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Open home: Victorian house retrofitted to Passivhaus standard - 2pm
Cumbria Action for Sustainability
See how an older house can be upgraded for ultra-low energy use, featuring clever technologies
Ticket prices
Standard ticket £ 0.00
September 7th, 2019 2:00 PM   to   3:30 PM
United Kingdom
Open home: Victorian house retrofitted to Passivhaus standard - 2pm

This open home visit in a true insight into upgrading older, traditionally-built homes. This Victorian end-terrace house has had a major retrofit to the rigorous Passivhaus standard for ultra-low-energy buildings. 

The house super-low net energy use, and the owners will explain how they've achieved it, all while maintaining the original front appearance.

Here are some of the technologies you'll see:

  • Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system (MVHR) with inline heating
  • Infrared heating by Far
  • Solar PV
  • Hot water heat battery by Sunamp PV
  • Triple glazing


There are two time options for this open home visit. This booking is for the 2pm slot.

Book for the 3:30pm slot instead


Things to know before you book

Accessibility: There are steps to the front door, as well as to the first floor and basement (some of which have limited handrail).

During the visit: You'll need to remove your shoes for the visit inside the house.


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* If you're interested in Passivhaus, take a look at these other events:

Introduction to Passivhaus PLUS specifying windows for energy performance

Visit a Passivhaus factory!

Visit a new-build Passivhaus



This event is part of the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival 2019. Thank you to our headline sponsor:


Electricity North West logo





Phone: 01768 210276
Event information
Type Site visit / Tour
Category Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival
Audience Open to all
Topic Building materials, Draughtproofing, Energy efficiency, Insulation, New-build & retrofit, Passivhaus, Renewable energy, Ventilation & airtightness
Funders Electricity North West

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