The team behind the UK’s first certified Passivhaus retrofit project will be running a workshop sharing their successful techniques at Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind.
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Posted by admin on March 21st, 2012
Octavia Housing’s Victorian Passivhaus opened for tours on Friday 11 November as part of the International Passive House Open Days which took place in more than ten countries worldwide.
Posted by admin on November 16th, 2011
As part of the International Passive House Days, the UK’s first certified Passivhaus retrofit, 100 Princedale Road, will be open for tours on Friday 11 November.
Posted by admin on November 3rd, 2011
Find out how a Victorian home can be retrofitted to strict Passivhaus standards at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2011. Visit our home, the first certified Passivhaus retrofit in the UK for a detailed tour with the team, and find out all about the Princedale Project.
Posted by admin on October 21st, 2011
Octavia Housing has recently been awarded a grant from the Technology Strategy Board to investigate how to adapt our homes to resist the effects of climate change. Read more
Posted by admin on October 11th, 2011
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Posted by admin on October 7th, 2011
Over 60 members of the public visited our Victorian Passivhaus retrofit, 100 Princedale Road, on 18 September 2011 as part of Open House London.
Posted by admin on September 19th, 2011
Posted by admin on August 31st, 2011
The Princedale Project is a social housing experiment comparing the energy efficiency of the UK’s first certified Passivhaus retrofit with two other homes. The project team have been presented with a Gold Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage for the project by Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio.
Octavia Housing alongside designers and builders Ryder Strategies, architects Paul Davis and Partners, energy consultants Eight Associates and project managers Green Tomato Energy are conducting an ‘eco experiment’ comparing the comfort and energy use of the UK’s first certified Passivhaus retrofit with two other homes on the same street which have been refurbished to lower levels of energy efficiency. All three homes are being monitored for a minimum of two years with the statistics due to be made publically available shortly.
As the main part of the experiment, the team transformed an 1850s terraced house in a Holland Park conservation area by refurbishing it to strict Passivhaus levels. This is a German low energy building standard that requires the home, amongst other criteria, to use less than 15kWh of energy to heat it per m2 per year, compared to the UK average of 130kWh. The home’s CO2 emissions and energy consumption have been cut by an estimated 83% and 94% respectively, saving the tenants an estimated £910 a year on fuel bills.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavor among companies, councils, communities and countries. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practice.
The project was in competition with over 100 other nominations for the accolade. The team were presented with their award by Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, at a ceremony at the University of Westminster on the 20 June 2011.
Judges for the Green Apple Awards are drawn from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management, BRE and other independent bodies.
Octavia Housing are also developing a large mixed-tenure Passivhaus development in the capital, providing 30 affordable low energy homes for Londoners, completing in 2012.
Find out more about the retrofit project by browsing this site.
Posted by admin on June 20th, 2011