This landmark development followed a rigorous cost benefit analysis that formed a key contribution to the business case for Foleshill. The analysis demonstrated how Passivhaus buildings will save the health system nearly £0.5m in operating costs over the 25 years after completion and how low energy design could play a significant role for the NHS as they move towards net zero emissions by 2045.
Tooley Foster have produced an overview of this research in a recent publication, ‘Reducing the cost of Healthcare Buildings with Passivhaus'. It captures detailed cost and energy usage data from two NHS health centres built in 2008 and 2014. Then compares these figures against projected data for the same buildings, but this time constructed to the Passivhaus Classic standard.
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