With the amount of organisations out there offering ‘energy audits’ or ‘energy assessments’ these days, particularly since the demise of the Government’s Green Deal scheme, it can be difficult to know where to start looking if you’re a homeowner. While we are yet to come across a service that offers the value of our own […]
Way back in September 2013 we posted a piece comparing our demo house to Passivhaus and Enerphit. I’ve provided updated figures here based on our actual bills for 2014: The figures pretty much speak for themselves. Remember, we didn’t follow Passivhaus, we just followed sensible principles, worked out the cost effective solutions applicable to our house, […]
We thought it would be interesting to work up a quick graphic of where we’ve carried out our award winning Home Energy Masterplan service throughout the UK. The image below shows the location of all Masterplan assessments carried out since 2005 based on postcode. You’ll spot some patterns, for example, the fact that we get […]
Whilst we support many of the underlying principle of Passivhaus design, we don’t believe that Passivhaus principle and design are the most suitable approach to retrofitting most of the UK’s buildings. Essentially this is for the following reasons: – Passivhaus compared to best practice standard eco renovation means lower gas and higher electricity loads due […]
I’ve also added the project to the Low energy building database where it compares very well to other buildings – check out the actual figures compared to Passivhaus houses (in warmer years).