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 estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich.   Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration Company, wholly owned by Norwich City Council, and will include a mixture of private and affordable housing. RG Carter

The Sustainability Centre to get ‘deep-green’ retrofit

The Sustainability Centre to get ‘deep-green’ retrofit

The Sustainability Centre has been providing community education and support for 21 years, with a special focus on environmental awareness and wellbeing.   Designed by Architype, The Sustainability Centre has been granted planning permission for their ‘New Learning Centre’ in the heart of the South Downs National Park.   With their ageing building

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