Passiv Case Studies
Smart hybrid heat pumps provide the UK’s pathway of choice to decarbonise heat
Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) commenting on the potential for smart hybrid heat pumps in the CCC’s November 2018 report
Taking a hybrid approach to decarbonise domestic heating
Decarbonising heat is going to be challenging. Colin Calder, CEO of PassivSystems argues for an approach that utilises both electricity and gas on a domestic level to provide low carbon warmth.
Freedom: the key to carbon, comfort and cost in home heating
The Freedom Project is investigating the potential of multi-fuel, hybrid home heating systems to address the balance between energy security, social impact and environmental security to deliver comfort, carbon and cost.
PassivSystems saves Goldfield Partners thousands in Solar PV management and administration costs
The reduction in the Feed-in-Tariff has created numerous challenges for the Solar PV industry.
Maximising solar returns for social housing
In pursuing their efforts to address fuel poverty, many social housing landlords face some unique challenges in tackling the pressures to keep rental and energy costs as low as possible while complying with increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards.
PassivSystems and Parsons Brinckerhoff identify 40% savings
While the use of district heat networks is well established in some countries, they currently supply just 2% of the UK’s total heat demand. Whilst this is a small contribution at present, an Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) forecast suggests that decentralised heat networks could cost-effectively supply over 40% of the UK’s peak space heat capacity needs by 2050. However, fulfilling this potential means addressing some of the fundamental issues that have troubled district heating schemes in the past.
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