Solid walled victorian townhouse (1869) being extended and refurbished to near CLP Step 2 / Passivhaus levels of energy performance. By applying the principles and methodologies of the AECB CarbonLite programme, the whole house CO2 emissions for heat and power should be reduced by 80 to 85% compared to the average measured performance of a typical UK house of the same size. See projects section for snapshots of work in progress and project article for download.
- The European Passive House Network Project (PASS-NET). Dissemination, promotion and public open days
- The Old Home Super Home Project (Link). Dissemination, promotion and public open days. Currently there are 25 houses in the Superhomes Network (being run by the Sustainable Energy Academy) and the National Energy Foundation. Dissemination, promotion and public open days
- Two Leeds Metropolitan University projects working in conjunction with the AECB: The 'Sustainable Housing Construction Learning Zone' and the 'Low Carbon Housing Learning Zone' (Centre for the Built Environment - Buildings and Sustainability Group). Dissemination and promotion
- The Passivhaus Institut. Dissemination and public open days (in conjunction with PASS-NET project)
We would expect this project to stand out for both its rigorous design and also its excellent and affordable build quality - combined with a modest construction budget.
Current sponsors for the project are:
Knauf Insulation: air pressure testing and all roof insulation material (Crown rafter roll 32) and Larsen Truss timber wall system insulation (Dritherm 37)
Internorm: discount on triple glazed Edition windows
Permarock (discount on external wall rendered insulation system)
East Midlands Insulation (water pipe insulation)
Green Building Store (discount on MVHR system)
City Roofs (green roof)
Jablite (discount on underfloor insulation)