Passivhaus Affiliate

Masterclass: Summer Comfort

Date: 26 June 2017 Time: 10.30 - 17.15
Location: Imagine Room, The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP Cost: PHT members: £150 + VAT; Non-members: £200 + VAT

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Summary:

A number of concerns have arisen regarding summer overheating in UK low-energy homes; it is often assumed that overheating is caused by high levels of insulation and airtightness which can cause concerns for those planning to build a Passivhaus.

In this Masterclass, Passivhaus experts Mark Siddall and Nick Grant will explore the causes of summer overheating and provide tools and guidance to help deliver buildings that don't just minimise overheating but deliver excellent summer comfort. Working with built project examples and PHPP, the event will cover basic theory, practical details and evidence from case studies and personal experience.

 

Key topics:

  • Ticking the regulatory box or aiming for excellence
  • Summer ventilation in detail
  • Case studies - Practical solutions and examples, single homes and flats
  • PHPP tips and tricks for stress testing your design
  • Addressing operational issues

 

Programme:

10.30

Registration & Coffee/Tea

11.00

Introduction

11.10

Comfort, criteria, sources and sinks for summer heat

11.30

Exercise 1: PHPP exercise - Filling in the heat gains

12.00

IHGs, thermal mass, glazing

12.30

Exercise 2: Part 1: PHPP glazing and shading

13.15

Lunch

13.40

Exercise 2: Part 2: PHPP glazing and shading, Q&A

14.30

Radiant discomfort, design approach, loose ends

15.00

Exercise 3: Part 1: PHPP design challenge

15.45

Refreshment break

16.15

Exercise 3: Part 2: PHPP design challenge, Q&A

16.45

Short case studies

17.00

Final discussion

17.15

Close

NB - Programme may be subject to slight changes. 

    

Booking

To book please contact roger@passivhaustrust.org.uk.

    

Further information:

LEAP: Lovingly Engineered Architectural Process

Elemental Solutions


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