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Introduction to Passivhaus

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Learn how the principles of Passivhaus design can improve a buildings performance and how to implement them in your design process.

What is Passivhaus?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Passivhaus as “An eco-friendly building standard (voluntarily adopted), designed to bring about energy efficiency, typically by making use of natural energy sources and by being airtight with an internal circulatory air system; usually attributive”.

In this webinar, Gail Kenton of Adam Architecture, will introduce the principles of Passivhaus design, and how these are implemented in buildings. The seminar will include an overview of Passivhaus comfort and energy targets, and how these are achieved through building envelope & services design and energy modelling. 

Passivhaus building performance will also be placed in context of low energy buildings and net-zero and Gail will open up the conversation at the end to answer your questions on how interior designers can be involved in the stages of constructing a Passivhaus building.


  • Overview of Passivhaus targets
  • Understanding of the principles of construction & services for Passivhaus
  • Overview of the Passivhaus design process
  • Understanding how the performance of Passivhaus compares to ‘low-energy’ buildings


A further understanding of the principles and targets of Passivhaus design.


This event is for interior designers at all stages of their careers that would like to gain a deeper understanding of the principles of Passivhaus architecture and how to implement it into their projects and practices. All other interested parties are also welcomed to attend with an interest in learning more about this fascinating subject. 


Gail Kenton is a chartered architect with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in environmental design, and has published, consulted and lectured on sustainability.  She is experienced at running projects from inception to completion all over the U.K. and is the sustainability lead for ADAM Architecture.  Gail joined ADAM in 2017 as a Senior Associate, after running the London Office for Craig Hamilton Architects for many years.  Gail trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Canterbury School of Art and Design and qualified in 1998. 

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