Passive Energy Houses are designed to operate without the need for an “active” heating system

276 xmas image crop 5x8Their design and construction is such that the occupants can live comfortably without the need to operate any conventional heating (or cooling) equipment. Any power required to control the home environment is offset by the energy savings achieved.

The European Parliament has voted for Passivhaus standards to become law and Passivhaus standards will be incorporated in the UK Regulations proposed for 2016. The principles of Passive Energy construction are:-

  • Locate and orientate the building to optimise use of natural resources.
  • Design the building envelope to minimise energy loss.
  • Make use of thermal mass within the building to stabilise the environment.
  • Utilise energy from exhausted air to pre-condition fresh incoming air.
  • Ensure workmanship is to a high standard to achieve full specification performance.

Recent Case Studies

Hands-on Low Energy House – Inverness - Anthony Hadley designed and built his own Low Energy Home in the north of Scotland, adopting many of the principles of passivhaus design. He carried out most of the construction…
Eco-Development at The Edge Lincoln - The Eco-Development at The Edge, Lincoln is unique and features stunning energy-efficient homes in a rural setting.They are situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Showground near the cathedral City of…
Low energy homes, Northern coast of Scotland - On the northern coast of Scotland, not far from John O’ Groats, this low energy home is very well insulated against exposed weather conditions. Architect: Campbell Ross Architecture & Design…

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