The 15-40 collective of architecture practices share a commitment to radically reduce the energy consumption of buildings through a ‘fabric first’ approach. The 15-40 name is informed by the metric that defines the maximum space heating demand (15 to 40 kWh/m².yr) used in Passivhaus and AECB building performance standards. The members of 15-40 include 7 Certified Passivhaus Designers, and have extensive experience in delivering sustainable new build and retrofit projects using Passivhaus construction methodologies. We believe that by co-operating to share ideas, knowledge and resources we are able to offer clients a greater depth of expertise.
5th Generation Architecture was founded by Marilize Snyman-Harvey in 2007 and has gradually grown into a practice delivering excellent designs and buildings with great added value to our clients. Our reputation is being built on providing simple and stunning design solutions for individual client needs. Committed to deliver exceptional and affordable designs, we believe that good architecture and design should be available to everyone. We are concerned with ideas of sustainability through the use of energy efficient design solutions, detailing and technology, the choice of materials, the interaction of the building in its specific environment and the life-use of the building. Delivering buildings that future generations will enjoy and appreciate is the key to our thinking, and our buildings have a continuity of tradition in their design that makes them appropriate to their natural and built surroundings. We produce buildings appropriate for the local context, using traditional materials and modern techniques in a contemporary way to produce one off design solutions and buildings that complement our natural and built environments.
The A. Proctor Group Ltd. is a 4th generation family owned business that has been supplying innovative products to the construction industry for over 80 years. We have 5 product divisions, Acoustics, Condensation Control, Groundwork, Thermal Insulation & Timber Cladding. We offer a wide range of products, some of which are particularly suitable for low carbon properties. Wraptite-SA is a self-adhesive airtight vapour permeable membrane designed to be applied externally. Spacetherm aerogel insulation offers an ultra-thin solution for thermal upgrades. We also offer complete technical support and advice, including SAP Calculations, U-values and Condensation Risk Analysis.
Adams:Scott is a low energy building design and construction consultancy with a collaborative approach. We work with architects, developers and self builders to design and construct very low energy and comfortable buildings.
Our services are broad and detailed - we will help with any aspect of your build, from finding the best architect that suits you, to our TotalBuild and ManagedBuild services that insulates you from the difficult and time-consuming aspects of building so you can concentrate on the design elements that make it your own. For a more detailed look, go to SERVICES. Our products marry advanced technologies in areas such as thermal and acoustic insulation while using traditional wood based materials which are high performance and carbon zero or better.
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.
AECOM is a fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for public and private sector clients in over 150 countries around the world. The firm comprises nearly 100,000 employees, including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals. Our vision for a more sustainable future drives much of our work, including the foundation of how we operate as a company. This commitment is visible in the everyday practices of our people and our projects. We have successfully delivered numerous Passivhaus certified projects for our clients both in the UK and abroad, and are leading research into the cost of Passivhaus, drawing on our extensive cost database of projects from across the globe.
Airflow Developments Ltd have been producing ventilation solutions for sixty years and provide the widest range (8 models) of Passive House Institute approved Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units for both residential and Commercial buildings in the UK. Our team of experienced system designers will take your plans and guide you through from specification to installation ensuring you create a healthy, low cost heating dwelling. Operated by a choice of ‘On-Demand’ control options our range of reliable, quality products coupled with the innovative and compact ‘Zero Leakage’ radial ductwork system help deliver a comfortable, low energy environment for both building occupants and owners alike.
AirtightTAPES.co.uk distribute SIGA, the Swiss manufacturer of Passivhaus tapes, membranes and adhesives, in the UK. SIGA is the European market leader in terms of both market share and quality of product. We chose to represent them as they are the only company who manufacture in-house, in Europe and most importantly their customer service and knowledge are superb. AirtightTAPES.co.uk also specialise in selling expanding foam tape including Illbruck and Vitaseal brands. We are in the unique position of being the biggest stockist of SIGA product in England, delivering next day. We also receive price support on larger orders to guarantee customers the best price on the market. We also extend the usual SIGA guarantee of 5 years alongside their any SIGA tape on any other membrane promise.
