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Passivhaus Site Visit: Bushbury Hill Primary School

Date: 31st August 2012 Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Wolverhampton Cost: £12.50 + VAT; £10 + VAT RIBA Members; £7.50 + VAT Students

Mark Lumley, Associate Director at Architype, will guide a tour of Bushbury Hill Primary School, winner of a RIBA ArchitectureWM and a Sustainbility Award.

Bushbury Hill is one of the first primary school in Britain to receive Passivhaus Certification.

"The brief was to provide a one and a half form entry primary school that would reflect the schools ethos; providing a high quality educational standard to children from one of the tough estates near the school.

Following an indepth and rigorous consultation process the scheme was developed to include a 30 place nursery, ‘Multi Agency Support Team’ facilities as well as ‘Behavioural, Emotional Social Disorders’ accommodation, placed around a central hub supporting flexible, modern and innovative teaching methods.

The technical demands of Passivhaus were integrated from first principles. Design steps focused on maximising natural daylight, increasing solar gain, achieving rigorous Passivhaus airtightness and a thermal bridge free timber load bearing structure.

Passivhaus offers credible and genuine benefit to users and the environment, including: minimised energy consumption; avoidance of building defects that can lead to mould growth; excellent standards of thermal comfort (satisfying ASHRAE55 and according with EN7730); minimised energy bills; high standards of indoor air quality; and optimised lifecycle costs.

Despite no additional funds being available to achieve Passivhaus, the scheme was successfully delivered and achieved Passivhaus certification within the given timeframe and budget allocated."

Booking Contact:

RIBA West Midlands
0121 233 2321


RIBA West Midlands

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