Pre-construction manager for Retrofit and Decarbonisation at Seddon, Regan Costello, recently shared his thoughts with Housing Digital on how affordable Passivhaus techniques can help the energy revolution in housing.
As the construction industry faces increased pressure to reduce carbon emissions as well as to help households with the challenges of fuel poverty, Regan believes that Passivhaus can play a key role in the wider solution. The article covers Seddon’s partnership with Salford City Council to build 392 Passivhaus homes over six different projects, with adapted Passivhaus techniques to achieve affordable and sustainable housing. Regan discusses how the inaugural project, Brassington Avenue, helped Seddon to gain valuable learnings that were then applied to the future projects.
In this article, Regan also discusses the need for the industry to work collectively to develop proactive and forward-thinking sustainability initiatives to reach net-zero and improve the country’s housing stock, and the role that Passivhaus plays in this. As well as the goal to reach net-zero, the industry has a responsibility to future proof our housing to reduce levels of fuel poverty. By using methods that create Passivhaus standard homes that are scalable and affordable, Regan believes this could form part of the solution that will go on to benefit residents, communities and the wider environment for generations to come.
To read more on Regan’s opinion on a sustainable future for the construction industry, head to the Housing Digital website.