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World-wide Open Days promote Passivhaus

Today kicks off the 15th International Passive House Open Days when residents all around the world open their doors to share awareness of the high levels of comfort and energy efficiency provided by Passivhaus buildings.

Residents at Warwickshire Rural Housing Association’s innovative Passivhaus development in Wootton Wawen are reaping the benefits of living in an ultra-low energy home where space heating costs are set to be 70 per cent lower than in a standard home.

Officially opened in September by HRH The Princess Royal, Keyte Gardens has already won a national Best Green Scheme Award and residents are gearing up for their first Winter in their new homes, safe in the knowledge that their fuel bills will be lower than in previous years.

Passivhaus buildings are characterised by an airtight building envelope, excellent thermal insulation, triple glazed windows and a ventilation system with heat recovery to improve air quality.

Over the next three days, Passivhaus buildings including offices, hotels, religious institutions, schools and residential schemes, will be raising awareness of Passivhaus as the basis for a sustainable energy future, combining superior comfort and a healthy indoor environment with minimal energy use.

To find out more about WRHA’s ground-breaking Passivhaus development in Wootton Wawen, or contact Neil Gilliver on 0300 123 4009.