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28th January 2022


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Largescale Passivhaus solutions

QODA has been appointed primarily as the Passivhaus and sustainability consultants for the University of the West of England’s 2000-unit  Student Accommodation scheme, having previously worked with the university to produce a sustainability design guide helping to address their 2030 zero carbon targets. The project has now secured full planning and one of the key drivers is the requirement for the project to meet the Passivhaus standard.

UWE Passivhaus Student Accommodation
UWE Passivhaus Student Accommodation

QODA is also working with St Peter’s College, Oxford on their first Passivhaus development. Under QODA’s leadership, the college committed to the Passivhaus Low Energy Building standard as a key approach to delivering its sustainable building outcomes.

The University of Loughborough’s first Passivhaus construction project: SportPark P4 development, is also now underway. The building is expected to score Passivhaus Classic or even Passivhaus Plus.  QODA is providing the MEP and sustainability design services.

QODA is working with the University of Oxford on the renovations to the Grade II listed Court Place Gardens accommodation building. The scheme aims to achieve Net Zero Carbon for the site by adopting the Passivhaus standard, combined with renewable energy systems.

QODA is also working with the London Borough of Ealing as Net Zero Carbon Champions on their extensive residential development. QODA is employing Passivhaus modelling and assessment to inform the design and deliver Ealing’s commitment to carbon reduction. Ealing Council is developing its net zero carbon design guide and has identified Certified Passivhaus building as a key part of its strategy.

Low carbon heating and renewables

In a less high profile, but no less important way, Green Building Renewables seeks to set the highest standards for delivering outstanding renewable installations supported by excellent technical advice on low carbon heating and renewable technologies.

Low energy building laboratory

Green Building Store’s building team acts as a laboratory for the business testing out new products and approaches. Its Denby Dale Passivhaus, completed in 2010, was the first Passivhaus built using cavity wall construction in the UK. It has also worked on and shared its findings on a number of innovative approaches to internal wall insulation in hard-to-treat buildings.

Published 28th January 2022

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