ukpassivhausconference2014Our John Hyland is presenting at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 on 16 October and he'll be talking about the challenges faced from a contractor's point of view in achieving Passivhaus Standard on a retrofit project

It goes without saying that it is harder to achieve the required standards in a retrofit property than a newbuild, so the EnerPHit Standard was developed as the Passivhaus Standard for retrofits. The four requirements to achieve the Standard relate to:

•   Annual space heating requirement
•   Upper limit for total primary energy demand
•   The frequency of excessive internal temperature
•   Air leakage.  This will have a huge impact on the other three!

There are very many issues that an inexperienced contractor may come across when carrying out this type of work.

John HylandIf you were at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014, you may have seen our John Hyland talking about the challenges faced from a contractor's point of view in achieving Passivhaus Standard on a retrofit project

It goes without saying that it is harder to achieve the required standards in a retrofit property than a newbuild, but which ever you are working on, there are certain things you need to have in place to ensure a successful project.

Here are some notes from John's presentation. 

 

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The August 2014 edition of construct is now available.

This month's edition has articles about Swoop, the artwork located on a former landfill site in Elland, construction's war on waste, and the bodies being discovered in Leicester. 

 

The May 2014 edition of construct is now available.

Read about the restoration of Memorial Park in Fleetwood, which is one of the few parks built to commemorate those who served in the First World War.