ECD Architects

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ECD Architects have embraced the Passivhaus approach, and its factual standard based on building physics, due to its 20-year track record and proven accuracy.

Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. They are built with meticulous attention to detail, and rigorous design and construction. These principles were developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, and can be certified through a quality assurance process.

Passivhaus buildings have a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, compared to standard practice for UK new build. The Passivhaus standard therefore provides the construction and development industry a robust methodology for achieving the carbon reductions targets set by the UK Government. Passivhaus also applies to retrofit projects, realising similar savings in space heating requirements through the application of its EnerPHit Standard.

Evidence and feedback to date shows that Passivhaus buildings perform as predicted. This is an important achievement given the discrepancy between design aspiration and as-built performance of many new buildings in the UK can be as much as 50-100% (performance gap).

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