Teaching campus with biomass combined heat & power
fueled by stable waste
Mud brick lined with SIPs.
technology complemented by new technology.
Mud brick barns converted
to energy efficient houses
brick barns before restoration, now made useable by
heated by Biomass & passive solar design
brick structural insulated panels
Innovative and sustainable technology
always consider the most appropriate technologies for the
job, whatever the style or function of the building. Designs
incorporate natural heating and cooling using orientation
(passive solar gain), natural ventilation, thermal mass and
insulation. We have been at the forefront in promoting
renewable technologies such as waste powered biomass
Combined Heat & Power and heat pump systems. KWA employ the
latest technologies such as “off site construction” and
“structural insulated panels” (SIPs) combined with
traditional construction where this is more appropriate.
Mud brick conversion, Suffolk
-An example of this is the restoration of eighteenth century
mud brick barns using lime renders and paints but lined with
the latest SIPs system making it possible to retain the
existing mud brick structure while making the derelict
buildings into energy efficient houses.
Teaching Campus, Suffolk
– Replacement of oil fired heating and electricity with
biomass combined heat and power system fuelled by on site
stable waste. This has converted the whole campus from a high
carbon user to a positive energy contributor. This is part
of phased improvements and extensions that KWA have designed
over a ten year period.
Offices and staff accommodation Cheshire
– Biomass heating serving administration and residential
accommodation for 20 staff using stable waste from site
(next phase is to add electrical generation CHP). Passive
solar design, highly insulated, high thermal mass, passive
ventilation, rainwater harvesting.
Laundry and service yard, Suffolk
- Off site construction using brick/insulation/concrete
panels constructed in a Belgium factory and Structural
Insulated Panel roofs enabling this to be constructed in
record time during a snowy winter.
Arts & Crafts style “suntrap” house Herefordshire
– Orientation for passive solar gain, conservatory used as
solar collector with vents to distribute heat. High levels
of thermal mass and insulation. Re-use of stone from
derelict buildings on site. Borehole water.
Two hostels and a house, Norfolk
– Air source heat pumps, passive solar design, passive
ventilation, external insulated render, high thermal mass,
Four flats and 1 house, Norfolk
– Air source heat pumps, Passive solar design, high thermal
mass, rainwater harvesting.