Posts Tagged "design"

The Nokes

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

The Nokes

Our role Mechanical services design (detailed design) The project: 9 social housing flats in a single block in Hemel Hempstead. Our focus: We designed central systems to provide ventilation and baseload heating and hot water without the need for billing.    We took particular care in designing the distribution to ensure that heat losses were minimised to save energy and also reduce the overheating risk.   We also designed the controls and user information to be as simple as possible for occupant use.   The team: Client: Dacorum Borough Council Architect/Passivhaus Designer: Chambers Goodwin and Partners Contractor:Sandwood.  Certifier: BRE...

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Rainham

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Rainham

Our role Passivhaus consultancy Mechanical services design – pre-planning Daylight & sunlight modelling, planning energy reports The project: 51 social (affordable rental) homes comprising 34 houses in 3 terraces and 17 flats in one apartment block located in Rainham, Havering. Our focus: The aim was to make the form as simple as possible to ensure Passivhaus was easily achievable. We provided Passivhaus design support from concept to completion including thermal bridge modelling, airtightness training, ventilation commissioning support and user guides. We successfully negotiated Passivhaus Certification in lieu of the 15% renewables obligation that the planning authority required.  The team:  The client/contractor is Climate Energy Homes for Circle Housing and Old Ford, The architects are MaccreanorLavington/ BDG Design .  Certification by Co-create  ...

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ChesterBalmore

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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

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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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