WSCP Unlock Sustainability : Making Strides in Passivhaus Development
Thursday, 2 July 2015 from 17:30 to 20:30 (BST)
Interested in sustainability issues in construction and property?
Join us for an evening of presentations and networking featuring established and emerging thought leaders on the topic of sustainability. This London WSCP 'Unlock Sustainability' event features four presentations focused on passivhaus. WSCP encourage both men and women to attend.
This WSCP 'Unlock Sustainability' event is ideal for professionals pursuing a career in this diverse sector.
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Venue : Architype, 1b Leathermarket Street, London, SE1 3JA
2nd July 2015: 17:30 pm - 20:30pm
PRESENTATION 1: JONATHAN HINES- MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ARCHITYPE AND CO-FOUNDER OF ARCHIHAUS
'Making Passivhaus Work'
Jonathan will outline how Architype has made Passivhaus affordable to construct, and share the findings of our monitoring of internal environmental conditions and energy consumption in Passivhaus and Non-Passivhaus schools
Jonathan became a Director of Architype in 1989 later established a second office in Hereford in 1996 and became a Managing Director in 2015. Architype are pioneering an introduction to Passivhaus into the UK through a number of projects including 5 completed passivhaus schools, a research centre at the University of East Anglia, an archive and records centre in Herefordshire, and a church in Sheffield. Architype at the forefront of building performance evaluation and monitoring in the UK. Jonathan has developed a sister company called ArchiHaus, specifically to undertake Passivhaus housing development and is currently working on an innovative housing scheme in rural Herefordshire.
PRESENTER 2: LYNNE SULLIVAN - FOUNDING PARTNER OF SUSTAINABLEBY DESIGN
'Lessons For the Industry from Passivhaus Methodology'
To deliver the UK Construction Strategy's target of 50% emissions reduction by 2025 necessitates a cultural shift towards energy literacy in design, construction, commissioning and building operation; arguably lessons learnt from the Passivhaus methodology and scrutiny of outcomes, provides important lessons for the industry going forward
PRESENTER 3: SARAH LEWIS - ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT - NPS GROUP LTD
'Passivhaus - Addressing the UK Housing Need'
This presentation focuses on how Local Authorities are setting high environmental standards as they enter into the private housing sector and questions if they could force volume house builders to up their game.
The presentation will use a specific Barron and Smith Passivhaus project from Broadland District Council (due to be on site May/June) to illustrate this.
A second part of the presentation will discuss standardised Building Performance Monitoring Specifications and the use of the soft landings approach in low energy and Passivhaus design.
Sarah is a certified European Passivhaus Designer and Associate Architect at NPS Group. She has lectured on Passivhaus and the PHPP and has been a guest critic at a number of Architecture Schools. She has spoken at Conferences including the International Passivhaus Conference in Innsbrook in 2011 and Leipzig in 2015, and participated in conference panel and industry debates on sustainability issues.
Sarah is an RIBA published author with her book 'PHPP Illustrated - A Designer's Guide to the Passivhaus Planning Package' published last Autumn. She has also written a number of articles for publications including the Architect's Journal, Echo Tech and Grand Designs. In 2013, Sarah made the AJ's top 20 list of women who are leading the way in sustainable architecture and Building Magazine Rising Star's of 2013.
PRESENTER 4: PRIYANKA ARORA - CARBON CONSULTANT - STURGIS CARBON PROFILING LLP
'EnerPhit: Evaluating Sustainability and Whole Life Carbon Analysis'
A certified Passivhaus performs well and has very low operational emissions. But what about the embodied emissions i.e. from the extraction, manufacturing and transport of materials for construction, refurbishment and maintenance? There has been speculatoin regarding the embodied emissions from Passivhaus owing to the use of the carbon intensive building envelope, including triple glazing, super-insulations etc. Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP carried out a whole life carbon assessment of a case study for an EnerPHit project to understand how it performs compared to a typical part L compliant retrofit. This presentation discusses the findings to understand if EnerPHit is actually a more sustainable solutoins from a 'whole life' perspective.
Priyanka has over 8 years experience in Architecture, Environmental Design and Research. Since joining Sturgis Carbon Profiling (SCP) she has been involved with providing sustainability and whole life carbon reduction advice on architectural projects at various scales, including residential Passivhaus EnerPHit refurbishments and large scale commercial buildings. In her tenure at SCP, she has been actively involved in providing consultation to various clients including Grosvenor Estates, Great Portland Estates, The Portman Estate, Legal & General, Segro and Argent. She has also worked a Project Architect on sustainable international development projects in Haiti and Sierra Leone for Article 25, a registered UK based charity. Her reserach interests have also focused on sustainable communities and energy use in buildings.
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Women in Sustainable Construction and Property
WSCP is a networking group with an agenda.
- To gather and disseminate knowledge on sustainability issues in construction and property.
- To build an inclusive multi-disciplinary networking environment, supporting professional development, collaboration and mentorship.
- To promote corporate responsibility, equality and diversity within the built environment industry.