First UK Passivhaus to be built with cavity wall construction. • Design & build project led by Green Building Store. • Denby Dale, West Yorkshire • Private. The Case Study I have chosen is the Denby Dale Passivhaus. The rationale behind this decision was mainly due to the wealth of resources provided. Design Case Study. Denby Dale Passivhaus was built for a private client who wanted a three bedroom detached house, built to a strict budget of £, on an.

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Although not a requirement of Passivhaus design, addressing thermal bypass — by reducing air movement through or around insulation — is becoming good building practice. Products used in this project.

If we do this, society wins, the people who live in it win, the housing stock wins and the planet wins. Every time a Passivhaus is built you get a mushrooming of expertise and a mushrooming of understanding and knowledge. Has progress been made? We have always said that we wanted to make the Denby Dale Passivhaus available to visitors as a resource.

In addition to its thermal performance glass mineral wool also has other sustainable features. We like to hope that those visits have helped people on their Passivhaus journey, just as were we helped when we first visited Passivhaus homes in Austria. We use cookies on our website.

Where did you hear about us? Maximising airtightness Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0.

Do you have a story to tell? The incoming air is blown past the outgoing air and is used to heat the incoming air. Now we need 18… 9 days ago. Cookies This site uses cookies: Bill Butcher – Green Building Company.

He immediately removed the grille and the system worked fine. The way forward Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency.


Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

The data you submit will be solely used by Green Building Store and its approved suppliers to ensure that we deal with your enquiry effectively and provide communications directly relating to your enquiry. Soon afterwards a new operating system was installed which has helped regulate the boiler better.

This is achieved by use of a sophisticated heat exchanger driven by two very efficient fans. By clicking anywhere on our website you will accept our cookie policy.

Making buildings better Products and support for energy efficient homes and buildings. Hopefully this will come to fruition soon! Rather than using energy, it is about making the most of the small energy that you need.

Denby Dale Passivhaus

Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It had thick stone walls and was draughty and bitterly cold.

I contacted Cllr Andrew Cooper about projects for social housing with Passive in mind, on Plane Street, Huddersfield 18 months ago and re-contacted him just recently as nothing had happened as far as I know. You have to experience the comfort of a Passivhaus for yourselves to understand how different it feels from a standard building. Mark Siddall Vaudeville Court: This says it all — in a gentle anecdotal tone relating the journey, including problems along the way, honestly for others to learn.

It has an ever-so- comfortable environment that is steady and unchanging throughout the house.

We welcome your involvement, enthusiasm and engagement – it’s what the industry needs to keep moving this work forward. MVHR is an absolutely integral component for achieving the necessary performance levels needed for Passivhaus buildings.

The aim of building this property was to provide the construction industry with an easy to use template to build a low energy Passivhaus using techniques and materials that are familiar to the British workforce. Super insulation Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


We have noticed changes in awareness of Passivhaus over the last 5 years. Whatever we do to it, the house runs along performing perfectly, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. Built by Green Building Store’s construction division – Green Building Company – the project is the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using cavity wall construction and has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology.

Many thanks, Murray — Penzance. Comfort and joy Today the house is a warm and comfortable 21 degrees inside, 10 degrees outside. Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency.

Passivhaus is up against various vested interests.

Our gas passivhqus are slightly more over the winter as it is also used for domestic hot water heating when the thermal hot water solar panels are not in operation.

It is incredibly encouraging to see how much Passivhaus has grown over the 5 years and to compare where it was then and where it is now…. However, the client did receive a passifhaus to install solar thermal panels for hot water. It has super insulation and triple glazing passivhais windows and doors combined with insulated timber frame all help to retain heat. If rigid insulation is used and fitted badly with too many gaps, air movement around and between the insulation boards is increased, which can drastically reduce its insulation value.

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