Introduction to Passivhaus

Building a Passivhaus using standard UK building techniques

Training event & site visit

Green Building Store offers one day intensive Introduction to Passivhaus courses at Green Building Store’s HQ in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with the next course planned for Wednesday 13 July 2016.  The course offers a practical and technical guide into the Passivhaus construction techniques used at UK projects, such as the Denby Dale Passivhaus & our recent Golcar Passivhaus project,  the lessons learned and how the techniques can be applied to other builds.

Denby Dale Passivhaus at dusk

Topics covered in the course include:

•    Lessons learnt from Denby Dale Passivhaus, the Golcar Passivhaus and other UK Passivhaus projects.  Practical delivery
•    Understanding Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
•    The role of the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) and 2-dimensional thermal (THERM) modelling in Passivhaus design

Provisional agenda – download Word doc

GUEST SPEAKER: Passivhaus Consultant Nick Grant will be speaking on the subject of ‘Value Engineering’

Booking a place

For one place for Passivhaus Training Day alone: £295 +VAT

Discount for Group Bookings:

  • 2 attendees: 20% discount
  • 3 or more:  25% discount

Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Booking form – download Word doc

More information

The day is aimed primarily at architects and building professionals new to Passivhaus and is divided into intensive morning presentations, lunch time informal discussions and afternoon site visit to the Denby Dale Passivhaus.  All delegates will be provided with a full technical briefing summary on the Denby Dale build, including detailing and specification.

“A good holistic overview of Passivhaus with an excellent range of expertise on hand”

Training participant

“Extremely useful, highlighted issues I was not aware of”.

Training participant

“A big thank you to Green Building Store and everyone”

Training participant

Meet the trainers

Chris Herring, Director, Green Building Store

Chris Herring

Chris is one of the UK’s leading experts in high performance window design and has been advocating and pioneering sustainable approaches for most of his construction career. Chris was Technical Leader on the Denby Dale Passivhaus project. He worked closely with Bill Butcher to ensure the meshing of theory and practice of Passivhaus standards and technology with UK materials and building techniques.

Over the last 6 years Chris has been one of the leading proponents of the Passivhaus approach to low energy construction and of the adoption of Passivhaus standards and methodology in the UK.  Chris is the current  Chair of the Passivhaus Trust and until recently was the Chair of the AECB, the sustainable building association.

Bill Butcher, Director, Green Building Store

Bill Butcher

Bill Butcher, Director of Green Building Store, has been the project leader of the Denby Dale Passivhaus, Stirley Farm EnerPHit and Golcar Passivhaus projects and is currently leading the Cumberworth radical retrofit project. Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, he has over 40 years’ building experience, including construction of the Longwood low-energy house in the early 1990s. .

Bill is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a Certified Passive House Tradesperson. He also serves on the Technical Panel of the Passivhaus Trust and teaches on the Construction module of the CarbonLite CEPH Designer course.


Paul Smith

Green Building Store’s Senior Construction Technician, Paul is a  Certified Passivhaus Consultant. Paul undertakes PHPP and Therm modelling for Green Building Store’s consultancy service.

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