FAKRO roof windows in award winning Passivhaus design

The Arts University Bournemouth Passivhaus Studios, designed by Frias-Robles Associates Ltd , was a finalist in the ‘Best Education Building’ Category of the LABC Building Excellence Awards and won ‘Best Sustainable Project’ in the Regional LABC Awards. Totalling 1,250m2 and used for architecture, photography and fine art courses, they are the first Passivhaus university buildings (for teaching) in the country. FAKRO FTT triple-glazed roof windows, which were installed in a Kalzip ‘Falzinc’ system, provide a U-value which is significantly lower than the Passivhaus benchmark and are a key feature of the airtight design. Though required to meet a standard of 0.6 Air Changes (ACH) / hour @ 50Pa the buildings actually achieved 0.19.