28 Nov '11, 12pm

Green News: Another UK Victorian Gets a Passivhaus Makeover

Considering the abundance of aged homes in Britain, and the emergence of UK-based designers and builders with energy efficiency mind-sets, there are bound to be retrofits that test the practical limits of what can be done to improve the performance of a building that is really, really old. One such project completed two years ago – an upgrade of a 140-year-old Victorian known as Grove Cottage, in Hereford – was certified under Passivhaus Institut's refurbishment standard, known as EnerPHit . A look at the UK-based Sustainable Energy Academy’s Old Home SuperHome Project , though, tells you that Grove Cottage, while still unusual, is hardly unique. The project is not unlike the retrofit of another 1870s-era Victorian undertaken as part of the Retrofit for the Future competition. That contest was hosted by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board, a government-appointed group of ex...

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