Internal wall insulation – Passivhaus

Internal wall insulation - Passivhaus How can you express your undying devotion for the building in your life this Valentine’s week?

Whilst some will opt for showy expressions of affection, such as a new extension or bathroom refit, if you really want to make a … Read the rest

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Passivhaus Conference 2014 Report

passivhaus_conference_2014 It was great to see so many people at the Passivhaus Conference last week and we were delighted to talk to so many of you on our stand.

There were some fascinating themes that were coming up in discussions throughout … Read the rest

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Passivhaus Case Studies

100 Princedale Rd copyright Octavia Housing passivhaus retrofit Over the last few weeks we have looked at what the Passivhaus Standard is and why people are building to this standard.

Today the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 is taking place and will be looking at how Passivhaus can be … Read the rest

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6 Benefits of building to the Passivhaus Standard

Cropthorn Autonomous House Landscape 2 Passivhaus is a leading international low energy design standard which results in buildings with minimal heating requirements and high levels of insulation.

But what are the benefits of using this design standard? In this part of our series about the … Read the rest

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Passivhaus Retrofit and EnerPHit Standards

Lena Gardens Passivhaus retrofit Passivhaus standards, where buildings are constructed with high levels of insulation and low levels of heat loss, are not just used for new build projects; these standards can also be applied when refurbishing buildings or retro fitting buildings to create… Read the rest
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Achieving Passivhaus Status

Photo courtesy of Daniel Bobker at Thermal Inspections Ltd

Photo courtesy of Daniel Bobker at Thermal Inspections Ltd

In this part of our series of posts about the Passivhaus Standards we examine the exact requirements that are needed for a building to achieve Passivhaus status.

It seems appropriate that, … Read the rest

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The History of the Passivhaus Standard

Sampson Close, Passivhaus New Build History of Passivhaus

In this part of our series about Passivhaus Standards we take a brief look at how they have been developed over the last twenty five years to become the leading international low energy design standard.

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What is the Passivhaus Standard?

Highland Housing Passivhaus New Build As the leading international low-energy performance standard, attaining Passivhaus status is one of the most challenging but rewarding approaches to minimising a building’s energy usage.

In this weekly series of blog posts, building up to the Passivhaus Trust Conference in … Read the rest

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