What is the Passivhaus housing project?



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    German developers first began the Passivhaus Institut in the 1990s, and since then over 10,000 buildings have been constructed to code since. I’m not sure if you refer to a specific project, but in general most of the Passivhaus structures are in Germany and Austria, but they are growing in popularity in England as well. Passivhaus buildings, or “passive houses” are constructed to virtually airtight, with a ventilation and recaptured heat system to maintain fresh air in the home. The idea is to significantly decrease energy bills by the house naturally retaining its heat in the winter and its cool in the summer. Construction is more expensive, but there but the savings are estimated to pay for the cost in just 14 years, and social housing is becoming available through European funding.

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    Perhaps you’re referring to the Wimbish Passivhaus Project. It’s the first “rural social housing” by Passivhaus, and will be an entire neighbourhood of airtight houses. Here’s a design still:

    Construction has begun on the project. In fact, they keep a frequently updated blog, detailing everything from window frames to weather delays. See the links below for more information.

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