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Acivico Passivhaus Symposium

10 May, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Background to the event ::

Passivhaus is now recognised as the world’s leading standard on low energy building. By prioritising fabric it delivers buildings that are more than 90% energy efficient than current UK building regulations. Many European countries have this standard as their minimum requirements and many exciting examples are now coming to the forefront within the UK industry too.

Benefits ::

In the current climate where council’s resources are stretched and ever increasing demands are made on its services – high buildings operational costs can be an unwanted liability in the long run.  As Passivhaus gains more popularity, capital costs are coming down and the evidence that the model is able to deliver what it promises mounts, allowing the Council and other organisations to reduce carbon emissions while saving on operational costs.

The Event ::

This learning symposium is being convened by Acivico designer and Passivhaus expert Nidhi Shah and will be hosted by Don Ward, Chief Executive of Construction Excellence.

Join us at this event to learn, debate and share :: 

  • Hear presentations from Industry experts and Passivhaus pioneers about their experiences of delivering economically sustainable and energy efficient developments.
  • Ask questions to a panel of experts who will be demystifying the Passivhaus elements which deliver energy efficient, healthy and climate ready developments. Q+A hosted by Don Ward.
  • Learn the details of the actual cost savings and real benefits delivered by taking this approach.  With some of the headlines including….

‘90% savings on energy consumption in housing’

‘70% savings on energy consumption in commercial properties’

‘Building costs at parity with current building costs’

  • Meet and mix with industry professionals and suppliers at the networking lunch and marketplace.

Who should attend? ::

If you are a Built Environment professional in both the private and public sectors – including Architects, Planners, Sustainability Professionals, Surveyors, Construction Industry, Housing and Commercial Development Delivery sector, energy managers, builders, housing associations, researchers and students this session will be of interest to you.

This event will set the strategy, benefits case and delivery mechanism for your future built asset development programmes.

Light refreshments available

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10 May, 2016
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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The Council House
Victoria Square
Birmingham, B1 1BB
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