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.
This thermal image, from a 1960s house that we’re eco upgrading, shows how heat can be so easily lost at weak points in the structure. Each colour line represents the same temperature and the cold spot in the corner (where the yellow comes close to the inner face) is prone to mould growth.
Taking the time to ensure that construction details are thermally robust and new appliances and fittings are efficient can make a huge difference to a building’s performance – and significantly reduce energy bills.
Through such simple measures, for instance, my own family home generates £50’s worth of surplus electricity annually.
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 Sustainable Business Network and the Low Carbon Kent Network.