Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Social

Passivhaus Social is an ongoing campaign run by the Passivhaus Trust to assist Local Authorities and Housing Associations 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. This is outlined in a guidance document due to be published in March 2019.

Agar Grove Block A Certified ©  Jack Hobhouse


The 2019 Passivhaus Social campaign now encompasses support to 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.


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 such events this year:

  • May 2019: Cardiff
  • Summer 2019: Glasgow
  • Autumn 2019: London



As a result of discussions held at previous round-table events for Local Authorities and Housing Associations from 2016 through to 2018, the Passivhaus Trust is developing a guidance document for social housing providers, laying out the benefits and value of Passivhaus, as well as practical how-to tips & where to find further guidance. The document is expected to be published in March 2019.


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


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.




Glasgow - 29 May 2018

Birmingham - 12 September 2017

Bristol - 12 July 2017



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Further 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