Crawley Council Plans Second Passivhaus Housing Project

As Crawley Borough Council’s first affordable Passivhaus housing project – Gales Place, Crawley – nears completion, the Council has confirmed its commitment to Passivhaus by agreeing to build a second scheme to the Certified Passivhaus Standard.

The Tooley & Foster Partnership are architects for Gales Place and Accredited Passivhaus Design is providing Passivhaus Consultancy and PHPP modelling. TFP and APD are also working on the new development: Dobbins Place, Ifield, Crawley.

Dobbins Place will consist of four houses and two flats, all with two bedrooms. The development will overlook a local pond and green space.

The scheme should be submitted for planning approval at the end of February 2017.

New Passivhaus Proof of Concept Project for Community Health Partnerships

Accredited Passivhaus Design, part of The Tooley & Foster Partnership, has been appointed to carry out a Passivhaus Proof of Concept project for Community Health Partnerships, a part of the NHS.

Based on the Passivhaus analysis of a recently built health centre in Coventry, this project seeks to establish that building new health centres to the Passivhaus standard will be cost effective over a period of 25 years. By assisting GPs to move to energy efficient new health centres, improved services can be delivered to patients.