People + Place Architects

Sustainable Architects in Kent


Sustainability has always been important to me, so I have a thorough understanding of energy efficient construction, natural materials and renewable technologies.

I am a certified Passive House Architect – a whole building energy methodology that is one of the toughest in the world and gives very reliable outcomes. It is one of the most dependable methods of ensuring your eco house performs in the way you expect it to. There’s a little more information on it in this article that I contributed to.

This before and after thermal image, from a 1960s house that we’re upgrading, shows how heat can be so easily lost at weak points in the structure.

Each colour line represents the same temperature and the old cold spot in the corner (where the yellow comes close to the inner face) was prone to mould growth.

Taking the time to ensure that construction details are thermally robust, like the improved performance shown, can make a huge difference to a building’s performance – and significantly reduce energy bills.

NPPF 79 Innovation

This knowledge means I have helped deliver several NPPF 79 projects that gained planning permission due to their “outstanding or innovative” nature.

So get in touch if you are interested in either Passivhaus or NPPF 79 schemes.

I am also a member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building, the Passivhaus Trust, Kent Wildlife Trust, the Low Carbon Kent Network, and the Sustainable Business Network.

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