Monday, March 7, 2011

Reflections on EcoBuild 2011

Just returned from excellent EcoBuild 2011, held this year in the massive ExCel Conference Centre in London. The interest in Passive House design and construction has really exploded this year and it was a constant theme throughout all the displays, seminars and conference presentations. The highlight was the presence of the man himself, Wolfgang Feist, who gave an overview of the international development of the passive house concept on Thursday.

Adam Tilford from the BRE outlined the background to the development of 22 new UK climate data sets, which highlighted the importance of considering the micro climates that exist in the UK (and Ireland). These datasets are due for release (free of charge!) in the next month or so. The BRE also managed to get an interview with Professor Feist after his presentation.