Cumbria Green Build Festival

12 - 27 Sep 2015

Talk: Refurb of a traditional building to Passivhaus standard

Energy-saving improvements

Location

The Gatehouse, Aglionby Grange
Aglionby
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA4 8AD

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Opening times

12 - 27 Sep 2015
Sunday, 27th September 2-4om

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at www.cafs.org.uk/events

The Gatehouse is a traditional building that was adapted in 2014 following Passive House standard guidelines. This is a voluntary building standard developed in Germany (where it is known as Passivhaus), that dramatically cuts the need for heating to around 10% of the heat demand of a standard house by capturing solar gain from south facing windows and using high levels of insulation and air-tightness. The architect involved was David Major Whitehall Designs. The tour will include a presentation by an Architecture student from Lancaster University and will be an opportunity to discuss the various methods and materials used, including: high levels of insulation (300mm floor and 500mm loft insulation), mechanical heat recovery system and high quality triple-glazed windows.

Location

The Gatehouse, Aglionby Grange
Aglionby
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA4 8AD

View on map

Opening times

12 - 27 Sep 2015
Sunday, 27th September 2-4om

This event has now finished.

Book ahead at www.cafs.org.uk/events

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