Passivhaus Standards for Housing Associations – 11 October 2011

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Passivhaus is a German Energy standard, devised in 1990, the standard is now being adopted by housing associations, private developers and self builders across Scotland. The standard is energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and ecological, built with meticulous attention to detail, rigorous
design and construction according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany.

Certification is achieved only on completion and after extensive testing, to guarantee performance. They generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings and hence have exceptionally very low running costs.

The course will offer both a practitioners view of the standard together with a rural Housing Association’s experience of building to Passivhaus standards.

Speakers include:

Matt Bridgestock is an Architect with extensive experience in designing low carbon buildings and places. He is a certified Passivhaus designer and accredited in sustainable design by the RIAS.

Peter McDonald has worked for Fyne Homes for 15 years and has a keen interest in issues of sustainability. He leads the development work of the organisation and was the driving force behind Tigh-Na-Cladach, the first Passivhaus to be built in Scotland.

This workshop aims to cover:

  • The three aspects of Passivhaus
  • The Standard
  • The calculation method
  • The certification
  • The benefits of Passivhaus construction
  • Key factors and characteristics of a Passivhaus
  • Tie in with current building standards
  • Residents benefits from passivhaus

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2011
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: SHARE, Kirkhaven Church, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow, G31 1JF
Cost: SHARE members £85.00, Non Members £160.00

To book a place, please call 0141 550 7595 or email info@share.org.uk

Headline image: Tigh-Na-Cladach (Andrew Lee)

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