28 Aug 2009
We at Touchwood Homes built our first energy efficient home in the mid 90s this was Passiv Haus standard before Passiv Haus was invented. We are now producing houses to this standard across the nation and we feel that there is no reason why every home shouldn't be built this way. They require no standard space heating system the only heating requirement is for a small amount of energy for heating domestic hot water when the solar thermal panels are not producing.
With the installation of Photovoltaics they can be zero carbon, it is not difficult, the technology exists now, it only has to be adopted by our oh so traditional stick in the mud construction industry. The new construction officer can come to see us anytime.