We are pleased to be featured in this month’s passivehouse+ magazine. The article has given me a bit of a jab in the arm to do further updates on this blog. So upcoming themes will include:
- Indoor Air Quality – we have recently monitored the home (winter 2015/16) for a range of pollutants: VOCs; formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and radon.
- Water use – have we managed to reduce our water use as well as our energy use?
- Energy use – comparison of the last three heating seasons, and further interventions made to further optimise our gas and electricity use
Check back soon for these updates.
After demonstrating that our retrofit has achieved 69% carbon emission reduction, compared to its pre-retrofit state, we are very pleased to announce that our home has been accepted onto the SuperHomes network. The 69% reduction, which is based upon calculation, compares very well with our measured reduction of 71%, both in carbon emission terms (kgCO2/m²/yr) and primary energy (kWh/m²/yr). This reduction has been achieved even though the treated floor area of the house has increased by more than 20%.
Read more on our listing page on the SuperHomes website. You may also be interested to read our entry on the Low Energy Buildings Platform, which gives more technical information.