Alan Clarke is an energy consultant and building services engineer specialising in low energy and passivhaus buildings.
Alchemilla Architects Ltd is a RIBA Chartered Practice based in rural Somerset in the Blackdown Hills. Our work ranges from single houses and small housing estates to extensions and refurbishment projects. A development of high end holiday lets, a conversion of a listed building to offices and a swimming pool are part of our current workload. We see architecture as integral to the built environment, and pride ourselves in providing a full service from inception to completion. Part of this is a strong commitment to energy efficient buildings with our principal architect being a certified Passivhaus Designer.
Altechnica is a Zero Carbon / Super-Passive Solar Architecture, Technology Innovation and Renewable Energy Consulting practice established by Dr Derek Taylor in 1990 to carry out commissions, research and projects. Altechnica reviewed renewable energy potential in Uttlesford, Merton BC and in Kent. They are currently the architect/renewable energy consultant for a Super Passive Solar™ Zero Carbon House in West of England, which combines zero carbon design with innovative technologies to achieve one of the most energy efficient houses in the UK, designed to achieve PassiveHaus standards. Altechnica is developing a family of innovative Altechnica Zero Emissions Dwellings™ intended to result in zero emissions of CO2 and to obtain practically all of its energy requirements from building-integrated renewable energy and require no space heating.
Anglia Air Testing was set up in 2006 to provide air leakage testing for compliance with UK Building Regs part L. Since then we have added ventilation testing for part F and MHVR commissioning to our services. As a very experienced air leakage tester we have been referred by a number of Passivhaus assessors to carry out tests on their behalf and provide results and reports. We are registered members of the ATTMA Scheme (Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association). Our tests are carried out in accordance with ATTMA (Air Tightness Testing and Measure Association) TS L1 standards and use Retrotec equipment calibrated to UKAS standard annually. We cover all of East Anglia and the South East.
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.
The 15-40 collective of architecture practices share a commitment to radically reduce the energy consumption of buildings through a ‘fabric first’ approach. Anne Thorne Architects, Arboeal Architecture, CTT & Passivhaus Homes, Good Architecture, Prewett Bizley Architecture and Suetake Studio, who form 15-40, include 7 Certified Passivhaus Designers, and have extensive experience in delivering well designed sustainable new build and retrofit projects. By co-operating to share ideas, knowledge and resources 15:40 is able to offer clients a greater depth of expertise.
Your home extension, new build or commercial assignment is one of the most important projects you will ever undertake. It takes careful understanding, passionate commitment and sheer quality of design to deliver your vision - and future proof your plans. ArchitectureLIVE offers outstanding expertise and our innovative and cost-effective designs have brought delight to clients in Surrey, Hampshire, West Sussex and beyond. We champion cutting edge technology and sustainable design to deliver energy efficient homes which are pleasant to live and work in, with constant room temperatures and ample daylight. Such buildings ultimately help insulate our clients from the ever-rising cost of energy and relieve the impact on the environment.
A R P Design Solutions is an established CIAT registered architectural design & consultancy practice based in London. The ethos of the practice is to combine the wealth of design experience gained and incorporate ideas and new innovations in delivering our clients with ultra- low energy buildings with the incorporation of sustainable materials and renewable technologies. We are passionate in ensuring that the buildings we design and construct have no detrimental effect on the environment. We also work closely with building contractors to ensure all necessary measures are taken to prevent environmental risks during building works on site.
Associated Architects was formed in 1968 and aims to create architecture of the highest quality which embodies a deep sense of responsibility towards our clients, the users of their buildings and the environment. Based in Birmingham, we have designed buildings in the UK and elsewhere, across the private and public sectors. These include schools, universities, offices, housing and urban regeneration schemes. Underpinning the continuing success of the practice is our ongoing commitment to the delivery of a highly professional service, and sustainability in the widest sense. The number of awards received by the practice recognises the consistently high quality of our design.
