Consulting engineers Encraft Ltd have provided Passivhaus consultancy to the first new build homes to achieve Passivhaus certification in the East Midlands. Nine new homes have been completed as part of a multi-million pound regeneration programme by emh homes to provide affordable housing in Erewash, Derbyshire. Three have received “Passivhaus” accreditation, the gold standard for low energy housing. These three homes are the first new build homes to achieve Passivhaus certification in the East Midlands. A celebration event at Sandiacre saw neighbourhood representatives and partners come together to mark the completion of nine new homes at Hart Lea, the site of a former elderly person housing scheme.
The new homes are part of a larger regeneration project by the housing association to provide the kind of affordable homes that Derbyshire people need. Neighbouring sites are currently being developed by emh homes at Town Street and Vine Crescent. The aim is to replace outmoded and difficult-to-let properties with high quality homes that have low running costs.
Helen Brown, Head of Building Physics at Encraft and Passivhaus Consultant for the Hart Lea project, said: “We were pleased to use our expertise on Passivhaus to enable certification of this landmark residential project for emh homes. Going forward, it’d be great if this project could provide a stimulus for the uptake of Passivhaus in the East Midlands region.”
For further information contact Sameer Shirodkar at Encraft firstname.lastname@example.org