HAPPI Hour - A grey and green AGEnda: The foundations of good passivhaus and zero carbon design in housing for people in later life

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  • Very helpful overview of Passivhaus with relevant case studies.
  • Interesting presentations of schemes that address a vitally important issue for future developments for all client groups. 
  • Very insightful with lots of great ideas with achievable worthwhile benefits.


  • 16.00 - HAPPI Hour format - Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Communications and Events Officer, Host, Housing LIN ~ @HLINComms (opens new window) 
  • 16.05 - Welcome and Chair's introduction - Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)
  • 16:10 - David Birkbeck, CEO of Design for Homes, organiser of the Housing Design Awards ~ @DesignForHomes (opens new window)
  • 16.20 - Passivhaus and low energy buildings - Clare Murray, Associate and Head of Sustainability at Levitt Bernstein ~ @LevittBernstein (opens new window)
  • 16.30 - Carlton Dene, Westminster, case study (architect's perspective) - Irene Craik, Director at Levitt Bernstein ~ @LevittBernstein (opens new window)
  • 16.35 - Carlton Dene, Westminster, case study (client's perspective) - Liz Alvey, Consultant and former Project Manager for the Older Persons Housing Programme at Westminster City Council
  • 16.45 - The Courtyards, Preston, case study - Gillian Harrison, Senior Associate at Levitt Bernstein ~ @LevittBernstein (opens new window)
  • 16.55 - Audience Q&A
  • 17:15 - Chair summary and close - Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)


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