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Kirkburton Passivhaus: Heating & MVHR

MVHR layout for Kirkburton Passivhaus

Blog by Bill Butcher on the Kirkburton Passivhaus project, including decisions on the heating and MVHR and results of the project’s final airtightness test.

4th October 2019

Global Climate Strike 20/09/19: The world’s largest climate mobilisation

Bill Butcher Global Climate Strike Bangor

Green Building Store Directors and staff attended Global Climate Strike events in Huddersfield, Leeds, London and Bangor on Friday 20 September 2019, as part of the world’s largest climate mobilisation to date.

25th September 2019

Guest blog: Tips for a radical retrofit

Before and after photos of Paul Testa's own radical retrofit project

After carrying out an extensive retrofit of his own home, Paul Testa, from Paul Testa Architecture, discusses the benefits of retrofitting and the key things to consider before you start.

3rd September 2019

Heidelberg Passivhaus conference: Achieve Better Buildings May 2019

The Bahnstadt Heidelberg

Blog by Chris Herring, Green Building Store Director and Chair of the Passivhaus Trust, sharing lessons from the May 2019 conference looking at scaling up Passivhaus in response to the climate and environmental emergency.

7th May 2019

Passivhaus & the Climate Emergency

Building the Denby Dale Passivhaus: continuity of insulation in the roof space

Blog highlighting the fact that there are now no planning obstacles for local authorities in England to require Passivhaus standard and that local authorities can now set energy standards beyond Building Regulations.

25th February 2019

Kirkburton Passivhaus: Strategy for windows & to prevent overheating

Window wall junction detailing at Kirkburton Passivhaus

Read Bill Butcher’s blog on the Kirkburton Passivhaus newbuild project outlining the strategy for window installation at the project, as well as shading strategy to prevent overheating.

18th January 2019

Warmer homes: Lighting & heating

LED light bulb

As well as addressing the efficiency of the fabric of your home, another important way to reduce bills is to improve the efficiency of your lighting and heating systems.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Why is ventilation important?

Example of mould on wall

Blog outlining the importance of developing a ventilation strategy when undertaking a retrofit, looking at the various solutions available as the house becomes from airtight, from opening windows and extractor fans to MEV and MVHR ventilation systems.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Case studies

Warmer Homes options for Yorkshire terraced house

Blog outlining the different financial options for the energy efficient refurbishment of a typical West Yorkshire Victorian mid-terraced house and a 1940s semi-detached house.

4th January 2019

Warmer homes: Whole house plans

EnerPHit retrofit plan

Blog outlining the importance of developing a ‘whole house plan’ before you begin any refurbishment work.

4th January 2019

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