Exeter City Living
The brilliant alternative.
Exeter City Living is building Exeter’s first city centre Passivhaus homes. These are exceptional homes for modern living, healthy to live in with seriously impressive environmental credentials. Built to exacting Passivhaus standards, Exeter City Living homes need almost no heating, have super-clean air and are built with minimal impact on the planet. We’re not your average developer – because we are owned by Exeter City Council, all profits are reinvested into our city.
What is Passivhaus?
Passivhaus buildings meet exceptionally high environmental and energy efficiency standards developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. This means excellent air quality inside with very little heating or cooling needed, whatever the weather. Every element of the design is meticulously planned, from the aspect of high-performance windows to harvest warmth and light from the sun to high levels of insulation. This holistic passive design strategy results in homes with exceptionally clean air that always feel comfortable. Passivhaus homes can reduce the energy demand of a building by up to 75% of that of a standard UK building (if built to current Building Regulation requirements).More about Passivhaus