The city of Norwich is implementing an energy efficient social housing
The development will include 105 homes, which makes it one of the largest energy efficient social housing schemes under construction in the UK
- July 04, 2018 18:30
- Olya Georgieva
An energy efficient social housing project currently under construction in Norwich, UK, has been hailed by designers for its application of the Passivhaus standard. The project is expected to complete construction later this summer, and has been lauded as one of this year’s ten greatest architecture projects in the world by The Times. The development will include 105 homes, which makes it one of the largest energy efficient social housing schemes under construction in the UK.
These ultra-low energy buildings which take advantage of heat naturally generated within the home, so that they consume significantly less fuel for heating or cooling. Therefore they are more eco-friendly, and will also save homeowners money on fuel bills. Elements of the Passivhaus building standard which facilitate this saving include an extra-thick insulation, triple-glazed windows and doors, heat recovery ventilation systems and systems to prevent thermal bridges and air leakage.