Passivhaus Professionals Flock To Ecological Building Systems Event
Professionals from across the Passivhaus, architectural and building physics communities gathered in London and Swindon during October thanks to an airtightness events programme hosted by Ecological Building Systems, in partnership with the BBA and pro clima.
Originally conceived to celebrate BBA accreditation of pro clima Intello Plus intelligent airtight membrane, the events have developed into an impressive programme of five, full-day seminars, each worth six structured CPD points, which has been touring the UK since the first event in Swindon on 16th October.
Combining presentations from Ecological Building Systems and pro clima experts with guest speakers, installation demonstrations and chaired discussions, the events have focused on specification strategies for optimising energy efficiency via the building fabric, safeguarding buildings from moisture-related structural damage and creating healthier indoor environments.
The Swindon event at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, attracted a rich variety of delegates and kicked off with an introduction from Gary Newman, executive chair of The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products. It also featured a keynote address from sustainable design expert and TV presenter, Charlie Luxton, who talked the delegates through his design and construction journey for his own low energy home.
Chris Dewhirst of Evolved Design commented: “I am quite selective about the events I take time out for because I need to know that they will offer me fresh insights and new knowledge that will benefit my understanding of sustainable construction and my future projects.”
“The Perfect Airtight Seal Tour event in Swindon was so worthwhile from beginning to end with a high calibre of presenters, practical demonstrations and opportunity to network with fellow delegates so that I came away full of information and enthusiasm. There was no hard sell, just really valuable knowledge sharing and it was well worth a day out of the office.”
The London event at The Building Centre on 18th October was introduced by Simon Corbey, associate director at The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products and featured a keynote presentation from Passivhaus consultant, Patrick Chester, and director of eco construction company, Oasis Construction, Ioan Sulea. The event programme has since moved on to complete the tour at Titanic Belfast, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Glasgow and The Studio, Birmingham.
UK general manager of Ecological Building Systems, Penny Randell adds: “We are delighted by the response to this seminar programme and the number of professionals that have taken time out of their busy schedules. The growth in environmentally sound specification and construction relies on knowledge sharing and cooperation between experts in the field and that’s what we’ve facilitated with these event programmes.”