Located at the junction of London Road and Springfield Road in the East End of the city, the 36-home development was delivered by CCG and hub West Scotland on behalf of West of Scotland Housing Association with multi-utility support provided by Arc-Tech MU.
A home or building designed to a Passivhaus standard maximises airtightness and reduces heat loss to such a degree that conventional heating systems are no longer required.
In the instance of Springfield Cross, designed by Robert Potter & Partners, airtightness is enhanced through a Fabric First approach where reduced thermal bridging and junctions minimise areas for heat to escape whilst measures such as deeper insulated wall zones and the use of low U-value components – triple-glazed windows and enhanced door sets – combine to further improve performance.
Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) is used to circulate clean air throughout each home whilst the plot itself will be configured to maximise energy from natural daylight to deliver a very comfortable internal temperature regardless of how cold it is outside.
The results for the occupier are drastically lower fuel bills as a result of the reduced energy consumption which, in the instance of this development, can be as much as 90% per property.
Arc-Tech MU’s dual-fuel services package included Gas and Electrical and more information on this project can be found HERE< back