Woodside multi-storey flats regeneration, Glasgow, designed by Collective Architecture (ph: Andrew Lee)
The Passivhaus standard has been adopted by the UK construction industry as a sustainable and effective way of providing high living standards, as well as reducing energy use and carbon emissions in buildings. Now the Passivhaus Trust has introduced EnerPHit standards as a blueprint for refurbishment projects. So, what are the challenges involved? And to what extent does this provide a realistic and affordable roadmap to retrofitting our historic building stock? four key speakers will explore these questions and more.
Sanya Polescuk, principal at Sanya Polescuk Architects, discusses the practice’s retrofitting approach and how it is championing a less rigorous method than EnerPhit for reasons of pragmatism and affordability.
Lee Marshall, managing director at Viridis Building Services, weighs up the pros and cons of an EnerPhit project, as well as a less prescriptive green retrofit approach
Rupert Daly, architect at Collective Architecture, talks about bridging thermal inequality using the EnerPHit methodology, and discusses the holistic fabric-first approach to retrofitting three, 1960s multi-storey blocks of flats.
Other key topics up for discussion include the long-term financial and environmental costs and savings of an EnerPHit approach, the roadmap to EnerPHit accreditation, balancing sustainability and conservation, as well as working with developers, housing associations and the public sector to achieve economies of scale.
Register here to join our live webinar at 10.00am on Wednesday 27th October.