Thomas Vale in JV to bid for Passivhaus schemes

6 January 2012

Midlands contractor Thomas Vale has formed a joint venture with an architectural firm to capitalise on their success building the UK’s first ever Passivhaus standard accredited primary school, reports Construction Enquirer.

Thomas Vale and Archetype have just completed the school for the Wolverhampton City Council at no extra cost to that of traditional construction techniques and the so-called ‘standardised schools’ concepts.

Thomas Vales believes the energy savings in building operation will convince local authorities to use the approach, which offers many benefits of standardised design, reduced procurement times and  energy savings of at least 80%.

Tony Hyde, group managing director said: “Standardised schools are proving more and more expensive, not only that, they distract away from the learning establishments own identity, the schools values and its visions, he told the web site.

Jonathan Hines, Director, Architype added: “Passivhaus offers radically low energy consumption together with optimised comfort for occupants.”

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