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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Do you have a story to tell? We have noticed changes in awareness of Passivhaus over the last 5 years. Cookies This site uses cookies: Minimising thermal bypass Thermal bypass refers to air movement through or around insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness. It wins on comfort, it wins on cost, it wins on sustainability. Maximising airtightness Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. Making buildings better Products and support for energy efficient homes and buildings.

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Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

Politicians need to pick up the baton and run with it. Denby Dale Passivhaus 0. The Denby Dale Passivhaus’ design and construction pays particular attention to junctions, which are always difficult for airtightness because of the differential movement between different materials. If we do this, society wins, the people who live in it win, the housing stock wins and the planet wins. We think it could grow exponentially from now on…. Ecopassiv – Passivhaus compatible windows.

Built by Green Building Store’s construction division – Green Building Company – the passivhauus is the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using cavity wall construction dzle has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology.


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Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0. If rigid insulation is used and fitted badly with too many gaps, air movement around oassivhaus between the insulation pasivhaus is increased, which can drastically reduce its insulation value.

Green Building Design Why ‘Green’? Where did you hear about us? It is really important that people get to experience the comfort, warmth and air quality of Passivhaus buildings first hand to help spread the word. Dear Geoff and Kate, Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement to those of us who hope to follow in your footsteps with Passivhaus. This says it all — in a gentle anecdotal tone relating the journey, including problems along the way, honestly for others to learn.

We use cookies on our website. Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel pzssivhaus, comfort and energy efficiency. Bill Butcher – Green Building Company.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn youtube. Economics, performance, availability, ease of fitting and reducing thermal bypass were all among the benefits of the Knauf Insulation products chosen.

Denby Dale Passivhaus

All new housing should be Passivhaus but if you are going to prioritise anything it should be social housing. Thermal bypass refers to air movement through or dennby insulation, which can reduce its effectiveness. You have to experience the comfort of a Passivhaus for yourselves to understand how different it feels from a standard building.

Today the house is a warm and comfortable 21 degrees inside, 10 degrees outside. More information on the Denby Dale Passivhaus, including technical films and a 40 page technical briefing, is at www.


Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on

Please let us know if you have any case studies, resources or simple actions to share. Another airtightness tape was used to seal the gap between the window passvihaus the plywood box. Earthwool DriTherm Cavity Slabs are BBA Certified for all exposure zones and formally guaranteed for 50 years to prevent the transmission of liquid water from the outer masonry leaf to the inner masonry leaf.


The project has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology. We welcome your involvement, enthusiasm and engagement – it’s what the industry needs to keep moving this work forward. Many thanks, Murray — Penzance.

Understanding and modelling thermal bridging is becoming absolutely critical to accurately predicting the heat loss of a building. Whatever we do to it, the house runs along performing perfectly, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. It has an ever-so- comfortable environment that is steady and unchanging throughout the house.

He then noticed that a thin grille on the outside of the inlet duct was clogged up with seeds and leaves from the garden. Want to see more like this? MVHR is an absolutely integral component for achieving the necessary performance levels needed for Passivhaus buildings. See how easily we could have solved the climate crisis if we had started in ! E2 Architecture The Larch House: Passivhaus is up against various vested interests. By clicking anywhere on our website you will accept our cookie policy.

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Download PDF of this case study. Airtight measures include west plaster barrier applied inside the walls, minimising shrinkage between wall and floor and ddnby of airtightness tapes and membranes. Hopefully this will come to fruition soon!