Brandwood End Passive Solar

Today sees the official opening of the passive solar spaces we designed on behalf of Waterloo Housing for the latest phase of Brandwood End in Kings Heath. Thanks to funding assistance from Birmingham City Council we’ve been able to provide two storey glazed spaces to the rear of ten houses of mixed tenure. Designed as flexible spaces alongside the kitchen/dining room we believe that the life style benefits of sun spaces are equally as important as the energy/economic benefits.

Brandwood Passive Solar (1) Brandwood Passive Solar

Like our work in the refurbishment field, we’ll also be doing extensive post-occupancy monitoring of these properties over the next 3 years. We gave a short presentation at Ecobuild this year covering all these issues and the slides are available online.


  1. » Blog Archive » local news said,

    April 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    […] the afternoon with Director of Housing, Elaine Elkington and Councilor John Lines at the opening of our passive solar experiment in Kings Heath. This marks the beginning of 3 years of post-occupancy monitoring we’ll be doing in […]

  2. Chris Duggan said,

    May 1, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Great to see the Council investing in this sort of thing. I trust Waterloo Housing is upgrading the insulation at the same time!

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