Passivhaus or passive house Green Building Store

Passivhaus

Progression Passivhaus certified timber windows at Golcar Passivhaus

Developed in Germany in the 1990s, Passivhaus  (or ‘passive house’)  is a quality assured standard and methodology for low energy building, which can help create buildings which use around 90% less energy than standard UK buildings.

Key Passivhaus features

  • Super insulation
  • Stringent levels of airtightness
  • Minimal thermal bridging
  • Optimisation of passive solar gain
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

Building & renovating using the Passivhaus methodology

FREE Resources

  • Denby Dale Passivhaus project – the UK’s first cavity wall Passivhaus
  • Stirley Farm EnerPHit – innovative barn conversion for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to EnerPHit  (Passivhaus retrofit) standard.
  • Golcar Passivhaus – newbuild cavity wall Passivhaus,  with a few notable differences/ evolutions of the original detailing for Denby Dale.

 

Passivhaus suitable products & services

Products

Construction

Green Building Company – Award-winning builders of the Denby Dale Passivhaus. Passivhaus and ‘low carbon’ design, build and consultancy in the Huddersfield and West Yorkshire area.

Consultancy

Green Building Store offers a comprehensive range of consultancy services for building professionals to help projects meet low energy building standards.

Training

One-day intensive courses and site visits for building professionals and self-builders, giving a practical and technical guide into cavity wall Passivhaus construction techniques,

FREE CPDs on Passivhaus products and design.

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