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Kirkburton Passivhaus: Making Passivhaus cost-effective

Kirkburton Passivhaus Floor detail

Blog on our latest newbuild Passivhaus project in the Kirkburton area of Huddersfield. The project is a further evolution of our cavity wall Passivhaus projects at Denby Dale and Golcar. As our knowledge and experience has grown, we’re tweaking our techniques and simplifying detailing to help with ‘value engineering’ and keeping the project on budget.

23rd August 2018

Why loft hatches matter

Thermal image of an uninsulated loft hatch

Loft hatches are often ignored during energy efficient renovations and retrofits. Blog outlining the importance of getting airtightness and insulation right around loft hatches.

18th July 2018

MVHR DOs & DON’Ts: Ducting

MVHR and ducting at Golcar Passivhaus

Blog outlining why Green Building Store’s MVHR Design service prefers rigid spiral wound steel ducting for its MVHR heat recovery ventilation systems.

13th June 2018

Understanding windows: U values, Psi values & g values

U values Psi values windows

Blog from Green Building Store Director Chris Herring helping understand some fundamental principles of window performance.

2nd May 2018

Guest blog: Leaky Loos & how to stop them

Do you have a leaky loo?

SaveWater South East outline recent research on the growing awareness of the ‘Leaky Loos’ phenomenon and suggest ways to reduce water wastage from leaky loos.

16th March 2018

Reflections on the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference

IPHA meeting at International Passivhaus Conference 2018

Blog on #iphc18 conference in Munich featuring the lowering cost of Passivhaus, the exponential growth of Passivhaus in China, climate change and much more.

14th March 2018

Guest blog: Training for retrofits

Carbon Coop Retrofit Training

The importance for retrofit training – one builder describes how Carbon Coop training helped him get to grips with undertaking energy efficient retrofits.

12th March 2018

MVHR DOs & DON’Ts: Where to locate MVHR units

Novus 300 at Golcar Passivhaus

Blog outlining the key factors to consider when choosing the location of your MVHR unit, including our recommendations for the ideal MVHR location.

27th February 2018

MVHR DOs & DON’Ts: Joists and ductwork

Blog highlighting the importance of timing and sequencing when designing and installing MVHR ducting into joists.

12th February 2018

Windows…not as simple as they seem

PROGRESSION windows at Vowchurch Passivhaus

The first in a series of blogs from our Director and windows technical expert, Chris Herring,

19th January 2018
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