West Kent Green Open Homes

17 - 18 May 2014

Property 07 - 'PassivHaus' Rural Regeneration Centre, Hadlow

Energy-saving improvements

  • Low-cost improvements
    Low-cost improvements
  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: heat
    Renewables: heat
  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Rural Regeneration Centre, Hadlow College, Blackmans Lane
Hadlow
Tonbridge
Kent
TN11 0AX

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Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Sunday 18 May
10am - 4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

This iconic building is a showcase of low carbon technology, constructed in 2010.
One of the first educational establishments in the UK to achieve PassivHaus certification it uses just 10% of the typical energy uses of an equivalent modern building. It was built using prefabricated structured insulated panels and was erected in just 3 days and water and airtight within 10 days.
Located at the College Dairy on Blackmans Lane, the building is a sympathetic conversion of and extension to redundant calf sheds. It includes a visible energy monitoring display to showcase the consumption of the building.
The centre is designed to focus on researching, developing, influencing and supporting the sustainable rural regeneration agenda in the UK.

Features include:
• Passive solar design
• Underfloor heating powered by a ground source heat pump, and cooling unit to prevent overheating in summer.
• Triple glazed windows
• Automatic clerestory windows to aid ventilation
• Water-less urinals, low flush toilets (2 litres instead of 7) and timed water-saver taps
• Walls insulated to 400mm
• Timber frame wall panels with recycled ‘blown’ cellulose insulation and clad in larch from sustainably-managed forests
• A number of walls deliberately constructed of dense concrete blocks, designed to absorb the heat from low sunlight.
• Provision for a green roof

The Rural Regeneration Centre is an information hub for the West Kent Open Homes event.

Public Transport:
Bus routes 7 & 77 run along A26, then a short walk to the Rural Regeneration Centre.

Car: Parking available in the centre car park

For more information on the building visit:
www.eurobuilduk.co.uk/project/hadlow-college/
and
www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/projects/detail/?cId=18#.U161c8cYRJl

Location

Rural Regeneration Centre, Hadlow College, Blackmans Lane
Hadlow
Tonbridge
Kent
TN11 0AX

View on map

Opening times

17 - 18 May 2014
Sunday 18 May
10am - 4pm

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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