28 Feb '14, 11am

#Passivhaus in rural Fife with cellulose fiber insulation certified @SeScotland

Stewart House achieves Passivhaus certification & Scottish Gold Standard. Stewart House, Sustainable Energy Scotland Stewart House, a detached home located in rural Fife, has achieved Passivhaus certification, and has also been awarded the Scottish Building Standards Gold award. Built to help an owner enjoy their retirement in a sustainable home, energy efficiency was firmly on the agenda from the start. 450mm thick insulation applied to the walls and roof at a density of 65kg per m3, which ensures maximum air tightness and contributed to an air tightness score of 0.34 Air Changes per Hour, well below the 0.6ACH required to reach Passivhaus standard. Approximately 18.5 tonnes cellulose fiber insulation (Warmcell 500) was injected into closed panels in the building. Excel Fibre, provided technical engineer support on site, completing frequent core samples and density checks...

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