11:00 – 12:00: BRE Passivhaus session An explanation of 22 UK climate data sets and why they have been created by BRE, highlighting the importance of the climate data and the micro climates that exist in the UK. This will be followed by a practical demonstration of the effects of the climate data on a Passivhaus in different regions of the UK. With opening by Dr Wolfgang Feist.