The Passivhaus Hub was created in 2011 to encourage professionals in the construction sector and client groups to learn more about passive design using sustainable materials, with Ecomerchant being a founder member sponsoring events over the last year. The Passivhaus Hub offered to construct a new display section of a building at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon to broaden the activities of the organisation, to include self builders and to support the Centre’s desire to upgrade and replace displays in their educational tour.
Ecomerchant has contributed to the building of a new Passivhaus Hub stand which will be used for technical talks on detailing to passive standards using sustainable building materials. The original design was created by Paul Mallion of Conker Conservation Ltd., who is a certified Passivhaus designer. Product contributors include Ecomerchant, Steico, Lime Green, Weinerberger, Pro Clima, Vrogum and Black Mountain. The stand can be viewed during the Centre’s normal opening times, or by prior appointment Ecomerchant can organise a brief walking tour. For more details about designing to passive standards with sustainable materials contact Paul at Conker Conservation.
Andrew Pocock, Ecomerchant’s technical manager (pictured right) explaining passive detailing and sustainable materials to visitors at the recent Self Build exhibition.