Passive Haus One
This new build dwelling in the Derbyshire Dales has been designed to Passive Haus standards to achieve near-zero carbon performance. It is currently under construction and due to be completed in 2018.
The house has a large open-plan first-floor living space with south facing glazing, absorbing passive solar heat and giving views down the beautiful Wirksworth valley. Bedrooms and utilities are located on the cooler ground floor with a large double height wall connecting the two floors via the expanded hall and double stairway. A veranda and overhanging eaves protect from overheating in the summer and allow the rooms to open to the outside through double doors.