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Tuesday 30th June, 2020
Key risks to be managed when aiming for Passivhaus Certification on large-scale projects It is poss...
Tuesday 2nd June, 2020
Should I consider 'active cooling'? After the unprecedented heat of the last few weeks we have been...
Friday 22nd May, 2020
What are the different low carbon heating systems and how do I choose the best one? The type of low...
Thursday 30th April, 2020
In the midst of the current COVID crisis it is hard to remember that at the start of the year, the A...
By Akta Raja, Wednesday 29th April, 2020
When somebody mentions pollution, you probably immediately think of cars, planes and factories belch...
Thursday 2nd April, 2020
An air source heat pump is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions and benefit from an efficient...
 
View a  recording of a webinar on Comfort, carbon & cost: Energy efficient retrofits. The webin...
 
View a recording of our  webinar on 'Low carbon heating'. The webinar is aimed at building professi...
By John Taylor, Friday 20th March, 2020
Our Associate Alex Honey has appeared in a video by a local estate agents detailing the sort of impr...
By John Taylor, Monday 16th March, 2020
Tackling rising energy bills With energy bills rising, saving money matters. What can homeown...
By John Taylor, Thursday 27th February, 2020
Our Head of Building Physics, Dr Sarah Price, is one of the main presenters of the new Retrofit Coor...
By Alma Demirdzic, Monday 15th April, 2019
We moved into our new house in July 2018. It’s not quite a certified Passivhaus as we missed the a...
By Alma Demirdzic, Tuesday 19th March, 2019
A high number of new homes are now being built with mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR)...
By Alma Demirdzic, Tuesday 19th March, 2019
In January we were joined by Andrew Fisher, Alex Honey and Michael Sollaris, formerly of Whole House...
By Akta Raja, Monday 11th February, 2019
The context 80% of the houses in the UK that exist today will still be here in 2050, by which tim...
By Akta Raja, Friday 18th January, 2019
Infiltration & Ventilation You don’t have to look far to find some straightforward definiti...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 11th December, 2018
At a recent project meeting with some Council Employees, I was describing the advantages of Passiv...
By Akta Raja, Thursday 3rd May, 2018
How airtight does your home need to be? That seems a simple question, but the answer is actually qui...
By Akta Raja, Thursday 1st March, 2018
An engineer’s viewpoint on the pros and cons of residential battery storage in 2018 You don’t h...
By Akta Raja, Monday 14th August, 2017
Enhabit likes to get things done and we like those things to be done properly.  Not least because t...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 25th July, 2017
An MVHR system is a relatively new piece of kit for the UK residential market, as our building stock...
By Akta Raja, Thursday 9th February, 2017
As of October 2016, the London Plan requires some significant reductions in carbon emissions for new...
By Akta Raja, Monday 12th December, 2016
As part of our commitment to supporting low energy design in all aspects of construction in the UK, ...
By Akta Raja, Friday 9th September, 2016
Building a comfortable low-energy home is all about the fabric right? Everybody says that a ‘fabri...
By Akta Raja, Wednesday 20th July, 2016
Today the Public Accounts Committee released their findings of their enquiry on the reasons for the ...
By Akta Raja, Thursday 5th May, 2016
On what turned out to be a balmy Spring evening, a large gathering of clients, investors, senior in...
By Akta Raja, Wednesday 4th May, 2016
The invitation to our launch was a little cryptic, but now the covers can come off and we would li...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 14th July, 2015
Summer has finally arrived and has done so with some aplomb. Wimbledon and the first Ashes test matc...
By Akta Raja, Monday 2nd December, 2013
According to the National Insulation Association windows and doors typically account for 20% of all ...
By Akta Raja, Monday 2nd December, 2013
According to the DECC Public Attitudes Tracker, 28% of us are giving a lot of thought to saving ener...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 15th October, 2013
Easy wins are those measures which can be adopted without major cost, disruption and can often be in...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 15th October, 2013
Poor design or implementation of retrofit measures can lead to unintended consequences - one of the ...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 15th October, 2013
Now that we’re (almost) through another winter, we have had a number of calls from clients who fel...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 15th October, 2013
Although statistics vary, somewhere between 16% and 19% of global power consumed is used for lightin...
By Akta Raja, Tuesday 15th October, 2013
This is our second summer of experience from one of our passivhaus retrofits. The good news is that,...
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