Whether your interest lies with developing a project that complies with the current Building Regulations fabric first approach or would like to develop a low carbon or Passivhaus project, we are here to help. Using the ‘Passivhaus Planning Package’ we can develop your residential or commercial project to comply with the design criteria set out by the Passivhaus institute.
A Passivhaus combines high level comfort with very low energy consumption. The most important principle of a Passivhaus is insulation applied continuously around the building envelope without thermal bridging. This significantly reduces heat loss, especially during winter. Internal surfaces are almost the same as the indoor air temperature due to the high levels of insulation. This leads to a very comfortable indoor climate and avoids damage caused by the humidity of indoor air.
We have been involved in the design and certification of both commercial and residential projects for a number of years. If Passivhaus certification is not for you then we are able to use the principals of design and methods of construction to develop a low carbon and sustainable project. Passivhaus sets the gold standard for energy efficiency and eliminated the need for traditional heating.
The high efficiency of a Passivhaus dramatically reduces Co2 emissions and reduces the demand on natural resources. The Passivhaus standard has been around for many years in Europe and has been tried and tested thousands of times. Recently more and more projects are being completed here in the UK with great success.
Airtight construction improves the comfort levels for the resident, significantly reduces heat loss. Most importantly this reduces the amount of energy used saving you money all year around. Buildings are smoke tested to check for air leakage, see our recent video above.
No need for fossil fuels, the building recycles heat using mechanical ventilation and heat recovery