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Passivhaus Institute founder gives seal of approval to Hastoe

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Environment

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Professor Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passivhaus Institute, has presented Hastoe with the Certified Passivhaus seal for its affordable housing development at Ditchingham.

The 14 low carbon homes in Norfolk will have very low running costs. Features of the homes include: whole house ventilation system, improved insulation and air tightness, water saving taps and shower fittings, low energy lighting, recycling facilities, bicycle storage, composter, bird boxes and bird tables and the bungalows have solar panels on the roofs which provide some free electricity to residents.

"The team at Hastoe was proud to be presented with the seal Certified Passivhaus by Prof Wolfgang Feist for our scheme at Ditchingham," said John Lefever, regional head of development for Hastoe East. "The commitment from everyone involved has been overwhelming and to have our hard work and dedication honoured in this way is fantastic." 

"Prof Wolfgang Feist is known as the founder of the Passivhaus method of building and many tens of thousands of homes are built to this extremely energy-efficient standard across mainland Europe and now across the world ... Hastoe currently has around 100 Passivhaus homes in its future build programme and we are looking forward to delivering these.”

Hastoe owns and manages over 5,000 homes in southern England for affordable housing through letting and shared ownership.

In the photo: Brian Carroll, Head of Development at Hastoe, receives the Passivhaus certificate.

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