05/10: Passivhaus – Architecture for the Anthropocene

What is Passivhaus and how to deliver successful projects – a talk by Chris Parsons of Parsons + Whittley Architects

Passivhaus is the foremost energy efficiency and comfort standard for buildings, and is increasingly adopted not just for dwellings but for schools, hospitals, community buildings and the like. Indeed there is no limit to the application of the standard to any building. Its concentration on fabric based energy solutions, before renewables, delivers excellent and long lasting performance with over 4000 such buildings worldwide, and a rapidly expanding collection here in the UK.

Chris Parsons is a Certified Passivhaus Designer, Chartered Builder and principal of Parsons + Whittley Architects and is uniquely placed to interpret the design and practical delivery of Passivhaus. Chris delivered the first rural affordable Passivhaus scheme in the UK at Wimbish in Essex and has since returned to complete a further scheme at Wimbish II. Parsons + Whittley have won three Passivhaus Trust Awards for their projects, and the Lime Tree Passivhaus, in Swaffham, was a winner in the Norfolk Association of Architects awards in 2016. Find out more at www.parsonswhittley.co.uk.

Event info:

Date / time: 5 October / 18:30
Venue: Boardman House (Norwich University of the Arts), Redwell Street, Norwich, NR2 4SL
Contact: www.parsonswhittley.co.uk