New School

Posted 8th June 2010

Passivhaus

Conker Conservation Ltd are working on designs for a Passivhaus Standard primary school in Kent.  Colliers Green School is a very successful rural school, with very forward thinking Head, staff and governors.  They were dismayed at the apathy displayed by conventional designers when given the brief for an ultra-low energy building.  No so at Conker, we have researched primary school design in the UK and found many exemplary buildings completed in the last 10 years. Regrettably, these are dwarfed by the number of average buildings with poor energy performance, almost none meet the DECC guidelines for electricity consumption. A passivhaus school recently completed in Redberg, near Frankfurt has given us confidence that we can achieve the standard.  Fund raising is currently underway.