Adams Row EnerPHit
- Client: Grosvenor
- Architect & PassivHaus Designer: Sturgis Carbon Profiling
- Structural Engineer: Hurst Pierce + Malcolm
- Contractor: Gaysha Ltd
- Location: London
- Building Standard: EnerPHit (PassivHaus Retro)
The Adams Row ‘retrofit’ for Grosvenor is one of the first privately rented EnerPHit homes in central London. It is an integral part of the Grosvenor’s plan for carbon emissions reductions.
The Victorian property was built as a stable and coach house in 1720 and converted to residential use between 1886-1892. The retrofit aim was to maintain all its existing historical features whilst delivering an efficient building to the highest standards.
SCP’s approach included:
- Highly efficient internal insulation including breathable aerogel so as to achieve low u-values on existing façades whilst maintaining their historic characteristics
- Replacement of all existing single glazed windows with triple glazed, timber, PassivHaus certified windows that were identical when viewed externally
- Re-use of viable sanitary ware and use of high recycled content materials to reduce the carbon footprint
- Cold bridge free design
- Use of air-tightness breathable membranes and air-tightness taping to eliminate air leakage
- Use of Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation (MHRV) to reduce heating demand, and highly efficient condensing boiler to ensure most of the fuel used is turned into heating
SCP was engaged both as architect and certified PassivHaus designer, thoroughly monitoring the project on site through to completion to ensure that the building would comply with EnerPHit Standards. SCP also provided PassivHaus and airtightness training workshops for the contractor and client.
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