A Very Passive Passivhaus Archive; Performance Through Radical Simplicity

Speaker: Nick Grant The first Passivhaus (sic) archive in the UK draws considerable inspiration from the passive (sic) approach to archive and museum storage developed by Tim Padfield and colleagues in Denmark. Performance has exceeded expectations suggesting considerable simplification would be possible in future. Speaker Biography Nick Grant is a freelance building consultant with a lifelong passion for doing more with less. He has no professional qualifications having dropped out of two universities in the 1980s to follow his interests. Whilst thankful for a basic grounding in engineering, he is mostly self-taught. His interest in closing the performance gap led » Read More

Posted in on July 21st, 2016

Value Engineering

Speaker: Nick Grant Speaker Biography Nick Grant is a freelance building consultant with a lifelong passion for doing more with less. He has no professional qualifications having dropped out of two universities in the 1980s to follow his interests. Whilst thankful for a basic grounding in engineering, he is mostly self-taught. His interest in closing the performance gap led him to his first Passive House conference in 2007. Nick is a practical engineer, tinkerer and self-builder with a keen interest in theory as a useful tool. He is known for questioning everything, including the need to question everything. Nick will » Read More

Posted in on July 21st, 2016

Why Should Architects Adopt Passivhaus? By Tara Gbolade

Soapbox Article to discuss the Benefits of Passivhaus

Posted in on April 11th, 2016

Does Passivhaus Pay? By David Olivier

In March 1983, I stayed in a ‘superinsulated retrofit’ in Boston, USA. The three-storey row house with basement was of timber-frame construction [1]. In 1985, I visited a similarly ambitious retrofit in Toronto, Canada, featuring a solid brick-walled ‘heritage building’. In 1994, I visited a ‘chainsaw’ retrofit’ in central Canada. It gained its nickname because the rafter overhangs were removed using one of these, as a prelude to insulating and draughtproofing the house thoroughly from the outside. The work went ahead in 1982. These retrofits were the sequel to the new superinsulated buildings which began to appear in North America » Read More

Posted in on January 22nd, 2016

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