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Intake Location Calculation

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in news | Comments Off

Intake Location Calculation

On many projects we need to decide how close we can locate an air intake to a polluting exhaust or boiler flue. This workbook is for calculating the minimum recommended distances between intake and exhaust openings and boiler flues using the equation provided in ‘Annex A of BS EN 13779 Ventilation for non-residential buildings-Performance requirements for ventilation and room-conditioning systems’. Note that this calculation does not take into account directional louvres. Click to download: Intake Location Calculation Workbook...

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Bodmin Road

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off

Bodmin Road

Our role: Passivhaus consultancy   The project: Bodmin Road will provide 72 homes (6 of which are flats, the rest two storey houses) on a brownfield site in Plymouth. The scheme is due to go to Planning by the end of November 2015.   Our focus: We have developed simple services with the focus on designing for install, commissioning and use. As Passivhaus consultants our input has been most notable on the glazing design, where we have helped balance heat loss, overheating risk and daylight design.   The team: The client is Plymouth Community Homes the architects are Mitchell...

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Agar grove

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off

Agar grove

Our role Passivhaus Certification   The project: ~350 dwellings over a number of blocks. Initially 35 flats in a single block.   Our focus: The larger site at Agar poses many different problems in comparison to low rise dwellings, for example the mechanical services design becomes critical and thermal bridging can be much more significant.   As well as certifying this project we have provided training for the design teams, given initial advice on buildability and thermal performance, and are looking forward to significant site presence.   The team Client: Camden Council Architect: Hawkins...

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Admirals Hard

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off

Admirals Hard

Our role Passivhaus consultancy + design services (refurbishment) Mechanical services design On-site project management Post occupancy monitoring   The project: An office above a newsagent’s in Plymouth, originally built in the 1950s. Although the entire building was treated to a thermal performance upgrade, only the office is EnerPHit certified. Our focus: This is the latest in string of low-energy development projects by WARM homes.  As it is our own office and we wanted to be as involved as possible throughout the process. We undertook all the major design work, we had a significant site...

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Mill Road

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off

Mill Road

Our role: Mechanical services design Passivhaus consultancy The project: Social housing development of 13 dwellings comprising of 13 houses and 2 flats in Bedfordshire.   Our focus: We have provided pre planning advice, particularly focusing on reducing risk of overheating and increasing buildability.   The team: Client : Hastoe Group Architect:...

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