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Climate Emergency: Mainstreaming Passivhaus by 2030

What changes are required to transform the whole construction industry into building truly net-zero carbon buildings that are comfortable and resilient?

New this year, the UK Passivhaus Conference will be delivering an afternoon of interactive workshops offering delegates an opportunity to discuss, debate and ask questions about critical changes. After a morning of learning about big picture climate action plans and Passivhaus case studies, get involved with the debate in collaborative sessions to explore the policy and practice changes that will be needed to get everyone up to the Passivhaus standard or equivalent by 2030.

Delivering real net-zero carbon: Have your say!

Each workshop session will feature a panel of expert speakers sharing their experience & knowledge after which we will open the discussion to delegates, before voting & gaining feedback on a series of questions by Slido.

Tomas O’Leary, Passive House AcademyUPSKILLING & TRAINING
Keynote - Tomas O’Leary, Passive House Academy
Do we have the skills required to deliver robust zero carbon buildings? Are current courses adequate and can they work fast enough to transform an entire construction industry? 

Panel speakers

  • Training a whole company
  • Training needs for a large site
  • The training challenge
  • Architects’ training

Rob Bernhardt, Passivhaus Canada STIMULATING DEMAND
Keynote - Rob Berhnhardt, Passive House Canada 
Explore planning for a zero-carbon pathway. What does policy and procurement need to prioritise to boost ambition and rapidly accelerate action and how can we eliminate the costs barrier?

Panel speakers

  • Policy drivers
  • Procurement drivers
  • Choosing your performance levels
  • Costs

Matt Rooney, AnthesisSCALING UP RETROFIT
Keynote – Matt Rooney, Anthesis, SCATTER project
Explore the challenges that we face in decarbonising our cities and a vast existing building stock. How do we upgrade them to be adaptable and robust for the 21st Century and beyond?

Panel speakers

  • Decarbonising energy & heat supply
  • Building the supply chain
  • Co-benefits of refurbishment
  • Deep retrofit

Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects INDUSTRIALISING PASSIVHAUS
Keynote – Chris Morgan, John Gilbert Architects & Passivhoos
Explore the challenges that we face in delivering Passivhaus at scale and ensuring standards are maintained. Could off-site manufacturing provide a solution?

Panel speakers

  • Off-site manufacturing
  • Performance measurement
  • QA / enforcement
  • On-site experience

For a full list of speakers please review the full programme in detail here


What else to expect

  • NEW official launch of our report on Passivhaus construction costs.
  • NEW interactive workshops: Explore & debate key topics in an afternoon covering what is required to stimulate Passivhaus demand, upskilling the workforce, and enforcing Passivhaus quality assurance. View the programme here.
  • Keynote speakers sharing the latest policy updates and pioneering Passivhaus and zero energy developments, including representatives from the Committee on Climate Change.
  • The latest exemplar Passivhaus case studies showing what can be achieved. Projects include Erne Campus, Frankfurt Hospital, and the New York tower Cornell Tech. 
  • Networking opportunities with leading Passivhaus practitioners, clients and researchers.
  • An exhibition of Passivhaus products and services.



Ticket fee includes lunch, refreshments, and a delegate pack. We look forward to seeing you at what will prove to be an insightful and stimulating event. Special discounts available for those working in Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

General admittance (inc early bird discount)


PHT member (inc early bird discount)


Member of Partner organisation (inc early bird discount)  


Local Authorities/ Housing Associations


Students (limited availability)



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Join us on the 29th October for an interesting and informative event not to be missed.

Date: Tuesday 29th October 2019
Programme: 09.30 - 18.00
Venue: The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ



Further Information

UK Passivhaus Conference 2019 




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