Ses­sion 14

Ses­si­on 14: Policy, net­works and edu­ca­tion

Wed­nes­day, 15 Sep­tem­ber 2021


Pass­ive Houses can make an enorm­ous con­tri­bu­tion to cli­mate pro­tec­tion in the build­ing sec­tor and are there­fore in­creas­ingly in the fo­cus of polit­ics, giv­en the cli­mate crisis. Suc­cess­ful mod­els for the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Pass­ive House Stand­ard for pub­lic build­ings will be presen­ted, as well as net­works that are ded­ic­ated to the fur­ther dis­sem­in­a­tion of the Pass­ive House Stand­ard. Fur­ther­more, the speak­ers will in­form about new ap­proaches to the edu­ca­tion and train­ing of Pass­ive House plan­ners and con­sult­ants as well as about their ex­per­i­en­ces in this field.


Time (CEST) Top­ic Speak­er            
10:00 am Wel­co­me
Dragomir Tzanev

10:05 am

Scot­lands edu­ca­ti­on es­tate: Po­li­cy am­bi­ti­ons at sca­le

The Cole re­port (2017) out­lined con­struc­tion qual­ity is­sues in Scot­lands pub­lic sec­tor. Oth­er re­ports out­lined com­fort is­sues. In 2020 the Scot­tish Fu­tures Trust ap­plied a new en­ergy tar­get for new build­ings aim­ing at high­er stand­ar­ds of qual­ity. Passivhaus is a key meth­od­o­logy in this de­liv­ery.

Ann-Marie Fallon | Architype

10:20 am

Pas­si­ve Hou­se Re­tro­fits: Cli­ma­te ac­ti­on in the Nor­th­east US

Yetsuh Frank | Building Energy Exchange
10:35 am

 Glas­gow Ice Box Chal­lenge: From the spark of an idea to St Enoch Square

The Glas­gow Ice Box Chal­lenge took place from Ju­ly 23 un­til Au­gust 6, 2021 to raise aware­ness for the vi­tal role en­ergy ef­fi­ciency in build­ings plays in meet­ing our cli­mate goals in the run-up to the UN Cli­mate Change Con­fer­en­ce, COP26. The In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House As­so­ci­ation or­gan­ised the Glas­gow Ice Box Chal­lenge in part, to pro­duce a guide and tool kit to help sup­port fu­ture Ice Box Chal­lenge pro­jects around the world. 

Giorgia Tsar | Passivhaus Institut

10:50 am

Ques­tion and An­swer


11:10 am

Us­ing Ana­lo­gies for Fun and Im­pact­ful Pas­si­ve Hou­se edu­ca­ti­on

Pass­ive House can be a com­plex sub­ject to com­mu­nic­ate and ex­plain. This pa­per and present­a­tion will out­line a fresh ap­proach us­ing Ana­lo­gies for fun and Im­pact­ful Pass­ive House edu­ca­tion. The pa­per will out­line the ap­proach and the present­a­tion will provide sev­er­al used ex­amples of ana­lo­gies from the ex­per­i­en­ce of both au­thors.

Barry McCarron | South West College
11:25 am

Pas­si­ve Hou­se si­te su­per­vi­sors: skills and know­led­ge for suc­cess­ful PH buil­ding si­tes

The new add-on train­ing for PH Trades­per­sons de­ve­loped by the PHI, the Site Su­per­vi­sor course, provides Pass­ive House prac­ti­tion­ers with in-depth know­ledge for co­or­din­at­ing con­struc­tion sites of com­plex and/or lar­ger res­id­en­tial and non-res­id­en­tial Pass­ive House and En­erPHit build­ings.

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Maria del Carmen Rivero | Passivhaus Institut
11:40 am

Start wal­king and the path will be­co­me cle­ar: les­sons lear­ned du­ring 10 years of Pas­siv­haus

The art­icle presents les­sons learned dur­ing the design and con­struc­tion of Passivhaus build­ings over the past 10 years in Spain, identi­fy­ing the im­port­ance of the heat loss form factor, along with suc­cesses and pit­falls re­lated to thermal in­su­la­tion, win­dows, air­tight­ness, vent­il­a­tion and act­ive sys­tems.

Bega Clavero | Praxis Resilient Buildings
11:55 am Ques­tion and An­swer  

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