03 Mar Passive House facing down Storm Emma
Whilst the majority of homes in the UK were hit by severe snow storms and sub zero temperatures the beauty of Passive House technology came in to its own. External temperatures saw a drastic drop in temperature of up to 10 degrees. Home owners battled with heating issues, cold drafts and uncomfortably cold houses compared to the clever Passive House design allowing internal temperatures of a consistently warm 19/20 degrees.
Passive House is primarily a comfort standard based on research around what the human body perceives as uncomfortable, hence why they maintain such cosy temperatures.
Very little heating is required to maintain these temperatures which in turn avoids the cost of hiking up the thermostat to keep warm. Passive House dwellings are not only energy efficient with a low impact on the environment but they also help with keeping bills low.
To find out more talk to our Passive House Consultant Scott who is about to complete a retrofit project in the Forest of Dean and embark on an exciting new build project 07753407199
Photo credit: David Broadbent Photography