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Loughborough University SportPark Pavilion 4

Working for the University and coordinating closely with the designer and contractor to provide Passivhaus certification assessment, consultancy input and site quality benchmark site visits for an open plan office building completed in early 2023. The building is a new wing to an existing building and is visually identical. Detailed energy performance monitoring is being […]

Thornhill Primary

Etude carried out Passivhaus certification and consultancy support for a new 3 form entry Primary school in Bedfordshire. The school replaced an existing single form entry school on the same site. Etude carried out pre-planning and detailed design Passivhaus certification reviews, completed site quality visits and workshops and awarded Passivhaus certification in 2022. Our feedback […]

Goldsmith Street

102 homes for a local authority designed by Mikhail Riches Architects and built by RG Carters. The design seeks to provide sunny, light filled homes with very low fuel bills of approximately £150 per year. The scheme won the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize. Will South was the Passivhaus certifier for this development. The scheme is […]

Primrose Park

This development used local trades and construction methods to deliver 72 simple and cost-effective social rent homes on a large site in Plymouth. Will South was the Passivhaus Certifier, working for the housing association client from planning to completion. Detailed design reviews for quality assurance were undertaken, giving feedback on calculations and design, as well […]