Passivhaus & retrofit blog

Choppards Mill: Designing the Difference


Where comfort and energy efficiency thrive in every intricate detail of a radical retrofit project  Achieving the perfect balance between design, comfort, and energy efficiency is an art that promises …

10th October 2023

Supplier Profile Blog: SALDA


Green Building Store add to its MVHR supplier partners with SALDA UAB   We are delighted to announce that ventilation solutions provider SALDA UAB has joined our portfolio of industry-leading suppliers …

4th August 2023

Maximizing comfort and efficiency: Our guide to MVHR systems and cooling

Zehnder ComfoAir Q MVHR unit in situ

June 2023 was the hottest on record, and July has been a muggy month of storms so far. With several Summer weeks still to go and the schools about to …

19th July 2023

Sheepridge Passivhaus: A Passivhaus Self-build home fit for an Architect


Architect Jane Simpson has known Green Building Store’s founding director Bill Butcher for 29 years. So, a few years ago, when she and her husband, Paul Niven, decided to self-build …

14th July 2023

Clean Air Day: How clean is the air in our homes?

Air quality in our home matters

How to improve the quality of the air we breathe when we’re indoors and how MVHR can make your home healthier. Today is Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air …

15th June 2023

Sheepridge Passivhaus: Our in-house construction team’s final project

For fifteen years, Green Building Store has played a pioneering role in the story of Passivhaus building in the UK. From building the first UK traditional construction Passivhaus at Denby …

30th May 2023

Choppards Mill: Radical Retrofit


A radical retrofit to a three stories property constructed from sandstone and gritstone.

27th January 2023

Choppards Mill radical retrofit: Planning for a heat pump


How it all began This project is an unusual one for us in several respects. Usually, most of our building retrofit clients come to us and we discuss the merits …

4th November 2022

Green Building Store launches its most energy efficient windows and door range ever

Green Building Store's high performance windows and doors

November 4th, 2022 Today, low energy and Passivhaus experts, Green Building Store, has released its new range of windows and doors with its highest ever energy efficiency, airtightness, security and …

4th November 2022

Mill building office radical retrofit: Materials, Fittings and Furniture

This Summer, our MVHR team got a new home. Over the last five months, we have completed a radical retrofit of the Mill Building Unit, aka unit 4, at our …

20th September 2022

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