Austin and Hobbs Ltd were formed in 2006 and are cost consultants covering commercial aspects of the construction industry, from initial cost planning, production of bills of quantities, estimating, procurement and project surveying. We cover all forms of construction sectors from education, retail, industrial, new build housing, retrofit works to housing, eco buildings. Our client base ranges from direct clients, town councils, social landlords, quantity surveying practices, design consultants, main contractors, developers and sub-contractors.
Austin-Smith:Lord has been delivering the highest degree of creative and practical thought in architecture since 1949. Our celebrated history has given rise to many buildings of national importance, and over 150 awards and commendations for outstanding architectural and environmental design.
Baker Ruff Hannon was established in 1979 and provides project management, cost management and associated services. The majority of our projects are in social housing and we work with a number of organisations throughout the South West in this regard. We are currently engaged in a small Passivhaus scheme with one of our Clients and we are trying to encourage other providers to adopt the criteria to achieve environmental and economic benefits for their tenants. Our Partners have been engaged in the development of a Passivhaus swimming pool in the United Kingdom, which is a new if not unique concept.
The Beattie Passive Build System is a patented construction method that provides a continuous insulation seal around the core of a timber framed structure. Using Passivhaus energy efficiency principles, the double-layered insulation system is housed within a treated timber structure and delivers dramatic cost, time and environmental benefits. Adaptable to any shape/design of building the Beattie Passive construction method exceeds Passivhaus standards and is set to revolutionise the way we build today. As a company we offer a design only and a structural build service.
Bere:architects is one of the UK’s foremost Passivhaus practices and pioneers of ecological and environmental design. Founded by Justin Bere, the practice has won numerous design and sustainability awards and completed the first certified Passivhaus non-domestic retrofit in the UK, London’s first Passivhaus and two low cost, social housing, certified Passivhaus homes in south Wales. In 2012 bere:architects won the BRE’s competition to build Passivhaus housing on their Watford Innovation Park, is working on several new builds and retrofits to Passivhaus standard and is peer reviewing a new low energy library at UEL. Research through UK Government funded Technology Strategy Board monitoring and independent cost analysis work, and the sharing of these findings through presentations and publications, is a vital and integral part of bere:architects’ work.
BCM is a sustainable building services design consultancy based in Manchester City Centre and a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers. Experts in their field since launching in 2002, BCM specialises in creating affordable low carbon and renewable energy Eco friendly solutions for sustainable buildings, developments and refurbishments. BCM has delivered some of the lowest carbon buildings in the country using Passivhaus principles. This has been achieved without incurring the premium costs usually associated with low carbon buildings.
Blyth Design, Architects, was established in 2000 and has specialised in new housing and flats, house extensions and the renovation of Almshouses. We are also responding to a demand for new-build 'micro-houses' on difficult urban sites. Recipient of the Almshouse Association Patron's Award for Norris Almshouses, Hackney, in 2003. Member of the International Solar Energy Society (UK Section), the Almshouse Association, the Almshouse Association Panel of Consultants and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A chartered member of the RIBA. Geoff is also building his own house in the Lake District this year – to near Passivhaus standards.
Looking for contractor to build your passivhaus project in Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Surrey? Bowtie Construction has an excellent knowledge in airtightness, thermal bridging and insulation to make sure that your passivhaus project is delivered. We're experienced in projects up to £500k.
Based in East Lothian and working throughout Scotland and the North East, Brennan & Wilson Architects specialise in both rural and urban sustainable design of housing, commercial, community and arts projects. John Brennan and Julie Wilson met whilst working at Gaia Architects, and later formed Brennan & Wilson Architects in 2002. Julie Wilson is a European Certified Passive House Designer. The practice have completed their first project to passivhaus standards are currently carrying out post occupancy evaluation with Edinburgh University. John Brennan combines practice with academic education, and is programme Director for the MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design at Edinburgh University.
BSRIA is a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services. It provides testing of all building types for Building Regulation Compliance as well as advice and investigations for building performance, energy efficiency and occupant comfort. As a member-based association, profits are invested in on-going support for the industry to make buildings better.
