The Denby Dale Passivhaus in West Yorkshire has sought to provide a solution to the urgent need to drastically cut the CO2 emissions from buildings in the UK and has tried to create a low-cost and easily replicable template for low energy Passivhaus construction, using techniques and materials familiar to British builders.
Built by Green Building Store's construction division - Green Building Company - the project is the first certified Passivhaus in the UK to be built using cavity wall construction and has pioneered the combination of British vernacular construction methods with the German low energy Passivhaus design methodology. The original design details developed for the project can also be used as a template for the construction industry as to how to minimize thermal bridging, improve energy efficiency and maximise the airtightness of projects built using cavity wall construction.
- First UK Passivhaus to be built with cavity wall construction. - One of the first certified Passivhaus homes in the UK - Minimal heating - using 90% less energy for space heating than the UK average - £141K basic build costs - 118m2 three-bed detached house
The project has been led and managed by Green Building Company (Green Building Store’s construction division).