Camden Passive House - Jason Palmer's detailed Phase 1 Final Report
This is the Phase 1 report produced by the independent consultant Jason Palmer, also of Cambridge Architectural Research. A further detailed in-use performance research paper is at present in production by Dr Ian Ridley of both UCL Energy Institute London and RMIT Melbourne.
This report uses material produced by researchers at University College London Energy Institute and RMIT Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ian Ridley started leading the research at UCL London and is continuing it at RMIT. Dr Ridley's detailed phased research reports will be compiled into a single research paper to be published in 2013. Sam Stamp, a PhD research student at UCL Energy Institute carried out the co-heating test and other fabric studies. bere:architects and Alan Clarke have provided support in designing and setting up the monitoring equipment with Eltek of Cambridge, and in commissioning and re-commissioning the building services.
Closely participating in research is a vital part of our work at bere:architects, enabling us to gain valuable feedback from independent researchers and improve our services to our clients in the future. Numerous other research papers across a range of our passive house (or passivhaus) and low energy projects have been completed, and are awaiting approval and uploading to this site by early 2013.
bere:architects comments on the report:
p.26, item 10, putting the HRV unit inside the thermal envelope is certainly the conventional and easiest strategy, but putting it outside the thermal envelope is a reasonable strategy as long as the duct connection to the house is very short and highly insulated, and the HRV unit itself is in an insulated enclosure. Putting the HRV unit externally has created additional storage space inside the house and enabled us to conduct research on a prototype long-life filter that will be accessible by a maintenance servive provider. More news and test results on this to follow in 2013...