Programme

Session 1 - Zero carbon policy

9:30 - 11:00

Zero carbon building code and Passivhaus in Vancouver

Zero carbon building code and Passivhaus in Vancouver

Sean Pander is responsible for the development of the zero-carbon building code at the City of Vancouver and was instrumental in the creation of the Provincial Energy Step Code.  He will describe how both codes evolved and were informed by the Passivhaus standard.
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Sean Pander

Sean Pander

Green Building Manager, City of Vancouver

A low carbon future – Leeds’ Climate Commission

A low carbon future - Leeds’ Climate Commission

A city wide partnership aiming to shape Leeds’ transition to a low carbon, climate resilient city and to mirror the strategic priorities of the UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) at a city scale.

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Leeds City Council

Glasgow’s climate change strategy and journey to Passivhaus

Glasgow’s climate change strategy and journey to Passivhaus

The Scottish Government’s climate change policy aims for over 42% carbon reductions by 2020. Glasgow is exploring how Passivhaus can aid successful implementation of these ambitious targets.

Michelle Mundie

Michelle Mundie

Group Manager (Investment), Glasgow City Council

Setting higher standards: Panel discussion

Session 2 - Case studies from near to zero

11:30 - 12.45

Residential case studies

Near zero approach in volume housebuilding – Goldsmith Street, Norwich

Near zero approach in volume housebuilding - Goldsmith Street, Norwich

This development of 105 homes for Norwich City Council proves that delivery of Passivhaus at scale is achievable, as the ambitious project nears completion.

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David Moorcroft, Director of Regeneration and Development, Norwich City Council & James Turner, Associate, Mikhail Riches

Addressing social needs in near & zero carbon housing – Cannock Mill Cohousing, Essex

Addressing social needs in near & zero carbon housing - Cannock Mill Cohousing, Essex

Offering an alternative housing solution, Cannock Mill Cohousing development in Essex strives to deliver 23 Passivhaus homes.

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Anne Thorne, Anne Thorne Architects

Jonathan Wilson, CITU

Non-domestic case studies

Complex near zero energy buildings worldwide

Complex near zero energy buildings worldwide

An overview of leading global non-domestic Passivhaus schemes – focusing on the efficiency potentials of complex energy hungry buildings including swimming pools and the hospitals.  What is the potential implementation of renewables on such schemes?

Gregina Radeva, Passivhaus Institut

Addressing social needs in zero carbon buildings: Integration with heritage – Leicester Cathedral

Addressing social needs in zero carbon buildings: Integration with heritage - Leicester Cathedral

The Grade II listed Leicester Cathedral sets sights on a Passivhaus extension to help bring modern state of the art facilities to its visitors.

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Josh McCosh, Partner, van Heyningen and Haward Architects
Gareth Selby, Architype

Session 3 - Routes to zero carbon

14:00 - 15.15

New-build


Detailed examination of near/zero carbon case studies, including approaches and measured performance:

Zero carbon case study - Virido, Cambridge
Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Cameron Close
Sally Godber & Caroline Martin, WARM: Low Energy Building Practice

Retrofit


Detailed examination of near/zero carbon case studies, including approaches and measured performance:

Approaches to EnergieSprong
John Pratley, Gardner Stewart Architects

Whole house step-by-step approaches
Harry Paticas, Arboreal

John Pratley, Gardner Stewart Architects

Self-build case studies

Old Forge
Eric Parks, Co-Director, Buckrose Ecological Architects

Old Byres EnerPHit
Sarah Price, Enhabit, & Richard Clayson, project owner

Haven Cottage
Andrew Goodman, Good Architecture

Camden Town Passivhaus
Rafael Delimata & Hagop Heath-Matossian, Bow Tie Construction

Technical session


MVHR and air-tightness

Mich Swainson, BRE & Phil Jennings, Aldas

Session 4 - Delivering comfort, quality & performance

16:00 - 17:15

Planning & early design decisions


Energy and renewables strategy - Gwilym Still, Max Fordham

Whole estate strategy - Speaker TBC

Costs and viability assessment - Sarah Price, Enhabit

Details, construction & beyond


Integrating renewables with Passivhaus - Speaker TBC

Best practice in construction QA  - Speaker TBC

Maintenance plans and occupant comfort - Speaker TBC

Futures session


Passivhaus Plus/ self-build case studies

Fulford Passivhaus
Phil Bixby, Constructive Individuals

Little Pits
Jae Cotterell, Passivhaus Homes

Nailsea Passivhaus
Piers Sadler, Piers Sadler Consulting

Leyburn Passivhaus
Adam Clark, Halliday Clark Architects

Final session

17:30 - 18:00

Q&A and Panel discussion - Making the journey to zero carbon

Drinks and networking

18:00 - 19:30

Passivhaus Student Competition Awards ceremony

Thank you to our sponsors

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