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Passivhaus open days 2016

Huddersfield Passivhaus Open Days

Passivhaus Insitut logoThis year there will be a chance to look around three Passivhaus projects in the Huddersfield area of West Yorkshire during the International Passivhaus Open Days on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2016, representing both newbuild and retrofit low energy building approaches. Green Building Store’s pioneering Denby Dale Passivhaus will once again be opening its doors, as will the UK Passivhaus Award Finalist  Golcar Passivhaus newbuild project. There will also be a chance to visit the multi award-winning Passivhaus retrofit Cre8 barn project at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Stirley Community Farm. All projects will offer visitors interesting insights into Passivhaus construction and retrofit techniques.

Denby Dale Passivhaus – booking required

Denby dale passivhaus green building store

The Denby Dale Passivhaus is a domestic newbuild  property which has been occupied for over five years. It was the first Passivhaus in the UK to be built using traditional British cavity wall construction techniques. The construction team have shared original design detailing developed for the project to the wider construction industry and public, through a range of technical films and resources.

Booking required and spaces are limited

Timeslots (available on the Friday + Saturday):

  • 11am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 4pm

Light refreshments will be served, in exchange for donations to the charity WaterAid. Please note: Visitors will be asked to remove their shoes inside the house.

To book a timeslot, please contact: Chayley Collis or Camilla Govan, Green Building Store Tel: 01484 461705/ 0798 3355955

Golcar Passivhaus – booking required

Golcar passivhaus

The Golcar Passivhaus is a newbuild cavity wall construction 250m2 three storey 3 bed house which has been designed and built by Green Building Store and is aiming for Passivhaus certification. It is mostly rectangular in form with a small kink in it and a bay window. It follows many of the design details of Green Building Store’s first cavity wall Passivhaus – the Denby Dale Passivhaus – but with a few notable differences/ evolutions of the original detailing. The project was a UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Finalist. The house was completed in summer 2015 and is now occupied.

Booking required and spaces are limited

Timeslots (available on the Friday + Saturday):

  • 10am
  • 11am
  • 12 noon
  • 2pm
  • 3pm

Light refreshments will be available, in exchange for a charitable donation.   Please note: Visitors will be asked to remove their shoes inside the house. Not suitable for children under the age of 10.

To book a timeslot, please contact: Chayley Collis, Green Building Store Tel: 0798 3355955 Please note: LATE BOOKINGS MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE

Cre8 Barn, Stirley Farm EnerPHit – Saturday only (no booking required)

Cre8 Barn exteriorYorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Cre8 Barn project at Stirley Community Farm near Huddersfield has involved the pioneering low energy retrofit of a derelict cow byre into an eco exemplar educational centre and space. The multi award-winning project has been certified as meeting the exacting EnerPHit standard (a variation of the low energy Passivhaus standard, specifically designed for retrofits).

The Cre8 Barn will be open on Saturday 12 November between 11am – 4pm offering Passivhaus-themed talks, film screenings and children’s activities throughout the day. Refreshments (eg teas & coffees and cakes) also available, with donations to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Programme of talks & film screenings

11.00 Introduction to Passivhaus

11.30 Passivhaus film screenings

12 noon Newbuild Passivhaus projects – case studies

12.30 Passivhaus approaches to retrofit – case studies

13.00 Introduction to Passivhaus

13.30 Passivhaus film screenings

14.00 Newbuild Passivhaus projects – case studies

14.30 Passivhaus approaches to retrofit – case studies

15.00 Introduction to Passivhaus

15.30 What is MVHR?


Directions to Stirley Community Farm




Green Building Store Showroom

Green Building Store Huddersfield timber window door showroom

A range of Green Building Store high performance triple glazed timber windows and MVHR systems, suitable for Passivhaus projects, will be on display at Green Building Store’s HQ at Heath House Mill,  Golcar, which is located nearby the Passivhaus projects.

Opening times

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 11am – 5pm

How to find us

Passivhaus Open Days – UK and worldwide

The open days are part of an annual International Passivhaus open day scheme, which allows people to experience the quality and comfort of Passivhaus buildings for themselves. Many other Passivhaus buildings will be open throughout the UK.

13th September 2016

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