The Den

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An affordable, easily repeatable, and beautifully simple detached passivhaus on a challenging site.
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CO2 emissionsPrimary energy requirement
Energy target
PassivHaus

Energy and fuel use

Fuel use by type
Primary energy requirement
CO2 emissions
Renewables

Measured data from renewable generation is not yet available.

Fuel use

 Pre-developmentForecastMeasured
Electricity use - - -
Natural gas use- - -
Oil use- - -
LPG use- - -
Wood use- - -
Other Fuel - - -
 Pre-developmentForecastMeasured
Primary energy requirement - - -
Annual CO₂ emissions - - -
Annual space heat demand - - -

Renewable energy

Electricity generationForecastMeasured
Renewables Technology--
Other Renewables Tech--
Electricity consumed by generation --
Primary energy requirement
offset by renewable generation
--
Annual CO₂ emissions
offset by renewable generation
--

Calculation and targets

Whole house energy calculation method
Other whole house calculation method-
Energy target PassivHaus
Other energy targets-
Forecast heating load -

Airtightness

 DateResult
Pre-development air permeability test--
Final air permeability test--

Project description

StageOccupied
Start date
Occupation date
Location Dorchester Dorset  England
Build typeNew build
Building sectorPrivate Residential
Property typeDetached
Construction type
Other construction type
Party wall construction
Floor area 161.4
Floor area calculation method Treated Floor Area (PHPP)
Building certification  Passivhaus certified building Passivhaus certified building

Project Team

Organisation
Project lead person
Landlord or ClientDennis and Nicola Merrigan
ArchitectConker Conservation Ltd
Mechanical & electrical consultant
Energy consultantConker Conservation Ltd
Structural engineer
Quantity surveyor
ConsultantCertifier - WARM: Low Energy Building Practice
ContractorPrincipal Contracts

Design strategies

Planned occupancy
Space heating strategy
Water heating strategy
Fuel strategy
Renewable energy strategy
Passive Solar strategy
Space cooling strategy
Daylighting strategy
Ventilation strategy
Airtightness strategy
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges
Modelling strategy
Insulation strategy
Other relevant retrofit strategies
Contextual information

Building services

Occupancy
Space heating
Hot water
Ventilation
Controls
Cooking
Lighting
Appliances
Renewable energy generation system
Strategy for minimising thermal bridges

Building construction

Storeys
Volume -
Thermal fabric area -
Roof description
Roof U-value -
Walls description
Walls U-value -
Party walls description
Party walls U-value -
Floor description
Floor U-value -
Glazed doors description
Glazed doors U-value - -
Opaque doors description
Opaque doors U-value - -
Windows description
Windows U-value - -
Windows energy transmittance (G-value) -
Windows light transmittance -
Rooflights description
Rooflights light transmittance -
Rooflights U-value -