Designing and building it: Passivhaus myths and realities - a "get you started" active workshop for architects and designers

15 October 2013

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue:

The Harry Hems Centre, Exeter

Description:

This seminar will describe the Passivhaus fundamentals including the importance of good building design to achieve that high level of comfort. It will explain the pre-requisites, while busting myths such as suitability to climate change, issues with ventilation (can Passivhaus have opening windows?) and whether Passivhaus buildings should always face south. The speaker will also detail the steps to succeed with Passivhaus in the UK and illustrate the things that don't work so well, such as the additional costs incurred when trying to achieve airtightness after construction, dealing with extensive glass surfaces requiring external shading or facing complex designs.
Speaker: Peter Warm Chartered Energy Conservation Engineer

CPD 2013

Fees:

RIBA/CIAT Members £55 + VAT
Non-Members £80 + VAT
RIBA Student Members £15 + VAT

Contact:

Michelle Taylor
0844 800 2767
michelle.taylor@riba.org

Organiser:

RIBA South West

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