Off to the big smoke tomorrow to join Marine from Enhabit on stage at the UK Passivhaus Conference. Looking forward to sharing what we've learnt and experienced during the build and what it's like now to live in a Passivhaus.
That's roughly the percentage of certified Passivhaus and EnerPHit projects to 'ordinary' houses, in this neck of the woods (NW England) according to IPHA's map anyway (excerpt below). Assumed approximately 2m homes (thanks Google) on this map.
Not exactly mainstream yet then.
It does feel like we are in our own little bubble, as the triple glazing and air-tightness cuts out almost all external noise. We sleep through aircraft overhead, thunder and even a police car chase that ended in our next door neighbour's front garden!
What's remarkable is that even though it's quiet at night, you still can't hear PAUL wafting his air around.
Works two ways, of course, so when the kiddies are having a riot, at least we're not disturbing the neighbours.
Russel and Anna Hayden