FREE Passivhaus talks at NSBRC Swindon Green Building Store

FREE Passivhaus & low energy talks

Denby Dale Passivhaus at dusk

Green Building Store’s Mike Shufflebotham will be giving FREE lunchtime talks on the following dates in 2020 at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Dates in 2020

  • Friday 20 March 2020 – CANCELLED
  • Friday 24 April 2020 – CANCELLED
  • Friday 15 May 2020 – CANCELLED
  • Friday 5 June 2020
  • Friday 3 July 2020
  • Friday 14 August
  • Friday 11 September
  • Thursday 15 October
  • Friday 6 November

Book your FREE tickets here


12.00-12.45: Introduction to Passivhaus

  • Introduction to Passivhaus methodology & standard
  • Specification required to achieve Passivhaus certification
  • Windows & doors: Passivhaus requirements and importance of installation detailing
  • Airtightness products & techniques needed to achieve Passivhaus requirements
  • MVHR: what it is and how to ensure optimal performance

12.45-13.15 Windows: how to get best value & performance

  • Options to reduce cost or get best value
  • Real value engineering
  • How window & door style and design affects performance and cost
  • Ensuring value at quote stage
  • Window requirements for Passivhaus certification
  • U values/ Psi values/ G values
  • Why triple glazing?
  • Installation & detailing (airtightness, thermal bridging & avoiding overheating)

13.15-13.45: MVHR heat recovery ventilation: why good design matters

  • Why is ventilation important?
  • What types of ventilation are available?
  • What is mechanical ventilation with heat recovery?
  • Getting it right: sound & pressure loss
  • Design principles for MVHR systems


To help us keep track of numbers of attendees please book your FREE place via EventBrite which will also enable us to inform you in case of cancellations/ changes. Otherwise check this page and you can just turn up on the day to attend the talk/ CPD.

National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Swindon

NSBRC logoChance to see the permanent display of Green Building Store’s PERFORMANCE, ULTRA  & PROGRESSION triple glazed timber window ranges, plus a sample MVHR system, at our STAND 130/145. The NSBRC is open 6 days a week (closed Mondays).


Huddersfield Passivhaus & retrofit talks + Showroom tours

Alternately, please join Green Building Store at at our regular Huddersfield Open Days on selected Saturdays throughout 2020. 

5th February 2018

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