Founder of Passivhaus visits homes
By poppy_smith | Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 20:38
A regeneration project using the innovative Passivhaus standard to build super-insulated homes was visited on 6 February by the founder of Passivhaus.
Professor Wolfgang Feist visited the Chester Balmore site -where 53 homes are currently under construction - to see how the UKs largest residential development to use Passivhaus is progressing. Professor Feist developed the concept with Professor Bo Adamson, originating on a housing project in 1988, and it is now widely used across the world.
The homes are being built to the extremely high environmental standards that Passivhaus demands, and will achieve a minimum of 75% reduction in heating requirements compared to standard practices for new build homes in the UK.
They will be exceptionally insulated and airtight so that minimum energy is required to keep residents warm or cool.