Passivhaus homes face 'major obstacles' in UK

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

Ultra-low energy Passivhaus homes must overcome "major obstacles" if they are to take of in the UK, according to new research from the NHBC Foundation. The findings reveal that a more rigorous approach to quality assurance, higher compliance standards and the extra costs associated with building the German-developed homes need to be developed. The NHBC Foundation report 'Lessons from Germany's Passivhaus experience' key findings include: • The Passivhaus standard is a viable means of deliv...

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