Passivhaus Affiliate

Members: Academic / Other

Here is a list of our academic members...

Advantage Austria


Advantage Austria UK is the London-based arm of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and promotes bilateral trade links between UK and Austrian companies. We actively work to bring together UK and Austrian experts in the Passivhaus sector by organising and participating in events and disseminating information. As the representative voice of Austrian business in the UK we are able to help UK companies find reliable business partners to further the development of carbon-neutral building.


Anglia Ruskin University


Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest Universities in the East of England, with two main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. With over 1000 academic and research staff and over 25000 students it is a leading research and teaching organization renowned across the UK for its innovation and business support activities. Its recent investment over €100million in new equipment and facilities are part of its commitment to enhance the competitive performance of industry through innovation. ARU supports over 1000 industrial companies every year, across a broad range of industry sectors.

David Edwards: Architectural & Energy Services


David is a freelance architectural consultant and researcher based in London. He studied architecture at Centre for Alternative Technology and is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant. He has experience in architectural practice across a number of sectors and provides consultancy in energy modelling using PHPP and thermal bridge analysis. He collaborated with Good Architecture on the 2012 BRE UK Passivhaus Competition (awarded runner-up) and has been a guest tutor at UCL and UEL in London. David is developer of "designPH" for the Passive House Institute; a plugin for Trimble SketchUp that will provide a 3D visual interface to PHPP. This was first presented to the 17th International Passivhaus Conference at Frankfurt in April 2013.

Ecology Building Society





Mark Siddall is principal at LEAP: Low Energy Architectural Practice, is a practicing architect that has a keen interest building performance. Issues of usability and practicality inform his approach and have increasingly led to an appreciation of the need for an integrated, consensus based, design process. He was project architect, and Passivhaus Designer, for 25 award winning, Passivhaus Certified dwellings at the Racecourse Estate, Houghton-le-Spring. He was also project architect on a number of award winning Retrofit for the Future projects that targeted an 80% reduction in carbon emissions. In addition to offering architectural services Mark provides consultancy, energy analysis, project enabling and training for clients, design teams and constructors. Mark has published papers internationally on subjects including; the influence of design and construction defects upon building performance, the quality assurance of building design and construction, whole systems design, environmental management systems, and the impact of glazing systems upon comfort and energy demand. He is a technical advisor to the PassivHaus Trust and a part time Senior Lecturer in Construction at Northumbria University.


Northumbria University

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Paul Ferguson


Undertaking a refit on a Victorian End Terrace and aiming for Passive House standards. My wife and I are working closely with our architect Andrew Yates of Ecoarc to optimise the design.



Writer/journalist specialising in low energy housing.




SIMMONDS.MILLS architects is an architectural practice based in Shropshire and Herefordshire, established in 1992. The practice has pioneered a diverse range of techniques exploring energy efficiency and ecological materials through its’ built projects. Now the practice policy is to work towards all projects achieving ‘Silver’, ‘Passivhaus’ or ‘Gold’ energy targets outlined in the AECB’s Carbonlite Programme. The practice has a wide C.V. of built projects, and has worked for public organisations, charities, community groups and private individuals throughout the UK.


The Concrete Centre/ Mineral Products Association