Posts Tagged "certification"

ChesterBalmore

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

ChesterBalmore

Our role Passivhaus Certification Passivhaus consultancy   The project: 53 flats and maisonettes – 26 private, 4 intermediate, and 23 affordable   Our focus: Our role has extended beyond the confines of pure Certification, we provided initial design advice to the team, attended site regularly during construction, helped to fault find and made suggestions for improvements. We also wrote a clear occupant handbook and visited occupants to help them to use their home efficiently.   The team: Client: Camden Council Architect: Rick Mather Architects / Architype Main contractor: Willmott...

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Ford Close

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

Ford Close

Our role: Passivhaus consultancy Mechanical services design Co-heating test Post occupancy monitoring & occupant support   The project: 20 social houses in rural Cornwall completed in 2011.  Passivhaus was chosen because there was no gas on the site, and the housing association had very poor experience with heat pumps.   Our focus: This was our first significant Passivhaus scheme, we provided consultancy from concept through to completion on the building fabric.    We undertook the mechanical services design, which relied heavily on electricity for heating and hot water (plus solar thermal).  Using electricity to heat meant achieving Passivhaus was critical, and we focused particularly on reducing losses from the hot water system.  We were particularly keen to see how the buildings actually performed so undertook a co-heating test on two of the dwellings.  This was one of the first such tests on a Passivhaus development.   In addition, for the whole site we took hourly data on room temperatures, humidity in addition to energy use for heating, hot water and small power.  We also carried out regular interviews with the occupants.  The results have been very interesting and fed through to our work in numerous ways from lobbying PHI regarding internal heat gains to improvements in our ventilation commissioning.    The team: Client: Aster Group Architect:Mitchell Architects  Certification by Co-create...

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Richmond Hill School

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Richmond Hill School

Richmond Hill School

Our role Passivhaus Certification Passivhaus consultancy The project: This is the largest and most complex of the Passivhaus schools we have been involved in, completed in 2012 it is located in Leeds.    Our focus: Further to our research into the application of Passivhaus in UK schools and our experience at Montgomery school we provided expert support to the design and construction team, as well as certifying the project.   The team: Client:Leeds City Council Architect/PH designer:Space Group Contractor: Interserve 2012 – This is the largest and most complex of the Passivhaus schools. It achieved an outstanding airtightness result of 0.25ach @50Pa.  We provided design advice as well as...

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Montgomery Primary School

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Projects | Comments Off on Montgomery Primary School

Montgomery Primary School

Our role Passivhaus consultancy Passivhaus Certification The project: A new primary school in Exeter Our focus: Certified in early 2012, along with the Wolverhampton schools, Montgomery was one of the first three Passivhaus schools in the UK. Building Magazine has released an article on the school: The school won the New build Project of the Year at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2014   The team: The client is Exeter City Council, the architects are NPS Exeter and the contractor is BAM Construction...

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Bryce Lodge

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Projects | Comments Off on Bryce Lodge

Bryce Lodge

Our role: Passivhaus consultancy Mechanical services design   The project: 12 social houses in Horsham, completed in 2012.    Our focus: Following the success for Ford Close we helped in providing Passivhaus support. We helped to develop the SIP system from Innovare, and worked on building layouts, glazing distribution and shading. Heating was provided by a gas boiler with solar thermal for hot water.   The team: Client: Saxon Weald Architect:MH architects Contractor: Osborne  Certification by Co-create...

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