The practice was established in Tunbridge Wells by Cecil Burns in 1909. On his retirement in 1965, the Practice was restyled Burns Guthrie and Partners. Since this date, the practice has maintained the same principles of professionalism and attention to detail. The current partners place a high value on partnership with all those with whom we work. We strive to develop relationships built on trust, openness and a mutual desire to achieve excellence. As architects we fully recognise our responsibilities within the context of climate change and believe PassivHaus standards are key to our futures, and those of our children and our clients.
I am a specialised consultant established to promote the sustainable use of energy in non-domestic buildings and reduce the use of fossil fuels. I work with the public sector, commercial clients, property developers and charities. As a Carbon Trust accredited consultant I can often provide energy efficiency surveys free of charge (on behalf of the Carbon Trust). I offer a range of EPBD compliance services including Air Conditioning Inspections, non-domestic EPCs, and DECs. In addition I offer a range of energy consulting services.
CaSA Architects is an award-winning RIBA chartered design practice with a passion for original contemporary architecture using proven sustainable principles. We deliver carefully considered, bespoke solutions derived from a thorough understanding of our clients and tailored very specifically to them and the site. Quality is at the centre of our approach, inspiring and informing everything we do. Our work is principally in the private housing sector, but also includes education and community. We have experience applying Passivhaus principles to a range of building types, incorporating a fabric first approach. We have recently completed a pair of RIBA award winning community buildings in Hampshire built to Passivhaus standards. See our website www.casa-architects.com for details
Cayford Design. Certified Passivhaus Designers, creating inspiring environments and buildings for well-being, creativity and productivity. RIBA Chartered Practice
Cocreate are an accredited Passivhaus Certifier. We can help you achieve the Passivhaus standard and provide design advice to help architects, developers, and engineers improve the comfort and reduce the environmental impact of buildings over the long term - saving on operating and asset costs in the process. We help clients set the right specification, help contractors achieve the required standards, and offer training to professional teams to build understanding and improve decision making.
ColdProof is run by Eric Fewster, a Chartered Environmentalist and Certified Passive House Consultant. He specializes in using Passive House methodology and thermal bridge modelling to analyse and plan whole house retrofit projects for existing houses â€“ this includes not only the energy analysis that enables homeowners to reach specific space heating demand or carbon emissions reduction targets, but also a practical plan of action which includes MVHR design, material specification, bill of quantities, economic analysis and work sequencing. This is all arrived at through several trial runs in which scenarios for improvements are honed according to the available budget - all done in consultation with the homeowner. He also can act as retrofit coordinator in certain cases.
Specialising in contemporary architecture for twenty years, we work closely with our clients to create unique solutions for projects of all sizes, constraints and budgets, which are practical, functional and flexible. We believe in Passivhaus and eco home principles and employ them to produce environmentally aware, low energy, efficient houses and buildings that are a joy to use and enhance the lives of those living or working in them. Natural light and space are always exploited to the full, together with the considered use of natural, traditional and sustainable local materials and, above all, careful detailing to achieve beautiful modern designs.
Chartered building surveyors specialising in sustainable design, new-build, conversions, refurbishment and historic building conservation. A family business established in 1999 with experience in using modern and traditional methods of construction including rammed chalk, rammed earth, straw bales, timbrel vaulting (creating large span domes without formwork using clay tiles), super-insulated masonry and timber frame. Working with Passivhaus standard since 2005. We work mainly in the south east on residential, commercial and education projects. We are nuts about sustainability.
Constructive Individuals is a York-based practice run by architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer Phil Bixby. The practice brings to projects over 25 years of experience in working with communities and individuals to enable them to decide, design and build. Past projects have included community self-build and self-help projects, sustainable social and individual housing, and extensive work with children and young people. We have worked as architects, project managers and training consultants, and aim to work WITH clients, rather than simply FOR them.
