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Justin Bere reveals the inside story on the Mayville Centre, London – 30th November+
November 30, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mayville Centre, Islington – a community centre reburbished and redesigned by award winning Bere Architects to Passivhaus standards
Justin Bere will give the London Local Group his own story about this beautifully re-imagined Community Centre.
Wednesday November 30th, 7.00 o’clock at the
Mayville Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA
All AECB members welcome – RSVP to email@example.com
The project was featured at the recent AECB ‘Never Mind the Green Wash’ Conference and also the UK Passivhaus Conference . . .
UK construction consultants are often heard promoting a myth that the unregulated emissions in offices and other public buildings mean that there is no need for an energy efficient fabric. This series of talks will bust that myth and demonstrate how the non-domestic modules in PHPP account for every detail of office occupancy and equipment in a precise and scientific way to ensure that energy demand is minimised throughout the different seasons, and comfort is maximised, including avoiding summer overheating. Electricity consumption due to excessive fan power is one of the most common errors in current UK non-domestic building design, and is also potentially a problem in a passivhaus – but this talk explains how to keep control of electricity demand by intelligent design, rather than resorting to blame the occupants later. Another myth is that we don’t have sufficient skills in the UK to build to the necessary high standards, but this talk will show that if the architect has passivhaus design and construction skills, including crucial construction sequencing skills, then the builder will quickly learn from a collaborative architect and succeed in completing a certifiable building every time. This talk will also discuss costs and fundraising, showing how the team organised 100% charitable funding for the project. We will also hear about how to win Technology Strategy Board funding for Building Performance Evaluation and we will hear early feedback compiled by Rod Bunn of BSRIA, and building-user feedback on comfort, air quality, ease of use, operating the controls and working in a passivhaus.