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CASE STUDIES

Eco Vicarages

04 May 2012
Air Tightness

Diocese of Worcester
Location : Walkers Lane, Whittington
Architects: Associated Architects
Contractors: Speller Metcalfe

This extension to one of the vicarages owned by the Diocese of Worcester was designed to the German PassivHaus standard. Exceptional levels of airtightness were required to meet the energy performance requirements of the scheme.

EH Smith assisted with a number of site visits to ensure that the project team were comfortable in meeting the airtightness target of 0.6m3/hr/m2 @ 50Pa. With some careful detailing this was achieved and as a result the energy demands of this extension were well within the 15kWh/m2/yr target.

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