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First UK Passivhaus conference
The first ever UK conference devoted entirely to the Passivhaus standard next Monday 11th October includes a keynote speeches by Prof Wolfgang Feist, the creator of the Passivhaus standard, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne.
The UK Passivhaus Conference 2010
– which is being held at Islington Town Hall in London – will include case studies, site visits, workshops, debate, an exhibition of Passivhaus products and numerous networking opportunities. It is aimed at architects, planners, building control officers, energy managers, builders and housing associations.
Date: 11 Oct 2010
Location: Islington Town Hall Assembly Rooms Upper Street, London N1 2UD
UK Passivhaus Conference 2010 – Further Information
The Passivhaus standard is designed to create buildings that are both comfortable and energy efficient. The combination of an air-tight, super-insulated building fabric and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery reduces energy requirements by up to 85% and provides a draught-free environment with excellent air quality.
This first ever UK Passivhaus Conference seeks to build on the success of the Camden and Islington Passivhaus Conference of February 2010 (www.cuttingthecarbon.com/passivhaus) where it became clear that there was huge demand for more information about the Passivhaus standard. The UK Passivhaus conference will include case studies, site visits, workshops, debate, an exhibition of Passivhaus products and numerous networking opportunities.
The Passivhaus standard can be used to scope retrofit work as well as new build which is critical in the UK where 90% of the building stock will still be in place in 2050.
It is simply not possible to reach zero carbon homes by 2016 as the UK government has mandated without reference to the work of the Passivhaus Institute in Germany over the last 20 years.
Earlier this year the London Borough of Camden became the first local authority in the UK to include Passivhaus in its Local Development Framework. They are asking developers and architects to aspire to the Passivhaus standard. We are seeking to encourage other local authorities to introduce the standard into their planning rules. Our big ask to the government is that the Passivhaus standard be incorporated into UK building regulations.
The UK Passivhaus Conference is aimed primarily at planning officers, building regulations officers, architects and housing associations. The cost is £150 (£25 for students on production of a valid student card), which includes lunch and refreshments.
You can register for the UK Passivhaus Conference and the Conference Dinner on our website: www.ukpassivhausconference.org.
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