The Passivhaus Trust provides guidance on Passivhaus in the UK. We gather information and experience of emerging issues, as more Passivhaus buildings are built, occupied and monitored. Our aim is to raise awareness of the standard, and to ensure its integrity as it is applied in the UK. You can download our latest reports, presentations and briefing papers from the list below.
The Passivhaus Institute (PHI) in Germany provides guidance on how to achieve the Passivhaus Standard for all stages of the project, from design and pre-planning through to construction, handover and induction of the occupants. The latest certification criteria for the Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards can be downloaded from the PHI website.
The Passivhaus Trust along with Bere Architects hosted a talk on 'Why choose Passivhaus?'as part of the Green Sky Thinking 2013 programme.The talk explored Passivhaus in practice through case studies and proven performance results at the Passivhaus certified and award winning Mayville Community Centre.
This publication aims to address some of the questions that have been raised as a result, and to encourage developers and others to consider Passivhaus. It covers questions centring on 'Why choose Passivhaus' as opposed to another approach, and includes information about: costs, complexity, aesthetics, air quality, overheating, materials, embodied energy and usability.
The UK Passivhaus 2012 conference, the definitive conference on all things Passivhaus, took place at the EMCC in Nottingham on 7th and 8th November 2012. More than 350 delegates attended over the 2 days of the conference, which included more than 20 sessions featuring 70 speakers and an extensive exhibition on Passivhaus products and systems. This was followed by a third day of site visits to three certified Passivhaus projects in the midlands.
The UK Passivhaus Awards have been launched by the Passivhaus Trust to celebrate the achievements of the Passivhaus pioneers in the UK, to highlight that Passivhaus can apply to any building type and that Passivhaus design can create beautiful buildings.
Professor Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passivhaus Institut, toured the UK this summer to explore how Passivhaus could help the UK meet its low energy building targets. The various sessions on the tour included Technical seminars and advanced master classes and was conducted by Prof. Feist and supported by leading UK Passivhaus experts.
On 31st January 2012 Government opened a consultation on proposed changes to Part L (closingon27April2012).
This guide provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, its relevance in the UK and 12 certified Passivhaus projects
The Passivhaus Trust would like to express our disappointment that there is no mention of Passivhaus in the 2012 consultation on changes to the Building Regulations Part L.
The Passivhaus Trust recommends that DCLG grants Passivhaus-compliant dwellings a 'deemed-to-satisfy' status for Part L1A 2013, and broadly supports the view that Part L1A 2013 should be set at a 'FEES Plus' standard which is essentially FEES with greater attention to draught-free construction.
The Passivhaus Trust recommends that the best way to achieve quality assurance for a Passivhaus project is through certification by a registered Passivhaus Certifier. It is reasonable to claim that a building is a non-certified Passivhaus provided that it still meets the requirements of the standard.
This paper reviews the potential opportunities that Passivhaus offers for achieving the carbon reductions needed to meet the 2016 'Zero Carbon' standard.
This presentation looks at what Passivhaus means for the building process and what it can achieve in terms of energy consumption and carbon emissions.
This presentation offers an overview of the EnerPHTit standard, its criteria, cost benefits and Passivhaus retrofits in the UK.
This presentation summarises the origins of Passivhaus and its principles and the aims and objectives of the Passivhaus Trust