VS BIRD's comments
Mor pictures would be nice...
Looks fantastic but I'd worry about the kids falling off the roof...
I hope they've thought about how to keep the windows clean....
It would be a bit pointless to have a service station not accessible by car.... But you do have a point, Jennifer!
So Passivhaus only achieves code level 4 - presumably only in relation to energy. When you see the expensive heating kit that's put into code 6 houses where passivhausesdon't need heating you have to ask yourself about the veracity of SAP.
CSH really ought to have a post completion monitoring route as Dean Hawkes used for Crossway so that intuitive yet effective design can achieve an appropriate code certification for actual performance rather than a theoretical and flawed SAP.
Seems completely daft to me. It would make more sense to outlaw smoking indoors and transformer operated lights!
THIS IS A KICK IN THE TEETH FOR TRUE SUSTAINABILITY. Yes, nuclear is low carbon, but the legacy issues in terms of nasties left behind which will affect the planet for millennia, and the fact that the fuel supply is finite means that nuclear generated electricity CANNOT in any way, shape or form be considered sustainable.
This potential VAT cut is excellent news, but it would ideally only be applicable to works that will not increase the carbon footprint of the building, so for instance if extra area will result in extra heating, then this must be offset from energy savings elsewhere or addition of renewables.
So much calculation is required for any Building Regus submission these days that this should not be a dramatic extra!