@passivhausnews wow, that's a pretty shocking piece. #passivhaus does not make buildings great, good architecture does
Juniper House Care Home, Brackley Building Type: Care Home for the Elderly Client/ Developer: Barchester Healthcare/ Castleoak Architect: Carless Adams Partnership Juniper House is a 60 bed care home in Brackley, Northamptonshire, with a floor area of 2932m2 . The building used a highly insulated timber frame construction and UK manufactured triple glazed, Krypton gas filled Rehau uPVC windows throughout the development. Heating and hot water is provided by a gas boiler with heat recovery installed to the mechanical ventilation system for the bedrooms. A VRV heat recovery system with inverter controlled heat pumps provides air conditioning for the communal areas of the building. These systems are designed so heating and cooling will not occur at the same time. Castleoak used the project as a pilot to assess the cost and practical implications of achieving Passivhaus Certif...