Gale & Snowden Architects Ltd are pleased to announce that we have been successful in winning funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) under the energy performance evaluation funding.
The intensive assessment over the next 18 months will be for the Passivhaus flats at Knights Place which were commissioned and are owned by Exeter City Council. The project was designed by Gale & Snowden Architects and completed in summer 2011. The in depth study will include:
  • energy monitoring
  • dynamic U-value and heat flux monitoring of building materials
  • air quality monitoring
  • temperature, humidity and CO2 monitoring
  • thermal comfort assessment for both winter warmth and summer overheating
  • renewable energy systems performance monitoring
  • tenant questionnaire
Through this monitoring, we will be able to assess how a Passivhaus scheme performs in operation. Part of the monitoring will be to compare a Passivhaus building with MVHR to a super-insulated, naturally ventilated dwelling.
The funding was won as part of a competition run by the TSB. The results of the monitoring will be published on our website in due course.