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2012 Conference highlights the successful uptake of Passivhaus in the UK

2012 Conference highlights the successful uptake of Passivhaus in the UK

Feedback from occupants who have been living in a Passivhaus for 2-4 years now has been very positive and monitoring results reveal that the buildings are performing as designed, and even better in some cases.

16th November 2012

Wahroonga Passivhaus receives Certification

Wahroonga Passivhaus receives Certification

Wahroonga a private house in Ledbury, Herefordshire owned by Trust member Ruth Busbridge has recently received Passivhaus certification.

15th November 2012

Call for Passivhaus designers for Swedish Town Hall Design Competition

Call for Passivhaus designers for Swedish Town Hall Design Competition

Kiruna, Sweden's northernmost town, is currently being relocated and is looking for it to be built to the Passivhaus standard.

15th November 2012

Bushbury Hill Primary School and Hadlow RRC up for CIBSE Building Performance Award

Bushbury Hill Primary School and Hadlow RRC up for CIBSE Building Performance Award

Bushbury Hill Primary School by Architype and Hadlow RRC by Eurobuild have been shortlisted for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2013.

14th November 2012

Performance monitoring data for the UK's first cavity wall Passivhaus released

Performance monitoring data for the UK's first cavity wall Passivhaus released

Leeds Metropolitan University's Centre for the Built Environment has just completed a two year monitoring project on the pioneering Denby Dale Passivhaus, which has found that the cavity wall Passivhaus has performed well and within the expected Passivhaus parameters.

12th November 2012

Passive House Cost Project (PHCP) Cost Analysis Template now available at Bere Architects website

Passive House Cost Project (PHCP) Cost Analysis Template now available at Bere Architects website

The Passive House Cost Project (PHCP) will enable all cost data to be analysed in a consistent recognisable manner.

12th November 2012

Richmond Hill Primary School receives Passivhaus certification

Richmond Hill Primary School receives Passivhaus certification

Richmond Hill Primary School in Leeds is now the fifth certified Passivhaus school in the UK.

31st October 2012

'The Passivhaus Handbook' to be launched at UK Passivhaus Conference

'The Passivhaus Handbook' to be launched at UK Passivhaus Conference

Written by Trust members Janet Cotterell and Adam Dadeby the book gives a comprehensive overview of Passivhaus, the UK context and explores the potential pitfalls and misconceptions around the Passivhaus standard.

29th October 2012

10 most common PHPP mistakes

10 most common PHPP mistakes

WARM: Low energy pratice have compiled a list of top 10 most common (and significant) PHPP mistakes that they have come across during the process of certification.

26th October 2012

Bere Architects publish handy 'Airtightness Report'

Bere Architects publish handy 'Airtightness Report'

Bere Architects have published 'Airtightness Report' a handy guide that outlines practical guidance to achieve excellent levels of airtightness in Passivhaus building fabric.

25th October 2012

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