Two new passivhaus schools complete in Carmarthanshire

The schools are the first built products of the innovative Patrwm 21 model;a Passivhaus pattern-book approach for delivering schools under the Welsh 21stCentury Schools investment programme. Patrwm 21, (welsh language for Pattern 21), was developed by design and construction specialists Dawnus Construction, Architype and WSP, who collaborated to answer Welsh Government’s desire to achieve better educational outcomes from the 21stCentury Schools programme. The model aims to maximise capital investment, while delivering consistently high quality and sustainable environments for pupils and teaching staff through the Passivhaus standard, as well as complementing the other agendas of Welsh Government, including the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015.