Passivhaus Trust has published a piece on our latest Passivhaus project ‘Kintyre’ which has recently won a 2019 RIBA East and RIBA East Sustainability Award.
This project demonstrates how to design and build a Passivhaus as a contemporary English cottage. The client had outgrown their existing bungalow and they required an incredibly low-energy home that would cater for their current needs, whilst also preparing for the family to grow. The simple rectangular form and pitched roof, takes inspiration from the surrounding cottages and the property was timber-clad from top to bottom creating a crisp and cohesive finish.
This house includes state-of-the-art technologies and gadgets, such as multi-mode smart lighting, heat recovery units and thermal stores, an air source heat pump and PV panels. These were all designed holistically following a fabric first approach in order for the building to have the smallest possible impact on the environment.
To read the full article, please see here