Low-energy homes given seal of approval

The first homes to be finished at our Primrose Park development have received their official Passivhaus accreditation.

The German-based Passivhaus Institutut has confirmed that 28 completed homes at the Whitleigh development meet their standard.

Our development, being built by Mi-space, will have 72 homes for rent and shared ownership when complete in the next few weeks.

Passivhaus is a low-energy method of housebuilding which sees homes fitted with extra insulation, including triple-glazed windows, to ensure their air tightness.

This means residents’ heating bills are extremely low.

The Passivhaus Institut is an independent research organisation which checks that the tough requirements of the Passivhaus standard have been met.

Cocreate Consulting, independent Passivhaus certifiers endorsed by the Institut, verified data to show we met the criteria.

Claire Newcombe, PCH Development Officer, said: “We’re thrilled that the first 28 homes have been certified as meeting Passivhaus Standards. The homes provide an excellent level of comfort to residents, while reducing heating bills – beneficial in a time where the cost of living is increasing. It’s good for the planet and the pocket!

“The homes at Primrose Park are just a handful of buildings to meet the Passivhaus Quality standard worldwide and are a testament to all the hard work the project team have collectively put in to making this scheme a success.”