Encraft Passivhaus and Low Carbon Building: Pioneering 2016 Standards Conference

Date of presentations

23 April 2015


  • George Martin (George Martin Consulting)
  • Benedict Binns (NPS Group)
  • Matt Wisdom (Thomas Vale Construction)
  • Helen Brown (Encraft)
  • Jonathan Chadwick (Associated Architects)
  • Sarah Price (Encraft)

Purpose of the presentations

In 2006 the Government committed that by 2016 all new homes and by 2019 all new non-domestic building would be ‘zero carbon’ in terms of their operating costs. Since then there have been many changes, but the commitment and challenge remains for the deep retrofit of existing buildings. Building on last year’s successful Encraft Building Physics Conference, this event prepared delegates to meet the 2016 zero carbon standards by:

  • Understanding the most effective approach to deliver the standards for new domestic and non-domestic ‘zero carbon’ buildings and the challenge of existing stock
  • Making the business case add up
  • Ensuring the roles of planning, client, architect, contractor and technical quality assurance work together to deliver the outcomes you want

The panel discussion focussed on how we get planning, clients, architects, contractors and quality assurance to work together for delivery of projects.

Links and contact information

Please contact events@encraft.co.uk or 0121 237 5890 for more information.


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100% of delegates providing feedback rated the speakers and presentation content as either excellent or good. Comments from delegates include: This was a warts and all overview of Passivhaus. It was honest and therefore helps people to move towards Passivhaus with their eyes wide open. And that can only be a good thing! Excellent day – thank you! I feel reinvigorated!

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