The monitored performance of the first new London dwelling certified to the Passive House standard is presented. The first detailed analysis of the energy consumption of the heating, ventilation and domestic hot water systems are given. The annual space heating demand of the 2 bedroom, 101m2 dwelling was 12.1 kWh/m2, achieving the 15kWh/m2 Passive House target. The annual primary energy demand was 125kWh/m2, marginally above the 120 kWh/m2 target. The measured internal heat gains of 3.65 W/m2 are much greater than the 2.1 W/m2 suggested as standard for dwellings. The Passive House Planning Package, PHPP, is found to be a good predictor of space heating demand and the risk of summer time over heating. Winter space heating demand is sensitive to occupant blind use. With a total metered energy consumption of 65kWh/m2, the Camden Passive house is one of the lowest energy, small family dwellings, monitored in the UK.




Ridley, I, Clarke, A, Bere, J, Altamirano-Medina, H, Lewis, S, Durdev, M and Farr, A 2013,

'The monitored performance of the first new London dwelling certified to the Passive House

standard', Energy and Buildings, vol. 63, pp. 67-78.

2013 Elsevier


Ian Ridley1, Alan Clarke2, Justin Bere3, Hector Altamirano4, Sarah Lewis3, Mila Durdev3, Andrew Farr5

1 School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne,VIC 3001, Australia.

2 Alan Clarke Consultants, The Woodland, Whitecroft, Lydney, GL15 4PL, UK.

3 Bere Architects, London, Mildmay Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA, UK.

4 The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H 0NN London, UK.

5 The Green Building Store, Heath House Mill, Heath House Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield HD7 4JW

Corresponding author ian.ridley@rmit.edu,au.

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