28 Nov Welborne Garden City Passivhaus Study
Three Dragons, in partnership with The Design Buro, has completed a research study on behalf of Fareham Borough Council into Passivhaus developments. The research explored the implications of the council’s policy that 10% of all new homes at Welborne Garden village must be built to the Passivhaus Standard (or equivalent) unless it can be demonstrated unviable.
The research included consultation with stakeholders as well as reviews of some of the largest residential Passivhaus projects in the UK; and the analysis included procurement, delivery and management of Passivhaus homes. Part of the study considered all other available energy standards for housing that could be deemed ‘equivalent’ to Passivhaus and the study also analysed how Passivhaus standards affects development viability.