Passivhaus Affiliate

OpenHaus: Passivhaus site tours throughout the year









The annual UK Passivhaus Open Days (in conjuction with the International Passivhaus Open Days) takes place every Autumn. 

The Trust believe there is nothing like learning from first hand experiences. As so many enjoy and gain invaluable knowledge from Passivhaus site tours; we have decided to start enabling them year round! As a result we are please to launch a new OpenHaus Series.

What better way to kick off than with a large non-domestic Passivhaus utilising natural materials. We are delighted to announce that the Enterprise Centre in Norwich will be conducting a number of site visits. The Enterprise Centre (part of the Norwich Research Park) is a flagship low carbon building which will meet the highest standards for energy use and sustainability.Targeting BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus Certification, The Enterprise Centre will also set new standards in building concept and design through the innovative use of natural materials and bio-based products.

Tours will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest design and build progress.  The structural frame made from timber sourced from local Thetford Forest is now complete.

People have generally shied away from using local timber in construction, doubting its suitability as a construction material. We wanted to challenge that perception and tap into the great resources which are available locally. Gavin Napper, Area Director, Morgan Sindall 

The tour dates specified below will provide you with the opportunity to see first-hand the innovative timber frame structure and low carbon concrete foundations.  The morning tours will also include an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with the design team.

Booking is essential: 

 For further details and bookings please see below:

8.30-11.00am    20 August, 17 September, 29 October and 10 December 2014

8.30-1.00pm     3 September, 15 October and 12 November 2014 – including technical session 

1.30-4.00pm     1 October and 27 November 2014

If you have a Passivhaus that you would like to open for site visits please complete and return the OpenHaus Registration Form to: with the Subject title: OpenHaus.

13th August 2014

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