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Monday, March 07, 2011

First Passivhaus retrofit in UK

7 Mar '11: Building Design on line carries this report of a passivhaus retrofit for a georgian house in Holland Park, London. It claims to be the first officially certified retrofit to PH standards.
Terrace houses are easier to do as they have party walls, and this example also has a basement, which also helps. The air for the heat recovery system is drawn through the basement which provides some pre-warming in Winter.

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