This 'Phase 2' final report followed the completion of the 'Phase 1' interim report which was completed 2 years earlier and was therefore limited to Post Construction and Early Occupation. This final report incorporates information from the earlier report.
This report is the result of two years 'Phase 2' in-depth monitoring of the performance of the Camden Passivhaus in collaboration with academic partners. The report was funded by the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board, and is important research because it tests one of the UK's first Passive House projects, completed in 2010. It contains the full and detailed findings of the research team which looked at all aspects of the building, including the construction and in-use comfort, performance and health. The research was led by bere:architects who collaborated with Professor Dr Ian Ridley, of University College London and RMIT Australia, in order to provide an independent technical evaluation of the building's performance. The entire research and peer review team is credited at the front of the report.
The building's construction and performance characteristics were rigorously assessed by bere:architects with our academic partner, and two leading building performance experts carried out a peer review service for the Technology Strategy Board. These were the TSB Project Officer, Frank Ainscow and the Project Evaluator, Jason Palmer (also of Cambridge Architectural Research).
The Technology Strategy Board praised the research project execution, stating: "The project was carried out efficiently and according to Plan. There was some delay in completing the Final Report because of resource limitations. This was one of the lowest cost projects and represents very good value for the TSB."
The substantial appendices to the report have not been uploaded at this stage due to the confidentiality implications of publishing the appendices in an entirely open forum. We will provide the appendices to academics on a discretionary basis. However, even without the appendices, the main report contains an immense amount of detail that we hope will be of interest to academics, professionals, policy makers and members of the public who may be considering whether to commission a Passive House.