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South West Debate: Passive Haus the rewards & challenges in Social Housing

17 January 2019 18:00 - 20:00

The Great Eastern Hall
SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road



CPD Hours

In June 2018, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced government will invest £1.67bn in delivering 23,000 affordable homes, with at least 12,500 to be social housing, by the end of 2022.

In consideration of the UK’s ongoing commitment for sustainability, energy efficiency and issues surrounding fuel poverty; a number of local authorities, housing associations and developers have undertaken the challenge to develop low-energy housing, through the design, construction and ongoing maintenance and operation of Passive Haus social housing schemes.

It has been raised by many in the built environment, that the successful implementation of Passive Haus involves high level of engagement and understanding of the building operation by its habitants; so as we embark on the task of developing social housing to meet the commitments, is Passive Haus the right solution?

The CIBSE and RIBA South West join together to host a thought provoking debate, in aim to respond to this question.

A panel of industry experts will address the key debate issue of Passive Haus in a Social Housing context, using their diverse experiences in these types of developments across the South West.

We shall then open the floor to the audience, where you will have the opportunity to probe the experts with your burning questions!

The discussions will focus on the “for” and “against” to open the debate as to whether using Passive Haus, can successfully achieve low-energy, appropriate and sustainable social housing.

If you would like to submit your question prior to the debate, please email to:

Introducing the panel:

  • Emma Osmundsen – Exeter City Council
  • Ulrike Macceriello – Hastoe Housing
  • Tomas Gaertner – SE3Design
  • Ann-Marrie Fallon – Architype
  • Debate Chair: Bill Gething - UWE and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Link to speaker bios

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