Planning for Passivhaus infill housing
August 2022

Archio has received planning permission for 3 houses – designed to Passivhaus principles – in the London Borough of Newham. The pink block on a tight corner site has been designed at a very early stage with form, orientation, heating and cooling in mind, to make it as energy-efficient as possible. The proposal features 3 houses that will replace an end-of-terrace garage site.

We believe firmly that creating housing on small sites is a sustainable way to provide new homes and densify the city. While this project may be a micro scheme, it punches above its weight and contributes to the character of the local area. Using Passivhaus principles at the earliest stage makes it much easier to retain energy efficiency in the long run, which is vital on every development, large or small.

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