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Thornhill Primary School - a Passivhaus school for Central Bedfordshire

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings Seminar Event

September 2, 2020


ECD associate director Gary Alston will be presenting our Thornhill Primary School project as part of the Passivhaus for Educational Buildings seminar on 23 September.

This session provides a closer look at school case studies in England & Wales to back up the policy and precedence discussed in the preliminary session. Hear viewpoints from clients, designers and contractors involved with delivering Passivhaus schools.

This is the fourth and final session in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others involved with delivering educational buildings to the Passivhaus standard.

Passivhaus is a quality assured standard and methodology for low energy building, which can help create buildings which use around 75% less energy than standard practice for UK.

Our Thornhill Primary school project is expanding the existing school from a 1-form entry school to a 3-form entry school with a new building designed to the Passivhaus Standard and refurbishment / remodelling works to the existing building to enable both new and old to be holistically brought together.

The design follows the principles of circular economy with materials selected for their low embodied carbon, and both materials and buildings considered for their possible future uses and recyclability. For this reason, CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) was selected as the primary structural material for the building.

For details see the Passivhaus website event details page.