PASSIVHAUS: Myth or Reality - London, UK


Thu 22 Sep 2011 – Fri 23 Sep 2011
London South Bank University, UK

PASSIVHAUS – Myth or Reality? CIBSE ENERGY PERFORMANCE GROUP – Evening Debate 22nd September at CEREB, London South Bank University 18..00 for 18.15 start (17.15 if you would like to tour the CEREB facilities beforehand). Passivhaus buildings claim to provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. They are supposed to be built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design and construction according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. However, is this a myth or a reality? Passivhaus has developed a large and growing body of support among those interested in creating sustainable architecture, but some architects and engineers question how appropriate/practical the standard is. Is Passivhaus the ideal model for sustainable buildings? Does it target the right things? Is it practical? Are the buildings comfortable? Has Passivhaus helped or hindered? Expert speakers include Mark Elton (ECD Architects), Nick Grant (UK Passivhaus Trust) and Liz Reason (Reasons to be Cheerful Ltd). This will be a FOR and AGAINST debate with audience participation through Q&A, hopefully leading to an enjoyable evening and some clarity on the subject. We have limited places at the venue so book early. Webinar facilities will be available to participate in the debate if you cannot attend. Nearest tube is Elephant & Castle, follow the signs from the tube platform to South Bank University, then head for the K2 building in Keyworth Street. You must book your delegate place through Anna Rahaman at Alternatively book a place on the webinar through Chris Breslin at CIBSE Phil Jones (Chair) – CIBSE Energy Performance Group