Passivhaus Affiliate

MASTERCLASS: MVHR & Heating Strategies

Date: 22 September 2014 Time: 11.00 - 17.30
Location: Saint Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 9NY Cost: £150 + VAT for PHT members, £220 + VAT for non-members

When designing to Passivhaus standard, Mechanical Ventilation Systems with Heat Recovery (MVHR) are essential to achieve the required performance levels by providing fresh air supply with minimal heat-loss. MVHR systems are also increasingly specified in more conventional buildings due to increased air-tightness standards. This masterclass will also explore the different heating strategies that can be used within a Passivhaus with examples and case studies of certified developments.

The Masterclass 'MVHR & Heating Strategies' is limited to around 20 participants and focuses on what to look out for when designing, specifying, installing and commissioning MVHR and heating systems. The masterclass will be delivered by services experts Alan Clarke, Independent Consultant and Andrew Farr of Green Building Store.

The masterclass aims to answer all the questions you have always wanted - and will be able - to ask, such as:

  • At which air-tightness levels is MVHR beneficial and why?
  • What are other ventilation options? Why not just open windows?
  • What are typical running costs and capital costs?
  • Different heating systems and strategies
  • Gas boilers and Passivhaus
  • What are maintenance and access requirements?

 

Programme:

10.30 Registration Coffee/Tea. 

11.00 - 11.15 Introduction to MVHR and heating strategies

11.15 - 12:45: Part 1: Heating systems – demand, solar gains & system options

12:45 - 13:15: Questions and discussion Part 1

13.15: Light Lunch

13:40 - 14.00: Part 2 MVHR Design – myth-busting & system choices.

14.00 - 14.20: Part 2A MVHR Design, specification & noise issues

14.20 - 14.35: Questions and discussion Part 2A

14.35 - 14.50: Part 2B MVHR Design: Controls & ductwork

14.50 - 15.05: Questions and discussion Part 2B

15.05 - 15.45: Design exercise + questions

15:45- 16:15: tea & coffee break

16.15 - 16.30: Part 3: MVHR Construction & Commissioning,

16.30 - 16.45: Questions and discussion Part 3

16.45 - 17.00: Part 4 end-user feedback & real project stories (do’s & don’ts)

17.00 - 17:15: Questions and discussions Part 4 + any other queries

17:15: Close 

 

Booking:

To register your interest in the masterclass please email roger@passivhaustrust.org.uk


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