Oliver Cooper Passes Passive House Exam

We are really pleased to announce that Oliver Cooper is now a Certified Passive House Designer, having passed the exam held by the University of Strathclyde. This has been a long-term goal for Oliver and builds on his previous expertise in low energy retrofit and hygrothermal risk.

Passive House is a comprehensive design & construction philosophy that results in heating and cooling-related energy savings of over 75% versus average new builds.  A building can only be certified as a Passive House if it is designed and verifiably built to stringent criteria on thermal and acoustic comfort, on air quality and energy demand.

FRR has long advocated a #fabricfirst approach to reducing energy use and a sensitive, context-specific, whole-building approach to retrofit of existing buildings. We are very pleased to be able to offer this design experience, which we see as vital as we prepare to adopt the RIBA’s #2030challenge for achieving net zero carbon buildings by 2030.