HAPPI Hour - Passivhaus for Active Ageing

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  • Informative and super useful. Covering different angles to an important and complex subject.
  • A great format to pick and choose from some really well presented informative content.
  • It increased my understanding (and my enthusiasm) for Passivhaus
  • Good range of presentations from speakers as some were technical and others focused on the end user experience


  • 16:00 - A brief explanation of the HAPPI Hour format – Jerome Billeter/Sally Taylor-Ridgway, Hosts, Housing LIN ~ @HLINComms (opens new window)
  • 16:05 - Welcome and Chair’s introduction – Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)
  • 16:10 - Designing for future sustainability – Mark Slater, Design Director, West Waddy Archadia Architects ~ @WWA_studios (opens new window)
  • 16:20 - Understanding PassivHaus in the context of Welsh health and wellbeing centres currently in development – Padraig McMorrow, Architect & Certified Passivhaus Consultant and Andrew Street, Studio Director and architect specialising in health, care and community-based design, IBI Group ~ @ibigroup (opens new window)
  • 16:35 -  Active Building Centre: Healthy Living in Low Carbon Homes – Carol Maddock, Centre for Innovative Ageing, University of Swansea ~ @BuildingActive (opens new window); @ciaswansea (opens new window)
  • 16:50 - Our experience planning extra care housing to the PassiveHaus standards – Graham Robertson, Head of Development, Loreburn Housing Association ~ @LoreburnHA (opens new window)
  • 17:05 - Q&A and roundtable discussion
  • 17:30 - Chair summing up and close – Jeremy Porteus, CEO, Housing LIN ~ @HousingLIN (opens new window)


Please book your place using the 'book now' button. Attendees will be sent the ZOOM details before the event.

You will be asked to join the webinar 10 mins before the start time to allow for a prompt start.


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