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Publication : Air Tightness Pow Wow
Find out what is required to deliver Passivhaus at a practical level and how to comply with QA issues and testing.
Led by leading airtightness experts this extended workshop session will bring together insight and advice based on case study results from several practitioners who have delivered to the Passivhaus standard
Airtightness demonstrations are a key part of the workshop so come prepared to have a go!
Paul Jennings, Encraft
Paul Jennings of Encraft has over 25 years of experience of airtightness testing. This has included most of the UK Passivhaus stock, from the first domestic and non-domestic PH certified builds, both in Machynlleth, and more recently the 44-unit Lancaster Co-housing project. He is currently providing airtightness testing & technical support on several major EnerPHit refurbishments.
Paul pioneered using concise visual summaries of an Air Barrier Strategy alongside Air Barrier Drawings as essential elements in achieving airtight buildings, and developed and led the first trainings for Airtightness Champions, the key on-site role to ensure an airtight design is realised.
Mark Siddall, LEAP
Mark Siddall developed a love for buildings and architecture at the tender age of twelve. When he’s not doting over his wife, Jen, and daughter, Hannah, he is an educator, author, researcher and practicing architect with a growing international reputation. In 2016 he was nominated for the Green Building Council’s Rising Star Award.
Through his architectural practice LEAP (www.leap4.it) he creates contextual homes and communities on complex rural sites and in challenging conservation areas using a contemporary vernacular style. Most of his clients want homes designed to the Passivhaus Standard or the AECB Silver Standard.
In 2015 Steel Farm, a house designed by Mark, became the first privately owned Certified Passivhaus in the North East of England. The house, which went on to win the small projects category at the UK Passivhaus Awards, is featured in an online documentary. You can watch the documentary at www.PassivhausSecrets.co.uk