Tag: passivhaus

Largest Passivhaus affordable housing scheme in the North West completes

Greenhaus – the largest Passivhaus Classic certified development in the North West – has completed, bringing 96 affordable homes to Chapel Street in Salford.

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Loughborough expansion achieves Passivhaus

A sports pavilion on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park has achieved Passivhaus Classic accreditation. Occupants of the SportPark Pavilion 4  can reduce their carbon footprint thanks to triple glazed windows that can be opened, an enhanced thermal efficient airtight building fabric, external solar shading and a highly efficient heat and ventilation system. Going beyond […]

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Passivhaus health centre confirms low energy use

The UK’s first Passivhaus health centre has confirmed low energy use after its first year in operation. Community Health Partnership‘s Foleshill Health Centre in Coventry was designed to use 26,120kWh and in its first year (Aug 21-Jul 22) the actual consumption was 26,291kWh, this equates to 42kWh/m2 GIA. This is just 22% of a traditionally constructed […]

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Energy-efficient council housing delivered in Cardiff

Residents in Cardiff have moved into their new energy-efficient council homes – part of a wider 1,500-home Cardiff Living scheme being delivered with Wates Residential. The council scheme, which was awarded an Innovative Housing programme grant of £1.8m from Welsh Government, consists of 30 one and two-bed flats for rent from the council and 12 […]

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Passivhaus school approved in West Sussex

West Sussex County Council and co-applicant Homes England’s plans to create a zero-carbon school have been approved by Mid Sussex District Council’s planning committee. The school will generate its own renewable energy on site and aims to be the first school in West Sussex to achieve Passivhaus certification. The school will be created at Homes […]

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Passivhaus report reveals 10-year performance

A ten-year assessment of the performance of the UK’s first rural affordable Passivhaus scheme has found that it continues to meet expectations and perform as designed. The 14 homes built in 2011 in Wimbish, Essex, have been assessed to ensure they are still performing as expected – and the results showed that they continue to […]

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Shropshire school wins Net Zero award

Shropshire Council, Read Construction Holdings Ltd and PSG (Shropshire Council’s Property Services Group) have won a national award for its carbon neutral teaching hub at Meole Brace School. The project, designed by PSG and awarded to Read Construction Holdings Ltd, is a two-storey building that will form the RE teaching ‘hub’ for the school, with […]

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Passivhaus council housing project starts in Midlothian

Midlothian Council is building 182 council homes to the Passivhaus building standard. Hardies Property & Construction Consultants is working with the council on the project, providing project management and quantity surveying services. Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Stephen Curran said: “I am very proud to say Midlothian Council is at the forefront of making sure […]

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Campaign to promote the importance of energy efficient buildings

Earlier this year, the International Passive House Association introduced a campaign to highlight the importance of energy efficiency. Called Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy, the campaign is using the hashtag #EfficiencyFirst and aims to demonstrate that energy-efficient buildings provide a comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment. Currently, 35 % of global energy consumption stems from […]

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Passivhaus social housing development approved for Hanover

Scottish housing association Hanover has received planning approval from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park for its first social housing development to be built to Passivhaus standards. The Drymen development will consist of 15 affordable homes, replacing the original Drymen housing. Buildings built to Passivhaus standards use up to 90% less energy for heating […]

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Cambridge becoming Passivhaus student digs hotspot

Building work is due to start in February on the new Passivhaus development at Lucy Cavendish College, providing much-needed facilities for the growing college community. Aiming for Passivhaus, the new building will house both undergraduate and postgraduate students and facilitate integration across an increasingly diverse student body, fostering an engaged, inclusive, and welcoming community. The […]

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World’s largest Passivhaus student accommodation planned for Bristol

The University of the West of England (UWE) Covering approximately 65,000m2  and providing 2250 new student residences, a phased development at the University of the West of England (UWE) would become the largest Passivhaus student accommodation in the world. The scheme will start on site in 2021 with the first phase completed by the 2023 […]

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