I was so excited when Norwich's Goldsmith Street Estate won the Stirling Prize this week. At last a proper street for ordinary people with brilliant design and eco-credentials is given recognition. Let us hope that this is the start of more Passivhaus developments by Local Councils. They want to do it - they are just held back by central government's restrictive rules on … [Read more...] about PasivHaus Council Estate in Norwich wins the Stirling Prize
Being a Norwich resident I was thrilled to read this article in the Guardian about a groundbreaking social housing developing just 20 minutes walk from my house! Over 100 Passivhaus social housing homes! In Norwich! An award-winning development AND also up for the Sterling Prize! Needless to say, it took me over a month to get over there to take a look. But I was impressed. … [Read more...] about Could this be the future of social housing?
Passivhaus is a design standard for buildings where buildings are built to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. To explain here are two videos. The first is from the Passivhaus Trust in the UK: https://youtu.be/hsDVIt7T7nU The next video explains more about Passivhaus in 90 seconds: https://youtu.be/CasrjYhZB1M … [Read more...] about What is Passivhaus?