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AJ Retrofit Awards Success

The 100 Princedale Road refurbishment project was announced as the overall winner in the Housing (Small) category of the AJ Retrofit Awards which took place on 12th September in London.

Pellings acted as Employer's Agent and Cost Consultant on the refurbishment project that took place on a c1850 house in a Notting Hill conservation area. It formed part of a project led by social housing provider Octavia Housing, and funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). The aim was to develop a template for a home that that is 'future proofed' against fuel poverty, and could be replicated cost-effectively.

The house was the first retrofit project in the UK to be certified to the PassivHaus EnerPHit refurbishment standard, (an ultra low energy house that requires little energy for space heating or cooling), with the annual energy consumption for all space heating and cooling no more than 15 kWh/m2 per year. The average UK home uses 130kWh of energy per m2 per year for heating and cooling.

The now occupied house was completed in March 2011 - Wolfgang Feist, the founder of PassivHaus, presented the team with the certificate, saying : "Congratulations! This project certainly is one of the most advanced worldwide; you've done a great job".

The project has also been nominated in two categories at the Sustainable Housing Awards, with the winners set to be announced next month. It will also be showcased as an exemplar project at Open House London 2012.

For more information on the project contact Alan Davison on

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