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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Passivhaus wins constantly in addressing fuel poverty, comfort and energy efficiency. Visitors have included Shadow Ministers, US Passivhaus Designers, schoolchildren, university students, building apprentices, self-builders and co-housing enthusiasts, architects, builders, Kirklees councillors and local MPs. Thanks for your interest in this.

Now we need 18… 9 days ago. Maximising airtightness Passivhaus buildings require very high levels of airtightness 0.

Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. By continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. 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.

For more information on Denby Dale, please click passivhus. Download PDF of this case study. The design team preferred to put passivhxus into Passivhaus energy efficiency measures rather than micro-renewables.

We have noticed changes in awareness of Passivhaus over the last 5 years.

This is achieved by use of a sophisticated heat exchanger driven by two very efficient fans. Products used in this project. Today the house is a warm and comfortable 21 degrees inside, 10 degrees outside.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: Derrie O’Sullivan

Every time a Passivhaus is built you get a mushrooming of expertise and a mushrooming of understanding and knowledge. 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. The project has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn youtube.


Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on

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! Bill Butcher – Green Building Company. There are no draughts or uneven temperatures. 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.

Cookies This site uses cookies: Making buildings better Products and support for energy efficient homes and buildings. Your email address will not be published. We are aware that Kirklees Council is exploring a Passivhaus policy for its own land but this has not yet been finalised.

It has super insulation and triple glazing on windows and doors combined with insulated timber frame all help to retain heat. Green Building Store will never sell your data and your data will be safeguarded in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Understanding and modelling thermal bridging is becoming absolutely critical to accurately predicting the heat loss of a building. Please let us know if you have any case studies, renby or simple actions to share.

More information on the Denby Dale Passivhaus, including technical films and a 40 page technical briefing, is at www. Get an MVHR quote. Social Facebook Twitter LinkedIn youtube.

Has progress been made? The Denby Dale Passivhaus in West Yorkshire has sought to provide a solution to the urgent need to drastically cut the CO2 emissions from buildings in the UK and has tried to create a low-cost and easily replicable template for low energy Passivhaus construction, using techniques and materials familiar to British builders.


The aim of building this property was to provide the construction industry with an easy to use lassivhaus to build a low energy Passivhaus using techniques and materials that are familiar to the British workforce.

This says it all — in a gentle anecdotal tone relating the journey, including problems along the way, honestly for others to learn. We welcome your involvement, enthusiasm and engagement – it’s what pqssivhaus industry needs to keep moving this work forward.

Economics, performance, availability, ease of fitting and reducing thermal bypass were all among the benefits of the Knauf Insulation products chosen. 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. Our gas bills 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.

Denby Dale Passivhaus: 5 years on – Green Building Store Green Building Store

Super insulation Super insulation is fundamental to Passivhaus construction, along with close attention around junctions of these elements. All new housing should be Passivhaus but if you are going to prioritise anything it should be social housing. One of our big challenges is getting Passivhaus supported in Government.

See how easily we could have solved the climate crisis if we had paesivhaus in ! It has an ever-so- comfortable environment that is steady and unchanging throughout the house.