QODA were appointed as MEP and Passivhaus Consultants working alongside the Developers and professional team across nine sites in Cambridgeshire, totalling over 775 new dwellings. At the heart of this development was the target of achieving Passivhaus accreditation for all the dwellings. QODA’s Passivhaus designers led the conceptual design, fully committed to a fabric first approach to energy efficiency and low carbon approaches to architectural, structural, and building services design strategies.

Our in-house expertise ensured close co-ordination with MEP plant selection, metering strategies and sustainable design solutions to enhance the Passivhaus design. The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) modelling was key in monitoring the design development and sustainability. In addition, the Development has several Photovoltaic panels generating solar power for hot water and heating with feed-in tariffs back to the National Grid. QODA contributed to and advised on local and global pollution issues, health and wellbeing, human centric design, and creating social value in the community in the early planning stages with the local authorities.