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Passivhaus Social Housing

Passivhaus Social is an ongoing campaign run by the Passivhaus Trust to assist Local Authorities (LAs) and Housing Associations (HAs) in adopting and implementing the Passivhaus Standard.

The campaign so far has identified several successes as well as key issues that LAs and HAs will need to address to build Passivhaus dwellings. As a result of discussions held at previous round-table events from 2016 through to 2018, the Trust has developed guidance for social housing providers, laying out the business case of Passivhaus, as well as tips to ensure successful implementation & a whole host of useful links to further information. 


Passivhaus Social Housing: Maximising benefits, minimising costs


Social housing providers who have delivered Passivhaus homesDownload a list of local authorities & housing associations who have built Passivhaus homes in the UK here. 




Following the success of regional events held by the Passivhaus Trust in Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Yorkshire and London over the past two years, with greatly appreciated support from campaign partners and local hosts, we are now planning to hold three more events in 2019:

The 2019 Passivhaus Social campaign will move on to support clients and contractors to successfully build Passivhaus certified domestic and non-domestic dwellings. 

If you are a Local Authority, a Housing Association, or a contractor and would like to become involved, please email to register interest.


Past Events

Videos and presentations below unearth how some forward thinking councils have succeeded and identify potential common barriers that may have so far hindered adopting Passivhaus into green agendas and policies.



Previous Presentations

Cardiff - 22 May 2019 

Glasgow - 29 May 2018

Birmingham - 12 September 2017

Bristol - 12 July 2017


Case studies



Knights Place, Gale & Snowden
Wimbish Passivhaus, Parsons + Whittley for Hastoe HA Burnham Overy Staithe Circle Housing, Rainham
Erneley Close, 2E Architects Agar Grove - London Borough of Camden Passivhaus Public Pool - Exeter City Council Wilmcote House Step by Step Retrofit
Goldsmith Street nears completion, Mikhail Riches Primrose Park in Plymouth Chester Long Court, Gale & Snowden Gales Place, Accredited Passivhaus Designers

Ackerman Road for Lambeth Council Saffron Acres,  Rg + p Ltd




#PHsocial @PassivhausTrustFurther Information

Previous PHT story: Appetite for Passivhaus in Scotland - 8 June 2018 

Previous PHT story: Passivhaus Social Housing – Cost Research – 29 June 2017

Previous PHT story: Greens call for Passivhaus standards on council owned land - 28 July 2015

Why more housing providers should be building to Passivhaus Standard – 24 Housing: 16 March 2017

Shelter's report on building a better future for social housing

Touchinng the voids - Sustainable Homes

Climate Action Co-Benefits Toolkit - Ashden

UK Climate Emergency Network




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