Passive Houses are highly insulated, airtight, cold
bridge free structures with triple glazing and HRV, so they require
A Tri-Solar Roof transforms a Passive House into an Energy+ House generating sufficient excess energy to power an electric car.
A 4kW Micro 91°C AE Digester-Fuel Cell eliminates the sewage connection and transforms an Energy+ House into a Passive Power House, generating sufficient excess revenue to pay the mortgage.
Combining Passive House with Green Motor Sport technology maximises the energy sold to the grid to cost effectively deliver houses without bills.
We constantly improve our technology by developing well engineered, reasonably priced concepts that solve the problems we've encountered with Energy + House Construction.
In 2006 the Passive Slab was developed, it's cheaper, quicker and better than traditional strip foundations. We complete Passive Slabs in 3-4 days and built more than 500 to date so its been a great success.
In 2008, the Twin-Stud wall and roof system was developed to produce Cold Bridge free structures without increasing costs or factory production time. It integrates perfectly with the Passive Slab, eliminates the threshold cold bridge and enables us to deliver Passive structures for the same price as a standard wall.
In 2010, the FreshR HRV system was developed to eliminate filters and ducts, switching on when somebody enters the house, self balancing and with a 7 year payback. It solves the problems associated with Ducted Heat Recovery Ventilation, like having to leave it always on, after 2 years 50% of units are unbalanced, only 10% of people in the Uk change filters and the long 45 year payback period.
In 2012, the Tri-Solar Roof was developed to generate all the energy required by a Passive House and an Electric Car and remove the kit from the plant room. A Tri-Solar Roof combines Solar Thermal/Solar PV and a roofing system into one panel and is installed for the same price as a traditional Gas Boiler/Solar Thermal hot water and heating system but eliminates the bills.
In 2014, we teamed up with Graham Taylor of Unlimited
Energy Technology to bring Green Motor Sport innovation into housing.
Micro 91°C AE Digester-Fuel Cells generate sufficient income
from the waste stream of a house to pay the mortgage. For the cost
of a sewage connection they generate 10-12kWh per kg of waste. An
average family producing 50kg of waste per week continuously generates
4kWh of electricity and 6kWh of heat.
This 160m2 Energy Plus, Solar Enhanced, Passive House in Wiltshire with 6.5kWp of PV was built in 2013/14 for £175k. The 107 SAP rating (100 is Zero Energy) confirms it generates sufficient excess energy to power the clients electric car.
When the energy generated by PV is included, the PHPP (energy usage calculator) shows an incredible negative annual energy usage of -35kWh/m2.annum. This compares favourably with the total energy (55kWh/m2.annum) a regular Passive House uses for heating (15kWh), lighting (20kWh) and hot water (20kWh). A capillary pipe ground loop connected to the Under-Floor heating manifold cools the house very efficiently in summer using 10 Degree@ 1m deep ground water.
The house was built using the Passive Slab Foundation system and Twin-Wall Timber Frame Construction method with wall, floor and roof U-values of 0.10W/m2.K and Air tightness levels of 0.45ACH@50Pa.