Passivhaus office for Swann Edwards Architecture Green Building Store

Passivhaus office for Swann Edwards Architecture

Swann Edwards Passivhaus Office with PROGRESSION windows
We’ve had no problems with the PROGRESSION windows and doors at all. They look really, really good. They’re helping make the office very comfortable and we’ve even experienced them frosting up on the outside! By early December, we still had not put the heating on in the office.

James Burton – Architect

We chose Green Building Store’s MVHR Design Service for our offices as we wanted to have a quiet and efficient heat recovery system and we had already worked with GBS on another project. We also liked the spiral wound steel ductwork that Green Building Store favours, both for its robustness and also appearance, especially as we are leaving the ductwork exposed in the offices.

James Burton – Architect

It has been fantastic working with Green Building Store. The company’s in-house Passivhaus Consultant Paul Smith has also helped us with our Therm calculations and the detailing of Compacfoam at door thresholds. We continue to specify Green Building Store on every Passivhaus project we work on.

James Burton – Architect

The insulated frame of the PROGRESSION windows worked well in the THERM calculations on the project and offered a better installation PSI value that those offered by alu-clad alternatives. We also liked the narrow sightlines and general performance of the windows.

James Burton – Architect

Swann Edwards Architecture has developed a newbuild Passivhaus certified 2 storey office,  with a floor area of 206.6m². The project draws inspiration from the agricultural buildings characteristic of its Fenland location and is Fenland’s first exemplar Passivhaus office project. The project joins less than a handful of certified Passivhaus offices in the UK.

Green Building Store’s PROGRESSION windows and doors were specified for the project and Green Building Store’s MVHR Design Service also designed, supplied and commissioned the Novus 450 MVHR system for the project.

Windows & doors

Green Building Store’s PROGRESSION windows and doors, with Uw value of 0.68 W/m2K, were chosen for the project.

James Burton, Architect & Director at Swann Edwards Architecture commented:

“ We’d come across Green Building Store products through contacts with Bill Butcher and Paul Smith. The insulated frame of the PROGRESSION windows worked well in the THERM calculations on the project and offered a better installation PSI value that those offered by alu-clad alternatives. We also liked the narrow sightlines and general performance of the windows.

We’ve had no problems with the PROGRESSION windows and doors at all. They look really, really good. They’re helping make the office very comfortable and we’ve even experienced them frosting up on the outside! By early December, we still had not put the heating on in the office.”

MVHR

A PAUL Novus 450 MVHR system, designed, supplied and commissioned by Green Building Store, was specified for the project. All ductwork for the system is exposed in the office and the MVHR unit itself is located next to the office reception.

James Burton added: “We chose Green Building Store’s MVHR Design Service for our offices as we wanted to have a quiet and efficient heat recovery system and we had already worked with GBS on another project. We also liked the spiral wound steel ductwork that Green Building Store favours, both for its robustness and also appearance, especially as we are leaving the ductwork  exposed in the offices.”

Green Building Store

James Burton also commented on his overall experience of Green Building Store: “It has been fantastic working with Green Building Store. The company’s in-house Passivhaus Consultant Paul Smith has also helped us with our Therm calculations and the detailing of Compacfoam at door thresholds. We continue to specify Green Building Store on every Passivhaus project we work on”.

 

More information

Swann Edwards Architecture Limited Tel: 01945 450694 [email protected] www.swannedwards.co.uk

1st May 2018

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