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Manchester social housing gets passive regeneration

The upgrade of two social housing blocks in Manchester to the Enerphit standard demonstrates how deep energy retrofit can play a part in turning old, run-down estates into vibrant, comfortable, low energy communities.

UK Passivhaus Awards shortlisted projects announced

The shortlist for the UK Passivhaus Awards 2015 has been revealed, with projects ranging from substantial new schools, one off houses, and energy upgrades to block of flats. Sponsored by Kingspan, Munster Joinery and Ecology Building Society, the awards are organised by the Passivhaus Trust and supported by Advantage Austria and Passive House Plus Magazine.

Pioneering passive office surpasses expectations

When it comes to actual energy usage, modern buildings rarely perform as expected, with many notionally low energy buildings falling disappointingly short. As discussion continues about how to solve the performance gap, one pioneering Welsh passive building has a different kind of performance gap – it’s using 40% less energy than anticipated.

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