University of East Anglia embraces Passivhaus building

31 May by


Great article in the Guardian highlighting the innovation of the University of East Anglia, as it uses local materials to create a low carbon, low impact building for its Enterprise Centre.

“We wanted to create the ultimate sustainable building,” says professor John French, CEO of the Adapt Low Carbon Group which commissioned the building and shepherded its construction. “Our brief was to make The Enterprise Centre low carbon, both in operation and during construction, and to stimulate the local economy.” It’s built on a former brownfield site.

The building has ultra low energy usage, due in part to a thatched roof and walls, satisfying the Passivhaus standards for energy consumption.

Read more about this amazing building on the Guardian website