‘Passivhaus’ is a low energy construction standard.
What is ‘Passivhaus’
‘Passivhaus’ is a low energy construction standard. A Passivhaus building requires very little energy for heating or cooling, whilst providing a high level of comfort for the occupants.
Attention to detail, rigorous design and construction and an exacting certification process ensure that what is designed is built, and what is built performs as it was designed. This is achieved primarily through a fabric first approach, meaning high levels of thermal insulation, high levels of airtightness and the use of whole house Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR).
The thermal insulation requirements of Passivhaus demand that roof, wall and floor U values are equal to or less than 0.15 W/m2.K. Potton uses only the high performance building systems (Kingspan ULTIMA™) and Insulation products (Kingspan Kooltherm) which offers the thinnest commonly available insulation to achieve this building philosophy.
Get in touch
If you are considering building a ‘Passivhaus’ home, and would like an initial project review, Click here to forward your project details.
Our Passivhaus Expertise
As part of the Kingspan Group of companies, Potton is ideally placed to understand the requirements of Passivhaus and how best to deliver this building philosphy.
Kingspan Insulation is also one of the founding members of the Passivhaus Trust.
More information on Passivhaus can be found by visiting:
Our Passivhaus Show House
Visit 'The Elsworth' along with 4 other show homes at the Potton Self Build Show Centre. The Centre is open Tues-Fri 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm).
For more information on the Show Centre, including address, please click here.