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Passivhaus primary schools and how architects can drive their adoption


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Slides for the paper presented on behalf of Architype UK at the 20th International Passivhaus Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, April 2016.
For the paper see: (also on Slideshare)
Architects have limited opportunity to design Passivhaus buildings if clients don’t ask for Passivhaus. Architype has identified the following key obstacles to Passivhaus that architects can help clients successfully overcome; competing standards, cost, education, the supply chain and quality.

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Passivhaus primary schools and how architects can drive their adoption

  1. 1. Passivhaus Primary Schools 20th International Passive House Conference, Darmstadt, 2016 Elrond Burrell, Architype @ElrondBurrell | @ArchitypeUK & how architects can drive their adoption
  2. 2. Architects My Way My hands are tied
  3. 3. Obstacles & lessons
  4. 4. 1. Competing Standards BREEAM Ø Funding dependent Ø Extensions exempt
  5. 5. 2. Cost Increased Capital Costs Ø Smart Design Ø Simple Ø Standardised Ø Refined
  6. 6. 3. Education Clients don’t know what to ask for Ø Share practical experience Ø Assist with brief writing Ø Passivhaus tours
  7. 7. 4. Supply Chain Using local suppliers Ø Develop local capabilities Ø Involve experienced suppliers Ø Selected local suppliers Ø Certified components may not be local
  8. 8. 5. Quality Exacting site quality needed Ø Hands-on guidance & support Ø Train and educate site staff Ø Empower the workforce
  9. 9. Conclusion Ø Look for opportunities Ø Design smart Ø Educate (potential) clients Ø Collaborate Ø Get involved
  10. 10. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney