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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 08:04

PassivHaus: the new normal

PassivHaus first for Bristol and the West of England

Colin Powell, director at gcp Consulting has become the first fully certified PassivHaus designer in Bristol and the West of England region who is also qualified as an architect.

PassivHaus is a design tool developed in Germany to help building designers create extreme low energy buildings of all types, not just houses. See http://passipedia.passiv.de/passipedia_en/basics/what_is_a_passive_house

Colin Powell said ‘adding PassivHaus to the suite of sustainable design services provided by gcp allows us to offer clients low energy design solutions for all building types under one roof’.See http://www.gcparch.co.uk/

Even existing buildings can benefit from substantially reduced energy bills. EnerPHit is the refurbishment modelling tool that has shown energy savings of between 75% and 90% can be achieved. See http://passipedia.passiv.de/passipedia_en/certification/enerphit

If you would like to discuss PassivHaus and its potential to deliver extreme low energy buildings over a cup of coffee call Colin or his co-director Jonathan Platt on 0117 932888 or they can be contacted at gcp Consulting. 18-19 Londonderry Farm, Keynsham Road, Willsbridge, Bristol BS30 6EL. Email colin.powell@gcparch.co.uk. Web http://www.gcparch.co.uk/

Published in Energy / Carbon

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