A Fabric First Approach to Low Energy Buildings

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Thoughts and musings

A ‘fabric first’ approach is where the building itself does the work and there’s no reliance on energy efficient devices like solar panels – instead the building absorbs the sun’s energy through south facing glass windows for example. This approach is part of the Passivhaus standard towards low energy buildings. Fabric first is arguably one of the best ways in meeting green standards for the UK, and there are Devon Architects working on implementing this approach in the South West.