How to succeed with Passivhaus

26 September 2012

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Armada House, Bristol BS1 4BQ


This one-day course is an introduction to Passivhaus. It will help you avoid common mistakes, making the journey smoother and your project cheaper and easier to build. The day will consist of:

Why Passivhaus?

What the standard is

Differences between PH & UK conventions

Examples of UK builds and lessons learnt.

How Passivhaus affects pre-planning design

How shape affects the heat loss

Significance of solar access in site planning; how to achieve PH without optimum orientation/access

Use of PHPP to aid design choices.

How Passivhaus affects detailed design

Construction choices and component specification

Air tightness detailing and sequencing

Ventilation systems.

Certification and process

Accreditation process – When to bring in a Certified Designer and do you need one?

Discuss how much extra time you will need to allow on a scheme and what a Passivhaus designer can offer.

Speaker:  Peter Warm is a Chartered Energy Conservation Engineer with a strong interest in understanding how the building fabric works. His experience is varied between research and practical on site work. Currently, Peter is a partner in Warm: Low Energy Building Practice with his daughter Sally Godber. Peter is accredited by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt to provide certification and consultancy for Passivhaus schemes. Currently, he is providing consultation on new build schemes including St Ive Rural Passivhaus and several Passivhaus retrofit projects.


Prices for the seminar:
• RIBA/CIAT members - £95 + VAT (£114) 
• Non-members - £140 + VAT (£168)
• RIBA Student member - £30 + VAT (£36) 


Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767


RIBA South West

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