23 March 2016
Passivhaus Project Complete!
The key handover ceremony for a sustainable housing project took place today at Allotment Road, Sarisbury Green.
Six new homes, constructed to Passivhaus Certification Standards, have been built and funded by Fareham Borough Council with assistance from the Home and Communities Agency’s (HCA) 2015-2018 Affordable Homes Programme.
The core focus of the standard is to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, whilst also creating excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels.
Now that they are complete, the two bedroom homes will be rented to families on the Council’s housing list.
A ground breaking ceremony took place to commemorate the start of construction last year.
Executive Member for Health and Housing, Cllr Mrs Kay Mandry said, “I am thrilled these homes are now complete as they can set an example for houses we wish to provide in the future.”
Justin Elliott, Divisional Director with Interserve, the international support services and construction group responsible for building the project, said, “Interserve are proud to have successfully constructed Fareham Borough Council’s first ever full Passivhaus accredited houses at Coldeast Close, Sarisbury. This innovative pilot scheme offers a new solution for homes within sustainable communities.”
Energy performance of the homes will be monitored for twelve months to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of Passivhaus.