Learning from Passivhaus living: CB1

Learning from Passivhaus living: CB1

Sat 2 Oct 2021, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Bea’s well-presented and thought through tour is a great opportunity to hear from someone who built their own certified Passivhaus home and has real experience of what it is like to live in. See video and slides of her tour below which was attended by 18 participants.

Meet your host, Bea: Bea first showed this home as part of 2015’s Open Eco Homes when the property had been newly built. Now that she has lived in this home for six years, Bea will be sharing what she has learnt during this time as well as outlining how things have changed in the eco home field since the build was completed.

Bea says: “When we first investigated the Passivhaus concept, we weren’t sure whether it would feel claustrophobic to live in a near-airtight building. This is not at all the case; each room has at least one window that can be opened, and during summer we open them all the time.”

Key features of this home:

  • Rainwater harvesting for toilets and garden.
  • Warmcel (made from recycled newspapers) and Earthwool (formaldehyde-free) insulation.
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat retention system (MVHR).
  • Solar gain.
  • Solar shading via external venetian blinds.

Download the full case study here

Bea’s Slides

Video of tour

See the full programme of tours and talks here.


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