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First tests meet Passivhaus standard

The first two properties at Warwickshire Rural Housing Association’s new ground-breaking development in Wootton Wawen, are meeting the stringent Passivhaus Standard.

A total of 14 affordable homes are well underway at what is set to become Warwickshire’s first Passivhaus development.  All the properties have been designed to be as energy efficient as possible, with the aim of achieving space heating costs 70 per cent lower than in standard house construction.

Each individual property must be tested for air tightness and thermal insulation, and the housing association is delighted that the air tests on the first homes are within the required Passivhaus standard.

“All the homes at Wootton Wawen are being built using superior levels of insulation and air tightness to create ultra-low energy homes,” says Neil Gilliver, Development Officer.

“To achieve the Passivhaus Standard the development must pass rigorous tests throughout the build and it is excellent news that we have met the standard on these first tests.”