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

Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

Green housing boosts Bristol’s carbon drive

Work has started on a green housing initiative that supports Bristol’s drive to be a carbon neutral city by 2030.   The 50 affordable homes in Shaldon Road are being constructed to PassivHaus principles, delivering high levels of energy efficiency and environmental enhancement.   The two, three and four bedroomed properties, which

Bicester’s Eco Business Centre scoops award for planning innovation

Bicester’s Eco Business Centre scoops award for planning innovation

Bicester’s newest office and coworking space has been commended by industry experts for planning excellence. The Eco Business Centre, in North West Bicester, was developed by Cherwell District Council and is an exemplar in sustainability. It is zero carbon and is the first non-residential Passivhaus Plus building in the UK,

Passivhaus open days

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