passivhaus

ok, so what is it ?


the passivhaus standard, first established by building physicists in germany some 25 years ago, has been rigorously tested + refined since then


adopted internationally by forward-looking designers and clients, it is now being used for a wide range of buildings - from houses to schools + from new-build to refurbishment.


in the UK, it is still in the ‘early-adopter’ phase - with hundreds of buildings completed here, whilst thousands have been completed on the continent

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<<< a clear explanation of passivhaus principles applied at the early exemplar Denby Dale house designed by Derrie O’Sullivan, built by the green building store,

who offer loads of information and products. ref: DenbyDaleFactsheet.pdf + GuardianDenbyDale.pdf


and living proof below that PH does not equal soul-less...

a norfolk social housing PH scheme by parsons whitley