How to Build a Passivhaus Series

How to Build a Passivhaus

Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. They are built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design and construction, and are certified through an exacting quality assurance process.

This is a must-watch four-part webinar series for anyone interested in practical lessons learnt by the UK’s most experienced practitioners of designing and building to the Passivhaus standard. It is particularly aimed at recently qualified Passivhaus Designers/ Tradespeople working on one of their first small-to-medium-scale Passivhaus projects, seeking to learn from experienced practitioners with multiple successful projects under their belts.

The webinar series aims to help overcome challenges or obstacles to delivering Passivhaus, sharing practical experience, rules of thumb and common dos and don’ts.

Intermediate level

8

PHI credit points

6

Hours long

£

Paid course

Course Content

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Design & Coordination 2  1.5hr 6 Topics | 1 Quiz Buy to unlock
Introduction – Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
Design coordination & early decisions – Jonathan Hines, Architype
Fenestration & shading – Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions
PHPP and quality assurance – Sally Godber, WARM
Q&A session
Wrap up & closing comments

Explore the advantages of Passivhaus for superior building performance and comfort in this on-demand course. Understand key principles and certification criteria, enabling effective project planning. Discover how redesigning the process can revolutionize design and delivery. Delve into the pivotal role of PHPP as a design and quality assurance tool throughout construction. Gain invaluable insights to elevate your Passivhaus projects from inception to completion.

First delivered on: 22 March 2023
Speakers
  • Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
  • Jonathan Hines, Architype
  • Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions
  • Sally Godber, WARM
Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will learn:

  • The benefits of building to the Passivhaus standard for building performance and comfort. 
  • Key Passivhaus principles and the certification criteria for different types of Passivhaus. 
  • How rethinking the design process can lead to real change in design and project delivery. 
  • The role of PHPP as a design and quality assurance tool from design through construction. 
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Building Fabric 2  1hr40min 6 Topics | 1 Quiz Buy to unlock
In this lesson, you will learn the options for constructing the building envelope and other factors affecting fabric heat loss. 

In this lesson, you will learn the options for constructing the building envelope and other factors affecting fabric heat loss. 

First delivered on: 19 April 2023
Speakers
  • Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
  • Bill Butcher, Green Building Store
  • Sally Godber, WARM
  • Paul Jennings, Aldas
Learning outcomes

In this lesson, you will learn the options for constructing the building envelope and other factors affecting fabric heat loss. 

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Building Services & Quality Assurance 2  1.5hr 6 Topics | 1 Quiz Buy to unlock
In this lesson, you will learn the options for other building services: heating, hot water, and renewables and the importance of effective construction management, testing, and inspections.

In “How to Build a Passivhaus: Building Services & Quality Assurance,” participants delve into building services beyond heating, hot water, and renewables. Discover the significance of efficient construction management, thorough testing, and meticulous inspections. Gain insights into optimising building services for Passivhaus standards while ensuring quality assurance throughout the construction process. This session equips attendees with essential knowledge and strategies to effectively integrate building services into Passivhaus projects, ensuring energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

First delivered on: 24 May 2023
Speakers
  • Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
  • Caroline Martin, WARM
  • Mark Siddall, LEAP
  • Will South, Etude
Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will learn:

  • The options for other building services: heating, hot water, and renewables. 

  • The importance of effective construction management, testing, and inspections. 

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Handover & Maintenance 2  1.5hr 7 Topics | 1 Quiz Buy to unlock
Introduction
Common issues – Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
Maintenance and commissioning – Alan Clarke
Benefits of MVHR in five charts – Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
Handover and user guidance – Jill Zhao, UWE Bristol
Q&A
Wrap up and closing remarks

Learning outcomes: MVHR installations and benefits for CO2, temperature and humidity control.  How to address common commissioning, maintenance, handover issues.  The concepts of soft landings and monitoring and the need for user engagement.  

First delivered on: 21 June 2023
Speakers
  • Sarah Lewis, Passivhaus Trust
  • Alan Clarke
  • Jill Zhao, UWE Bristol
Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, you will learn:

  • MVHR installations and benefits for CO2, temperature and humidity control. 

  • How to address common commissioning, maintenance, handover issues. 

  • The concepts of soft landings and monitoring and the need for user engagement.  

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to understand:

  1. The benefits of building to the Passivhaus standard for building performance and comfort. 
  2. Key Passivhaus principles and the certification criteria for different types of Passivhaus. 
  3. How rethinking the design process can lead to real change in design and project delivery. 
  4. The role of PHPP as a design and quality assurance tool from design through construction. 
  5. Options for constructing the building envelope and other factors affecting fabric heat loss. 
  6. MVHR installations and benefits for CO2, temperature and humidity control. 
  7. The options for other building services: heating, hot water, and renewables. 
  8. The importance of effective construction management, testing, and inspections. 
  9. How to address common commissioning, maintenance, handover issues. 
  10. The concepts of soft landings and monitoring and the need for user engagement.  

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Passivhaus Benefits

Design & Coordination

Sarah Lewis
Jonathan Hines
Nick Grant
Sally Godber

Building Fabric

Sarah Lewis
Bill Butcher
Sally Godber
Paul Jennings

BUILDING SERVICES & QUALITY ASSURANCE

Sarah Lewis
Caroline Martin
Mark Siddall
Will South

Handover & Maintenance

Sarah Lewis
Alan Clarke
Jill Zhao

Pricing

Full series (4 lectures)Individual lecture
Member price£80+VAT£25+VAT
Non-member price£112+VAT£35+VAT

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