PassivHaus erected in just 8 hours – video

Cumbria Passivehaus

Andrew Yeats from Eco Arc Passive House Architects has assisted Eden Insulation in making a short video which illustrates how the project team erected the structural timber frame of the 4 bedroom Kendal Passive House in one 8 hour day.   This included putting up all the 300mm deep I beam

PHPP design package gets update

Passive house Planning Package 9

The Passive House Institute has upgraded their tried and tested Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) tool for designing energy efficient buildings. This latest upgrade not only allows reliable calculation of the energy demand in accordance with internationally applicable criteria, it also takes into account energy generation on or near the

Passivhaus with flying colours!

The Passive House district of Bahnstadt in Heidelberg (Germany)

The Passivhaus (passive house) district of Bahnstadt in Heidelberg (Germany) has passed the acid test. According to a report on recent measurements, the energy efficiency values that the designers had strived for have been met in full. In 2014, the average consumption of 1260 households with a total living area

Disappointment with ‘Fixing the Foundations’

Last month the treasury announced the scrapping of the zero carbon building standards. The statement was presented within detailed documents, published as part of George Osborne's economic productivity drive called, ‘Fixing the Foundations.'   The plans have been received with a wave of disappointment from across the industry. Businesses throughout the UK

School wins ‘large project’ category of Passivhaus awards

Wilkinson primary school has scooped first prize in the prestigious UK Passivhaus Awards 2015.  Proof, if it was needed that Architype has a very successful history of delivering high quality designs at the cutting edge of sustainable architecture which  spans right across the building spectrum.  This particular commission was for the replacement of