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Passivhaus for local authorities and housing associations
Thu 3 November 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
Half-day seminar and workshop for Yorkshire LAs and HAs, organised by Zero Carbon Yorkshire Buildings working group in association with the Passivhaus Trust. Speakers from councils and housing association developers will be sharing their experiences of the benefits of building to the Passivhaus standard and the ways local authorities and housing associations can successfully adopt a strategy to promote Passivhaus in their areas and organisations.
Please note: Tickets available for local authority and housing association representatives only.
13.00 Introduction from Passivhaus Trust and Zero Carbon Yorkshire
13.20 Nigel Banks – Keepmoat. Keepmoat’s Passivhaus projects for housing associations, looking at the benefits of Passivhaus for occupants and social housing providers and making the economics of building to Passivhaus stack up.
13.40 Andrew Conway, Hamson Barron Smith – Norwich City Council Passivhaus developments case study & financial arguments
14.00 Emma Osmundsen, Exeter Council 'Passivhaus – The Exeter Way', explaining why Exeter Council is supporting Passivhaus plus outlining procurement options and Exeter’s plans to create a separate company to undertake Passivhaus projects
14.50 Coffee break
15.10 Andrew Cooper, Kirklees councillor and Green Party Energy spokesperson. Kirklees Council’s Passivhaus plans + the Green Party’s Passivhaus Flatpack campaign.
15.30 Alex Sobel, Leeds Councillor speaking about Leeds City Council’s Passivhaus developments to date and plans to promote Passivhaus more widely.
15.50 short break
16.00 Go around room where participants share their thoughts on the prospects of Passivhaus for their LA/ HA and what obstacles there may be. Exploring ways that ZCY and the Passivhaus Trust can help support LAs/Has in Yorkshire to develop Passivhaus projects and policies. Invitation to Passivhaus open days 11-13 November.