The 2017 UK Passivhaus Conference targets social housing providers with dedicated seminar stream

The 2017 UK Passivhaus Conference targets social housing providers with dedicated seminar stream

The 2017 UK Passivhaus Conference, taking place on the 24th October in London, will focus on the future of Passivhaus. Expanding upon the Trust’s Passivhaus Social campaign, this year’s proceedings will include several seminars targeted specifically at social housing providers and those working to design, develop and deliver social housing projects.

As well as hearing about the benefits of building to Passivhaus, such as superior indoor comfort, high quality, performance and operational cost savings, there is the opportunity to hear about several applications of the standard from prototype to regional scales. A dedicated seminar stream will be exploring policy and procurement — Examining what is happening with current UK policy, financial frameworks, de-risking procurement routes and the options that have been tried and tested.

The show will also feature a panel of councils who are leading the adoption and implementation of Passivhaus. They will share their experience of what works well and what obstacles to avoid when implementing Passivhaus for social housing. The Panel includes representatives from:

  • Exeter City Council — completed several residential Passivhaus developments and in the process of developing the UK’s first Passivhaus leisure centre.
  • Norwich City Council — currently building several large-scale residential developments at various stages.
  • Bristol City Council — trialling Passivhaus prototypes as part of several residential developments.

Do Passivhaus buildings work? Must occupants behave differently in a Passivhaus? There will also be lessons learnt from residential Passivhaus schemes providing feedback on issues such as hand-over, future maintenance, and occupants behaviour. Highlights at this year’s event include:

  • Discuss the importance of energy efficiency, particularly in homes, in the wider global context and to examine the role of Passivhaus within a low carbon future.
  • An opportunity to network with UK Passivhaus professional and ask questions about leading case studies.
  • Policy and procurement seminars, highlighting how Government and clients are encouraging uptake of Passivhaus around the UK.
  • The ‘Passivhaus futures‘ sessions will focus on ‘Health & wellbeing in Passivhaus buildings’ and ‘Embodied carbon and Passivhaus’.

2 for 1 Special Offer
Those working in local government or for housing associations in the UK are eligible for a 2 for 1 discount ticket to the UK Passivhaus Conference. If tickets are booked before the 31st August — they will also be eligible for the early bird rate and discounted a further 10%. Just select the desired number of local authority/housing association tickets and the discount will be added automatically.

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