Passivhaus Affiliate

Building Biology & Passivhaus

Date: 18 April 2017 Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Location: Alec French Architects 27 Trenchard Street Bristol, BS1 5AN Cost: £35

As part of the Green Register's Bitesize Sessions, PHT member, Gale & Snowden Director, Tomas Gärtner, and client, Hugh Saxby, will be sharing their experience of the journey of building a new family home incorporating Passivhaus and Buiding Biology from a designer's, specifier's, and end-user's perspective. 


'Sherwood', a four bedroom house, is nearing completion in the Devonshire countryside.  The project includes:

  • Permaculture landscape design with forest garden, reed bed sewage system and aquaculture design
  • Passivhaus design with PV renewable energy generation on site, wood burner with back boiler to generate heating and hot water
  • Healthy design strategies: best practice daylight, high comfort levels throughout, optimum air quality to SBM 2015 (standard for Bau Biology testing), optimum water quality, specification of natural and local materials where practical, focus on suppliers that provide a full content declaration of their products, low VOC materials and paints throughout, no PVC, hygienic easy cleanable finishes, use of hygroscopic materials to regulate internal humidity, radiative wall heating systems for comfort and to minimise spillage of dust, Low EMF wiring, specification of glazing that has minimum impact on the light spectrum, low energy artificial lighting design that supports the natural circadian rhythm etc.


Sherwood Sherwood

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