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Passivhaus tutorial series: Getting to Net Zero

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About this Event


The increased focus on the Climate Emergency has led to a stream of declarations to achieve Net Zero. But what does that actually mean to the built environment? Do we really know how to design and deliver a true net-zero building?


Based on the successful Passivhaus Masterclass, this tutorial series will explore the issues around net zero, providing practical illustrations of what it takes to achieve both net zero operational energy and net zero embodied energy, and highlighting what can be done at design stage to achieve the biggest impact. It will also explain how Passivhaus Classic, Plus and Premium can be used to support a net-zero design.


Each live tutorial will include a presentation and Q&A, allowing the opportunity for full discussion and workshopping. The tutorials will run on Wednesdays at 10am, starting on 29 April.


Feedback from previous attendees


"The impressive research work and presentation on the performance gap between the present Part L Building Regs and actual reality was crystal clear. This knowledge will give us great backup in trying to persuade the industry to build better."

Bill Butcher, Green Building Store


"I use the lessons learnt from the Zero Carbon Masterclass every day and we have now started incorporating many of the things discussed as standard - super helpful."

Emma Mathias-Jones, Greengauge


"The Passivhaus masterclass was a great way to understand the route to zero carbon and balancing the challenges we face in achieving a true zero carbon in construction and in use."

James Turner, Mikhail Riches




Operational Carbon - book all 4 modules

29 April • Where are we now and what is Passivhaus?

6 May • What is net zero?

13 May • How does Passivhaus compare to our net zero definition?

20 May • Looking at it from the top down and setting the challenge into context


Embodied Carbon - book all 4 modules

27 May • Introduction to concepts and definitions

3 June • Materials – what should we be using and in what way?

10 June • Designing low-embodied buildings – top tips

17 June • PHRibbon Demo


Bringing it all together

24 June • Interactive workshop


PHI credit points

Earn points towards the renewal of your Certified Passivhaus Consultant/Designer qualification - attendance of the complete tutorial series offers 6 PHI credit points.



Please note tutorials will be recorded, and will be made available for online viewing to attendees after each event. If you've booked for the whole series or a set and can't make one of the live sessions, you'll be able to watch afterwards at a time convenient to you.


Passivhaus Trust
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