Cornwall LivingIssue #83

Discover the benefits of Passivhaus construction

Originally developed in Germany, the rigorous ‘Passivhaus Standard’ is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in buildings, reducing their ecological footprint.

Utilising this standard results in ultra-low energy buildings, which require minimal energy for heating and cooling; in theory, greatly reducing your household energy bills. Properties that have been constructed to ‘Passivhaus Standard’ commonly have greater levels of insulation, triple glazing, and sources of renewable energy. In 2016 Lilly Lewarne Architects designed 20 new eco homes, which have been constructed to ‘Passivhaus Standard’ in Hayle. Having guided this project from inception to near completion, Lilly Lewarne have experience in the design and construction processes for creating your ideal ‘Passivhaus Standard’ home. The ‘Passivhaus Standard, is currently the leading standard in energy efficient construction, requiring as little as 10% of the energy used by conventional central European buildings – meaning savings of up to 90%!

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