Golcar Passivhaus: MVHR & heating

Golcar Passivhaus UK Passivhaus Award 2016 finalist

Bill Butcher looks at ways in which we dealt with the heating and MVHR strategy at Golcar Passivhaus, building on lessons learnt at the Denby Dale Passivhaus project.

19th January 2015

Cumberworth radical retrofit: ‘whole house’ retrofit for ‘hard-to-heat’ house

Conservatory outside thermal envelope at Cumberworth radical retrofit

Whole house retrofit for a ‘hard to heat’ property, designed using Passivhaus Planning Package

25th November 2014

Golcar Passivhaus: The roof

Rooflight at Golcar Passivhaus

Blog outlining the insulation & airtightness strategy for the warm ‘cathedral’ roof at the Golcar Passivhaus project, including rooflight strategy.

17th July 2014

Golcar Passivhaus: Windows & doors

Progression Passivhaus certified timber window at Golcar Passivhaus

Blog looking at the window and door detailing at the Golcar newbuild Passivhaus project, including measures to improve airtightness and thermal bridging.

9th June 2014

Golcar Passivhaus: Ground floor & foundations

Golcar Passivhaus ground floor and foundations detailing. Copyright Green Building Store 2014

Blog looking at the insulation and airtightness strategies used for the ground floor detailing at the Golcar Passivhaus cavity wall newbuild project.

9th May 2014

International Passive House Conference 2014, Aachen Germany

Cre8 Barn at Stirley Community Farm at dusk

Presentation at the 2014 International Passive House conference entitled: “EnerPHit barn conversion: achieving high thermal performance & structural stability”.

29th April 2014

Stirley Farm EnerPHit : Completion!

Cre8 Barn interior with MVHR systems and ducting

Blog sharing on the Stirley Farm EnerPHit project sharing fiinal airtightness results plus thoughts and reflections on the EnerPHit passivhaus retrofit standard.

3rd March 2014

The Golcar Passivhaus – Denby Dale Passivhaus mark 2!

Golcar Passivhaus under construction

Blog on the Golcar Passivhaus newbuild cavity wall 3 bed house, which follows many of the design details of our first cavity wall Passivhaus – the Denby Dale Passivhaus – but with a few notable evolutions of the original detailing.

24th February 2014

Passivhaus open days 2013

Denby Dale Passivhaus open day 2013

Blog on the Huddersfield 2013 passive house open days, looking at the growth and breadth of interest in the Passivhaus low energy standard.

11th November 2013

Stirley Farm EnerPHit: Heating, ventilation & lighting strategies

Underfloor heating at Cumberworth radical retrofit

Blog outlining the MVHR heat recovery ventilation, heating and lighting strategies at Cre8 Barn, Stirley Farm EnerPHit Passivhaus retrofit project.

3rd October 2013

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