Passivhaus Open Days Winter Edition
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About the Event
This building tour is part of the International Mid-year Passive House Open Day.
The Zetland Passive House is the UK's greenest retrofit and the first home to attain EnerPHit Plus certification in Europe. This project has achieved a 95% reduction in space heating demand with no central heating system. The aim was to go beyond Passivhaus targets by building the homes in the most ecological way possible - without petrochemicals, using only breathable, natural materials - delivering the healthiest, and most sustainable living space. Built in 1894, these two Victorian townhouses are some of the most difficult types of buildings to upgrade to Passivhaus. The project was developed by Ecospheric, a sustainability consultancy and supplier of high performance windows based in Manchester, UK. Ecospheric offers Passivhaus consultancy and a range of services for low energy building design. (Photography by Rick McCullagh and Dug Wilders)