20 Aug '11, 12pm

UK's largest Passivhaus development to be built:

The London Borough of Camden is to become the home of the UK's largest development of Passivhaus residential properties. Passivhaus is a German standard for energy efficiency in construction and is increasingly being used across the world. Energy saving features of the 53 homes to be built in the borough will include extensive levels of insulation and high levels of air tightness. "As the need to create ever more energy efficient housing to mitigate against the rise in fuel prices becomes more critical, so will the use of systems like Passivhaus become more common as the standard to deliver affordable energy housing," explained John Frankiewicz, chief executive of Willmott Dixon Capital Works, which has been contracted to build the homes. "Camden is making a very imaginative and exciting statement on delivering low carbon housing that others will be watching closely." The ...

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