Having qualified as a Passive House accredited designer Declan Palmer brings another sustainable architecture skill to the practice, complementing the low carbon design philosophy on which Black were founded.
The Passive House standard can apply to both new build projects and retrofits, offering a holistic design philosophy that embraces all aspects of the building’s construction and operation. The main principles of Passive House include high performing fabric and air tightness which provide future occupants with energy saving throughout use. Part of the professional service we will offer is to identify if Passive House is an appropriate design solution, or if alternative approaches to net zero carbon are more suitable to the particular brief.
As with all commissions we begin by listening to the client and documenting their needs to define the brief before commencing with design. Passive House opportunities will be embedded within the early conversations.