Hill Ltd, Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Low carbon homes; prototype testing
Hill Housing Ltd and Leeds Beckett University employed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate to assist in the evaluation of prototype low energy homes in Cambridge. The associate, supported by Leeds Sustainability Staff undertook design reviews, building performance testing, in use monitoring, post occupancy evaluation of the home and identified many successes and identified improvements that could be taken forward into the main multi home scheme. The homes themselves outperformed all the homes the LSI have previously tested; the performance gap that was measured was within the margin of error of the test, meaning that this may be the first home built in the UK, that has been tested, without any measurable performance gap at all.
- UK Passive House Conference, October 2019, Mainstreaming Passivhaus by 2030, Manchester, UK, ukphc.org.uk/speaker/chris-gorse