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Golcar Passivhaus: UK Passivhaus Awards Finalist

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016

Blog sharing airtightness testing and final certification figures on the Golcar Passivhaus project, including client feedback and monitoring plans.

20th July 2016

Airtight homes & air quality: Missing the point

Green Building Store PERFORMANCE triple glazed timber inward opening windows

There have been a few articles in the media recently about modern airtight houses causing bad indoor air quality (IAQ). We find this misleading.

19th June 2016

Lower Royd radical retrofit: Background

Lower Royd retrofit

Blog introducing our new deep ‘whole house’ refurbishment of a Yorkshire farmhouse & barn using innovative internal wall insulation (IWI) techniques.

8th June 2016

Ensuring good operation of MVHR systems

Graph from Characteristics and performance of MVHR systems. A meta study of MVHR systems used in the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation Programme

Blog looking at improving MVHR heat recovery ventilation systems in operation and how poor maintenance programmes can impact on the performance.

16th May 2016

Forwards not backwards on climate

Forwards not backwards march Leeds May 7 2016

Green Building Store Director Chris Herring calls for strong Government support for energy efficiency, including Passivhaus and deep retrofit.

11th May 2016

20th International Passivhaus Conference 2016

Passivhaus Darmstadt

Chris Herring shares his reflections on the 20th International Passive House Conference, Darmstadt, April 2016.

25th April 2016

Cumberworth radical retrofit: It’s a wrap!

Conservatory outside thermal envelope at Cumberworth radical retrofit

Blog on completion of our radical ‘whole house’ retrofit project. The final airtightness test prompts changes to our wood burning stove specification.

9th March 2016

Cumberworth radical retrofit: Roof, heating & MVHR strategies

Cumberworth retrofit Pro Clima Solitex windtightness barrier plus rooflights

Bill’s latest blog on the Cumberworth radical retrofit covering the insulation and airtightness strategy for the roof and also heating and ventilation strategies.

22nd January 2016

Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on

Denby Dale Passivhaus at dusk

“It’s been and continues to be a fascinating and rewarding learning experience over the last five years. We are convinced that Passivhaus will continue to grow because it is a WIN WIN WIN situation.” Geoff and Kate Tunstall report on life in the Denby Dale Passivhaus five years on.

21st September 2015

Cumberworth radical retrofit: Ground floor and intermediate floors

Parging between intermediate floors at Cumberworth radical retrofit

Bill Butcher explains detailing for ground and intermediate floors at the retrofit project., including airtightness and thermal bridging strategies.

24th June 2015

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