Cowan Eco Design, part of Cowan Architects, is led by Mark Elton who has been responsible for numerous exemplary new-build and refurbishment, low-carbon projects over the last 20 years. Cowan Architects has established itself over 33 years with a reputation in residential care homes and housing, including a particular expertise in inclusive design. This brings a good correlation between these sectors and the health and well-being benefits of the Passivhaus approach. With London and Sussex offices, Cowan Eco Design covers the south of the UK with particular interests in residential and community projects, including retrofit to the EnerPHit standard.
Croft Farm Construction is a highly-skilled building contractor specialising in challenging projects on both traditional and contemporary buildings. We can offer a full turnkey solution for your project. Our involvement with Passivhaus comes from a desire to do things to the best of our ability; to seek out innovative solutions and to embrace new materials and methods. We are passionate about delivering customer satisfaction and engage fully with our clients to achieve this. We can see that Passivhaus is fast-becoming the gold standard for low energy living and we are fully committed to supporting and promoting the Passivhaus design concept.
Julian is a chartered building services engineer and Fellow of CIBSE with a specialism in sustainable/environmental building design, client design advice and low carbon master planning. He has 27 years of experience. Projects include the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Tower Place in London, the Parkview Battersea Power Station scheme. He has recently completed his own certified Passivhaus in Hampshire and is a regular judge for the Construction News Awards and the RIBA sustainable building award. In 2016 he chaired the UKGBC task group – delivering Building Performance.
Cutland Consulting Limited provides strategic support for energy efficiency and sustainability, working from Board level right down to the technical ‘coalface’. Director Neil Cutland has a rare combination of technical knowledge and commercial experience, resulting in “a refreshing pragmatism”. Neil is one of the authors of the BREDEM model and the SAP, and in his previous roles at Inbuilt and BRE he was instrumental in bringing the Passivhaus standard to the UK. Neil subsequently served on the Passivhaus Trust Board.
CVC Direct Ltd are distributors for Brink Climate Systems, the leading manufacturer in Europe of Passivhaus certified MVHR units with constant flow motors. This series of low energy MVHR units, several of which are available with an A+ ErP energy rating, offer a range of solutions including demand controlled ventilation. The Brink units are noted for the sophisticated design with a large range of operating parameters yet simple to install and commission as the air flows can be programmed with the digital controls. Years of experience means our designers can offer informed advice and innovative solutions for domestic ventilation installations. Brink MVHR units, when used in combination with our easy-to-install radial ducting, can ensure low energy, low noise, and no leak heat recovery ventilation systems. CVC Direct carry stock of both the Brink MVHR units and complete radial ducting systems for next day delivery.
Manufacturers of Passivhaus certificated windows manufactured from the Award winning Kommerling/KBE System 88 range of PVCU profiles. Always at the forefront of innovation, the company is now manufacturing the high performance Residence 9 window. Whether it be a normal size casement window or a sliding door up to 10 metres long, we are able to help. In addition to Passivhaus certification the Company is also accredited Secure By Design. The highly successful Company manufactures windows and doors in either in PVCU or aluminium from factories in the East and West Midlands.
Established in 1996, Cygnum is a leading supplier of timber frame structures in the UK and Ireland. Cygnum’s Passive 350 building system received Passive House certification in December 2013. Some of our key technical staff are qualified Passive House designers and we have been the selected timber frame supplier on many Certified Passive House and near Passive House buildings including the award winning Oakmeadow school in Wolverhampton. More recently Cygnum have been awarded the contract to design supply and install the timber frame structure, glulam frame, cellulose insulation and airtightness layer for the high profile University of East Anglia Exemplary Low Carbon Building Project at Norwich Research Park.
We are part of a locally based group of three companies including Dales Contracts Ltd (Building Contractors) and EcoDesign Architecture Ltd, all specialising in ecological construction and design, building to Passivhaus and the AECB Silver Standards.We are also Electrical, Plumbing & Heating Contractors and specialise in installing Solar Photovoltaic (PV, electrical generation), Solar Thermal (Hot Water) and Biomass (Wood) heating systems using Logs, Wood Chip and Wood Pellets as fuel. We also supply high quality British made wood pellets.We also have our own joinery work shop where we manufacture a range of triple glazed windows & doors, with a highly insulated frame all manufactured in timber, with the option of softwood or hardwood construction and different locking systems. The glazing being low E and argon filled making for one of the lowest U value windows and doors on the market. If you are building a new property or renovating your home then these may be just what you are looking for.
