to the Scandinavian 'PassivHaus' new build standard by Plus Dane Housing, with government funding. It includes high level (Supawall) insulation; triple glazing; high level of air tightness; Mechanical Heat & Ventilation Recovery and LED lighting. It's purpose, alongside the other houses in the project, is to assess efficiency, viability and potential of using these technologies in existing housing.
Finished in October 2010, it was amazing to look round on the recent open day and speak to the tenant. It will be interesting to see what we can learn from this project, especially as much of the technology and installation is new to this country.
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Elizabeth Turp and Ed Tidy
South Liverpool Energy Group