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Jonathan Platt

Jonathan Platt

Architect / director of gcp Chartered Architects, a private practice based in Bristol working across the south and west of England. We have two streams to our business: Architectural Design and Sustainable Design advice. Part of the Sustainable Design stream we provide Passivhaus, BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes services.

We strive to put low energy design and carbon reduction at the heart of all our projects and provide a range of support services such as tailored seminar and workshops to help communicate these ideas.

Looking to the future and innovation is vital for the construction industry. We have been working for the Technology Strategy Board TSB as assessors on many of their building related competitions over recent years. We are also currently working with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge on the potential for wider adoption of Passivhaus principles in the UK

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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

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

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

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 Web

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