Passivhaus Series: 1. Fundamentals of Passivhaus
The Green Register and AECB CarbonLite are pleased to be working together to provide four half-day technical sessions on the Passivhaus principles.
These half-day sessions offer insight into all the main principles i.e. what makes a good low energy, comfortable building based on the Passivhaus standard. The training is ideal for architects and other design professionals as the focus in these courses is on design principles.
This half day session introduces the principles behind the Passivhaus standard (Thermal Comfort!) and the differences from normal construction so that everyone on the design team can understand the process.
Some attention as to the requirements for all seasons comfort are also discussed: Summer overheating can be dealt with by design if there is an understanding of the processes: seasonal shading, natural and/or mechanical ventilation, together with care over uncontrolled internal heat loads can deal with most problems without recourse to cooling in this climate. Minimizing Summer overheating is a core part of the Passivhaus target.
Finally we take a look at the support and resources available in the UK, from Passipedia.org to Passivhaus designers and building certifiers working in the UK.