26 Feb '15, 1pm

A4 For smaller buildings, EnerPHit can mean gutting the entire building which isn't economicall…

A4 For smaller buildings, EnerPHit can mean gutting the entire building which isn't economicall…

Case Study - Wilmcote House As part of the EuroPHit project, a selection of residential and non-residential buildings across Europe are being retrofitted according to Passive House principles. BRE's case study project is Wilmcote House in Portsmouth, owned by Portsmouth City Council. Existing situation: Wilmcote house provides over 100 homes largely in the form of 3 bedroom maisonettes, which are arranged across 3 blocks linked via two main stair cores. It is located in the central Portsea Island area of Portsmouth. The building is owned and managed by Portsmouth City Council. Wilmcote House was built in 1968 using a prefabricated reinforced concrete sandwich panel system; it is in need of significant repairs, including some structural work, without which the remaining life of the building is likely to be around 30 years. The concrete sandwich panels incorporate only aroun...

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