Passivhaus for Local Authorities
In the lead up to the 2015 May Election, Passivhaus formed a core component of the Green Party's energy and housing policies in their 2015 manifesto (Chapter 4: Energy & Climate - p21). They also produced a flat pack campagin guide on Passivhaus Standards for new housing, with examples of negotiation tactics, draft letters, and other sources of information.
During 2016, the Trust held a number of events for leading-edge local authorities and housing associations who have adopted, or are considering adopting, the Passivhaus standard. The aim was to find out what they have tried to do and why. The videos below unearth how they’ve succeeded and identify potential common barriers that are stopping them adopting Passivhaus into their green agenda's.
The Trust are launching a campaign in 2017 that will focus on developing guidance for Local Authorities & Housing Associations. If you are an LA or HA and would like to be involved, or you would like to become a campaign partner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest.
The adoption of Passivhaus within Norwich City Council: Ben Binns, Hamson Barron Smith
Encouraging local authorities to adopt Passivhaus: Andrew Cooper, Green Party
Procurement approaches: Emma Osmundsen, Exeter City Council
Costs and Value: John Lefever, Hastoe Housing
Passivhaus Trust on Vimeo
More details on the 2017 campaign coming soon.