Full Passivhaus Certification: 14th December 2011

The Mayville Community Centre is the first certified Passivhaus non-domestic retrofit in the UK. It was built for just 3% more than if it had simply been built to meet standard building regulations, yet it has achieved 95% energy savings over its first winter of operation.

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The Larch House is the UK’s first zero carbon (code 6), low cost, Certified Passivhaus, built as prototype social housing and launched at the 2010 National Eisteddfod for Wales.

This energy efficient solar family home currently nearing completion at Newington Green in the London Borough of Islington was designed to set a standard for future housing with an apparently effortless amalgamation of environmentally responsible solutions with beautiful forms, some years before the first Passivhaus was certified in the UK.

This timber framed 118m2, two bedroom house is the first certified Passivhaus in London, setting a benchmark for energy efficient design combined with comfort, high indoor air quality and other health-enhancing and anti-asthmatic advantages.

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This much-published, RIBA award winning low maintenance, low energy, low cost home was designed in 2005 as an example of a simpler framework for future living. 

The main objective was to exchange a large, high maintenance house for a compact low maintenance, energy preserving house that would allow a young couple and their children to shift the focus of their life by providing them with more actual living space by transposing the traditional space division of the Victorian house to suit present-day needs. 

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