Melfield Gardens

Etude are acting as Passivhaus consultants on this new build, social housing project, in two blocks.

Working closely with the design team from RIBA Stage 1 and collaborated with the architect on the building forms, construction build-up and reducing thermal bridges through junctions.

The client had set a clear requirement not to connect the buildings to the gas grid. We have therefore also collaborated closely with the client and the MEP engineer on a comparison of different heating systems with the objective of achieving low carbon, affordable heat without creating a significant maintenance burden. This was reviewed through a detailed assessment matrix.

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