Passivhaus Affiliate

Sustainable Seminars at Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Date: 27 - 30 March 2014 Time: All day
Location: NEC, Birmingham Cost: Seminars included in the price of a show ticket

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show in March at the NEC Birmingham has free Self build & Home Improvement Seminars, with a brand new Eco Homes Theatre, where you can discover sustainable energies for your home.

Highlights include:

Andrew Yeats: The Carbon Neutral House 

Architect Andrew Yeats talks about his own sustainable self-build project and the lessons he's learnt from over 20 years spent designing some of Britain's best eco homes. 

 

Richard Hawkes: PassivHaus 

Architect Richard, of Hawkes Architecture, is one of the UK's leading low-carbon building architects. Along with his family he built Crossways, one of the UK's first PassivHauses. Featured on Grand Designs and memorable for, amongst other things, its arched tiled roof, Richard explains his approach to sustainable house design and passes on the lesssons he's learnt designing some of the UK's leading sustainable homes. 

 

Choosing the Right Building System

Timber frame, SIPs, ICFs, Straw Bale, Masonry… the choice for self-builders is greater than ever. So which one is best suited to build a sustainable home? Our panel discusses the advantages, costs and benefits of each to help guide you through. 

Chair: Jason Orme, Editor, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

 Andrew Yeats EcoArch, Tobi Kelner CAT, Tim Pullen HB&R Eco Homes Expert

 

PassivHaus: Behind the Hype

Everyone seems to want to build a PassivHaus. Our panel goes behind the hype to discover what it actually means, the key attractions of this popular building standard, what the problems are and whether you should pursue it. 

Chair: Jason Orme, Editor, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

 Richard Hawkes, Richard Hawkes Architecture, Tobi Kelner CAT, Tim Pullen HB&R Eco Homes Expert

 

Eco Bling or Fabric First?

Which is the best approach to creating a truly sustainable home? Our panel discusses the different approaches from generating energy on site through to minimising heat demand and more.

Chair: Jason Orme, Editor, Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

 Cathy Debenham YouGen, Tobi Kelner CAT, Tim Pullen HB&R Eco Homes Expert


To book a show ticket:

Standard £12

2 Day £18

Booking

 

For a more detailed seminar programme:

Homebuilding & Renovating Seminars


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