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Passivhaus Open Days 2017

Passivhaus Open Days

Passivhaus Insitut logoThis year three Passivhaus projects in the Huddersfield area of West Yorkshire will be opening their doors during the International Passivhaus Open Days on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017, representing both newbuild and retrofit low energy building approaches. To coincide with the Passivhaus Open Days we are also running a Retrofit Open Day on Sunday 12 November.

Technical talks – booking required

Bill Butcher, Director, Green Building Store

We are also running a series of technical talks aimed at building professionals and selfbuilders at Green Building Store’s offices at Heath House Mill on Friday 10 November to complement the Passivhaus Open Day visits.

  • 10am Introduction to Passivhaus – Chris Herring
  • 11am  High performance windows –  Chris Herring
  • 12 noon Passivhaus construction and technical detailing – Bill Butcher
  • 1pm MVHR: Why we need it and why we need it well designed – Tom Heywood, Senior MVHR Technician

Book your FREE place here

Denby Dale Passivhaus – booking required

Denby Dale PassivhausThe Denby Dale Passivhaus is a domestic newbuild  property which has been occupied for over five years. It was the first Passivhaus in the UK to be built using traditional British cavity wall construction techniques. The construction team have shared original design detailing developed for the project to the wider construction industry and public, through a range of technical films and resources.

Booking required and spaces are limited. Please note that, this year, it is not possible to visit BOTH the Denby Dale and Golcar houses, due to lack of space, so please select the one that is your first preference.

Friday 10 November

  • 2pm Visit for local authorities and housing associations only
  • 3pm
  • 4pm

Saturday 11 November

  • 11am
  • 12 noon
  • 1pm

Please note: Visitors will be asked to remove their shoes inside the house.


To book a timeslot, please contact: Camilla Govan, Green Building Store Tel: 01484 461705 camilla.govan@greenbuildingstore.co.uk

Golcar Passivhaus – booking required

Progression Passivhaus certified timber window at Golcar PassivhausThe Golcar Passivhaus is a newbuild cavity wall construction 250m2 three storey 3 bed house which has been designed and built by Green Building Store and is aiming for Passivhaus certification. It is mostly rectangular in form with a small kink in it and a bay window. It follows many of the design details of Green Building Store’s first cavity wall Passivhaus – the Denby Dale Passivhaus – but with a few notable differences/ evolutions of the original detailing. The project was a UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Finalist.

Booking required and spaces are limited. Please note that, this year, it is not possible to visit BOTH the Denby Dale and Golcar houses, due to lack of space, so please select the one that is your first preference.

Friday 10 November

  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 4pm

Saturday 11 November

  • 11am
  • 12 noon
  • 1pm

Please note: Visitors will be asked to remove their shoes inside the house.


To book a timeslot, please contact: Camilla Govan, Green Building Store Tel: 01484 461705 camilla.govan@greenbuildingstore.co.uk

 

Cre8 Barn, Stirley Farm EnerPHit – Saturday only (no booking required)

Cre8 Barn exteriorYorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Cre8 Barn project at Stirley Community Farm near Huddersfield has involved the pioneering low energy retrofit of a derelict cow byre into an eco exemplar educational centre and space. The multi award-winning project has been certified as meeting the exacting EnerPHit standard (a variation of the low energy Passivhaus standard, specifically designed for retrofits).

The Cre8 Barn will be open on Saturday 11 November between 11am – 3pm offering Passivhaus-themed talks, film screenings and children’s activities. Refreshments (eg teas & coffees and cakes) also available, with donations to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Programme of talks & film screening

  • 11.00 Introduction to Passivhaus
  • 11.30 Introduction to radical retrofit
  • 12.00 What is MVHR?
  • 12.30 Passivhaus films
  • 13.00 Introduction to Passivhaus
  • 13.30 Introduction to radical retrofit 
  • 14.00 What is MVHR?
  • 14.30 Passivhaus films

Directions to Stirley Community Farm

 

Green Building Store Showroom

Triple glazed timber windows and MVHR at Green Building Store showroom Huddersfield

A range of Green Building Store high performance triple glazed timber windows and MVHR systems, suitable for Passivhaus projects, will be on display at Green Building Store’s HQ at Heath House Mill,  Golcar, which is located nearby the Passivhaus projects. Our window and MVHR technical experts will be on hand to discuss your project.

Opening times

  • Friday 10 November: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 11 November: 10am – 12 noon

How to find us

Passivhaus Open Days – UK and worldwide

The open days are part of an annual International Passivhaus open day scheme, which allows people to experience the quality and comfort of Passivhaus buildings for themselves. Many other Passivhaus buildings will be open throughout the UK.

2nd October 2017

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