Passivhaus Affiliate

WSCP Unlock Sustainability: Making Strides in Passivhaus Development

Date: 2 July 2015 Time: 17.30 - 20.30
Location: Architype, 1b Leathermarket Street, London, SE1 3JA Cost: £10

An evening of presentations and networking featuring established and emerging thought leaders on the topic of sustainability. This London WSCP 'Unlock Sustainability' event features three presentations focused on Passivhaus.

 

Lessons For the Industry from Passivhaus Methodology

LYNNE SULLIVAN -  FOUNDING PARTNER OF SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN

To deliver the UK Construction Strategy's target of 50% emissions reduction by 2025 necessitates a cultural shift towards energy literacy in design, construction, commissioning and building operation; arguably lessons learnt from the Passivhaus methodology and scrutiny of outcomes, provides important lessons for the industry going forward


Passivhaus - Addressing the UK Housing Need

SARAH LEWIS - ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT - NPS GROUP LTD

This presentation focuses on how Local Authorities are setting high environmental standards as they enter into the private housing sector and questions if they could force volume house builders to up their game. The presentation will use a specific Barron and Smith Passivhaus project from Broadland District Council (due to be on site May/June) to illustrate this.

A second part of the presentation will discuss standardised Building Performance Monitoring Specifications and the use of the soft landings approach in low energy and Passivhaus design.


EnerPhit: Evaluating Sustainability and Whole Life Carbon Analysis

PRIYANKA ARORA - CARBON CONSULTANT - STURGIS CARBON PROFILING LLP

A certified Passivhaus performs well and has very low operational emissions.  But what about the embodied emissions i.e. from the extraction, manufacturing and transport of materials for construction, refurbishment and maintenance?  There has been speculatoin regarding the embodied emissions from Passivhaus owing to the use of the carbon intensive building envelope, including triple glazing, super-insulations etc.  Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP carried out a whole life carbon assessment of a case study for an EnerPHit project to understand how it performs compared to a typical part L compliant retrofit. This presentation discusses the findings to understand if EnerPHit is actually a more sustainable solutoins from a 'whole life' perspective. 

 

Further Information

Women in Sustainable Construction & Property


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