This all-electric social housing project will help to manage both emissions and energy costs for occupants, whilst delivering outstanding quality and comfort. Part of the Salford regeneration masterplan, it is set to be the first of its kind in the northwest of England and the biggest Passivhaus social housing scheme in the region.
Greenhaus is a nine-storey development of 96 one and two-bedroom apartments, with retail space at ground floor, in the heart of the city. Working alongside Buttress Architects, we are the appointed Passivhaus consultants for this project
Properties that are built to Passivhaus standards enjoy reduced heating energy consumption of around 90% compared to traditional housing stock, and 70% compared to typical new builds, helping residents to reduce their fuel bills and cut their carbon footprints.
The homes at Greenhaus will benefit from triple-glazed windows, excellent levels of airtightness, and carefully installed insulation, using minimal energy for heating and cooling. As an all-electric project, it supports the transition to low-carbon energy sources, incorporating energy generation from solar PV, with domestic hot water produced by air source heat pumps.
Located opposite Salford Cathedral, the project will also include new public electric vehicle parking spaces, and a public square.
“We’re excited to be involved with this project, which is set to be the biggest Passivhaus project yet in Manchester and one of the largest in the UK at 96 dwellings. It is great to see these larger projects coming forwards as Passivhaus gains momentum; helping manage both emissions and energy costs, whilst also delivering outstanding quality housing and comfort for future occupants." - Gwilym Still, Passivhaus Leader, Max Fordham