Cathal Montague, Farrans Construction’s regional director for buildings in England, explains what makes Passivhaus the next generation of care home sustainability and why we are likely to hear a lot more about it in 2023
Leading building contractor Farrans Construction is developing an extensive portfolio in the senior living and care sector. Two of its current projects are targeting the high standard of Passivhaus accreditation. Cathal Montague, Farrans’ regional director for buildings in England, explains what makes Passivhaus the next generation of care home sustainability and why we are likely to hear a lot more about it in 2023
The term Passivhaus - German for ‘passive house’ - has been discussed in the industry for over two decades, ever since the rating system was developed by The Passivhaus Institute in Germany. However, it has taken a long time for its benefits to be adopted, not only by this sector but by the UK as a whole. Now we are seeing real movement in this field as forward-thinking local authorities and private developers future-proof their buildings for the long term.
Passivhaus represents the next generation of sustainable building and we are working with our client Central Bedfordshire Council on the delivery of two such schemes in their region – Marigold House in Leighton Buzzard, and Steppingley Road Senior Living Village in Flitwick. The latter, when complete, will be one of the largest single buildings constructed to a Passivhaus standard in the UK
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