Posts Tagged "monitoring"

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

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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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Trinity Court

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Projects | Comments Off on Trinity Court

Trinity Court

Our role: Passivhaus Certification Post occupancy monitoring   The project: 3 social housing dwellings in Somerset.    Our focus: We certified these buildings in 2013 and following occupation undertook detailed monitoring of gas, water, electricity, temperature, heating and hot water over a 2-year period.  The results have been invaluable in our understanding of how Passivhaus dwellings are used.   The team: Client:Yarlington Housing Group Architect: B3 Architecture Main contractor:...

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Sulgrave Gardens

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Projects | Comments Off on Sulgrave Gardens

Sulgrave Gardens

Our role: Passivhaus Certification   The project: 18 mixed tenure dwellings in London completed in 2012 (plus a further 12 that were close to meeting Passivhaus)   Our focus: The team was relatively inexperienced so in addition to certification we provided support on all aspects, from how to apply PHPP to a larger site to what to look for on site.  Once completed we also helped with fault finding and remedial work to ensure the occupants got the best out of the project.   The team: Client:Octavia Housing Architect: Cartwright Pickard                  ...

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