Passivhaus open days. 28th to 30th June 2019

Passivhaus open days: 28th to 30th June 2019

Twice a year Passivhaus buildings worldwide open their doors, welcoming visitors to experience Passivhaus first hand, and discover all about the participating projects. This summer, the International Passivhaus Open Days take place 28-30th June. The mid-year event offers the chance to experience the benefits of Passivhaus buildings in a different

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

Passivhaus: the route to zero carbon

How do we ensure zero carbon targets result in zero emission buildings? Many cities and regions want to adopt a zero carbon standard for new housing. There are clear imperatives to reduce the carbon emissions resulting from the built environment. However, we are currently not achieving any significant year-on-year reductions

Zero Energy Bills for what may be the UK’s Greenest Victorian Homes

Zero Energy Bills for what may be the UK’s Greenest Victorian Homes

Victorian townhouses in Manchester have become the first homes in Europe to achieve the world's toughest performance standards set by the renowned German Passivhaus Institute.   Featuring Nobel prize-winning super material graphene and a host of world first technologies, these 125 year old properties outperform 99.9% of new builds - a true

Passivhaus social housing development completes in Shropshire

Passivhaus social housing development completes in Shropshire

An exemplar Passivhaus residential scheme has been completed in Shropshire. A mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes have been handed over in Callaughtons Ash, Much Wenlock. These are comprised of 2 shared ownership and 10 homes for social rental. The highly sustainable development is an exemplar model for unlocking

Two New Passivhaus Schools Complete in Carmarthenshire

Two New Passivhaus Schools Complete in Carmarthenshire

A new way of delivering high quality schools is proving that investment in children’s wellbeing in Wales is paying off.   The £8.5m Ysgol Parc y Tywyn project (above) provides 350 school children from the Burry Port area with an outstanding new learning environment. The project is the second of two