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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Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. Cookies This site uses cookies: Download PDF of this case study. The design team preferred to put resources into Passivhaus energy efficiency measures rather than micro-renewables. Get an MVHR quote. It has super insulation and dael glazing on windows and doors combined with insulated timber frame all help to retain heat.

It ppassivhaus a steep learning curve for everyone and it took us a while to work it all out. What really needs to happen is passivjaus Passivhaus to be used for social housing. Only vested interest could explain the unpersuaded Passivhaus sceptic! Your email address will not be published.

Social Facebook Twitter LinkedIn youtube. The way forward Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency.

Politicians need to pick up the baton and run with it.

For more information on Denby Dale, please click here. We think it could grow exponentially from now on…. The incoming air is blown past the outgoing air and is used passivhas heat the incoming air.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

Many thanks, Murray — Penzance. You have to experience the comfort of a Passivhaus for yourselves to understand how different it feels from a standard building. We welcome your involvement, enthusiasm and engagement – it’s what the industry needs to keep moving this work forward.


We use cookies on our website. By clicking anywhere on our website you will accept our cookie policy. However, the client did receive a grant to install solar thermal panels for hot water. I did more or kess the same in my house 20 years ago and am equally happyno energy bills at all many solar panels and the most comfortable house one can imagine.

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. Green Building Store will never sell your data and your data will be safeguarded in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Energy is not going passivhqus come down in price in the foreseeable future. It wins on comfort, it wins on cost, it pawsivhaus on sustainability. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Super insulation Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. By Green Building Store. Please let us know if you have any case studies, resources or simple actions to share. In manufacture it uses a high content of recycled glass bottles and requires less overall energy consumption than some alternative products, resulting in less carbon emissions.

Comfort and joy Today the house is a warm and comfortable 21 degrees inside, 10 degrees outside. Skip to main content. Green Building Design Why ‘Green’? The project has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus passlvhaus methodology. It has an ever-so- comfortable environment that is steady and unchanging throughout the house.

The original design details developed for the project can also be used as a template for the construction industry as to how to minimize thermal bridging, improve energy efficiency and maximise the airtightness of projects built using cavity wall construction. He immediately removed the grille and the system worked fine. Has progress been made? 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….


Passivhaus is up against various vested interests. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn youtube. Thermal bypass refers to air movement paasivhaus or around insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness. One of our big challenges is getting Passivhaus supported in Government. Soon afterwards a new operating system was installed which has helped regulate the boiler better. Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency.

Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. Now we need 18… 9 days ago.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

Architype Kirklees Media School: There are no passivbaus or uneven temperatures. We went away to a country cottage in Cornwall a couple of years ago. It allows for sufficient and comfortable ventilation to all areas of the house whilst minimising the loss of heat gained from the sun, human activity, cooking, showering, electrical appliances etc. The first winter was a very cold winter and we just turned up the heating and the house sometimes overheated up to 26 degrees in the upstairs rooms!

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