The focus is on new-build design and construction solutions for compliance with H1 Energy efficiency, using the current 5th edition amendment 1 of Acceptable Solution H1/AS1 and Verification Method H1/VM1. These relate to the energy efficiency of all housing, plus other buildings up to 300 m².We will cover design and construction options for both compliant and beyond-Code solutions, for roofs, walls, floors and exterior joinery of stand-alone housing, as well as apartments and terrace housing. The challenges and fundamentals of compliant assemblies will also be discussed.
Participants will also be able ask questions and discuss their challenges in interactive sessions throughout the day.
Topics and solutions will cover:
A case study will look at the application of the schedule, calculation and modelling methods for demonstrating compliance. This will include the options available and performance differences possible when applying the different methodologies to a building design.
Discussions around the issues currently identified with H1-compliant design and construction will be incorporated and solutions identified where possible. For example:
There will be opportunities for participants to raise specific situations and for these to be discussed.
Note that the workshops will focus on challenges and solutions and will therefore not be going over the new requirements of H1 in detail. For information about the new requirements, see these resources: