PassivHaus, Regeneration of the Future

With the spotlight on house builders to produce enough units for the country’s ever-growing population, the Government bringing in new guidelines will force them to focus on regeneration alongside reducing carbon emissions and creating a cleaner built environment.

One specific company based in London and the South East, Hill Group, is diving in headfirst at the deep end by teaming up with Camden Councils Community Investment Programme to deliver 95 PassivHaus homes, and is about to commence the third phase. The Agar Grove is set to be the largest regeneration development in the UK.

This type of development keeps to strict margins to reduce costs and outgoings for homeowners and residents. This is done by using high insulation levels and airtightness, minimising fuel poverty and providing a better quality of life. Rooftop gardens and planting have been developed to promote different types of habitats and biodiversities.

Hill Group has also partnered with the Cambridge City Council to focus on reducing the environmental impact of new and old homes within the city. By delivering 67 brand new sustainable council homes, Phase Two at Colville Road will contain several energy-efficient features, including electric vehicle charging points, photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, and a wastewater heat recovery system that transfers heat from waste shower water into the cold-water supply.

By Housebuilders and Developers stepping up to protect the built environment, producing sustainable homes is the way forward to creating and keeping our planet a cleaner and greener space.