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.
DVS are the exclusive UK distribution partner for Lamilux GmbH. We supply thermally efficient skylights for flat roofs. Our range includes the world’s first Passivhaus certified flat roof skylights and sloped roof glazing component (both phA components). Our services include; supply only and supply and installation, site survey and consultation and specification assistance to architects, planners and contractors. If you have a project requiring rooflights for a flat roof – please contact us.
The Passivhaus approach to building design offers a tried and tested sustainable strategy which is meaningful because it is measurable in its use of energy and has no equal in our temperate climate. The methodology employs a combination of super insulation, appropriate areas of superbly designed triple glazed windows and doors for optimum beneficial solar gain, air tight construction with a heat recovery ventilation system ( MVHR) to achieve a space heating consumption of less than 15kWh/m2yr: which is vastly superior in comparison to the current UK Buildings Regulations which is in the order of 120kWh/m2yr. Passivhaus is the most cost effective way to save our finite energy resources and offers a high quality of thermal comfort for the people who use and live in the buildings.
Design Insight was established in 1995 to offer a personal, dedicated and high quality service to its clients. Since then the practice has established a proven track-record in producing sensitive design and buildings appropriate to its clients' needs utilising both traditional and modern materials and constructions. Charlotte Long (Practice Principal) is a Certified Passivhaus Designer and a practising architect with over 30 years experience in a broad variety of building-types. Design Insight has offices based in South-West Scotland – the company works not only locally but also with clients based further afield in the UK and abroad.
Jonathan Cooke t/a Dragon Renewables. MCS and PH accredited Consultant. We have experience in designing hot water and heating systems for Passivhaus and non-PH buildings. We design and install solar thermal, solar PV, biomass boilers,(chip, log and pellet) stoves with back boilers. Ground Source and Air Source Heat pumps integrated with underfloor heating.
DCH Construction (Duncan Cameron & Hutchinson Ltd) have been constructing good quality housing for over sixty years in the East Anglia region. We recognise the importance of managing a process that demands attention to detail that is the essence of Passivhaus. With a team of dedicated staff, we have embraced sustainable housing in many forms over the years. We have completed a number of Passivhaus projects to date and it is our aim to continue to provide this focus on successfully delivering our current and future Passivhaus projects to our valued clients.
Irrespective of whether you are a housing association, hotel or manufacturing company building a new factory with a multi-million pound budget or a home owner with a £100,000 extension, our passion and expertise is always focussed on keeping your building costs under control and on budget. e-Griffin Consulting, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, work for clients in local government, industry , retail, schools, architects, developers, hospitality, health and leisure, charities to name just a few, plus homeowners providing unbiased full building estimation and cost analysis service for new construction and renovation work. We also specialise in providing Quantity Surveying services for Passivhaus construction. The e-Griffin Construction Cost Calculator which can be accessed from www.e-griffin.uk provides accurate estimates free of charge for anyone wanting to know "What are the likely building costs?" This calculator enables you to make important decisions at the conceptual design stage of your project before any plans have been drawn up.
ECD is an award winning architectural practice committed to design excellence, sustainability and commercial reality. ECD Architects expertise in environmental and social architecture has been developed over the last 30 years, culminating in more than 100 successfully completed projects for local authorities, housing associations and developers, government departments, colleges and universities, public and private companies. Core services: Architectural services Master planning Urban design Community consultation Sustainability advice and expertise Sectors: Residential (public and private) Education Arts and leisure Commercial Industrial
Eco Arc is an award winning chartered architects practice and environmental design consultancy committed to sustainable design. We are eco architects specialising in carbon neutral eco (ecological) architecture, eco building and sustainable design. Established over twenty years ago in 1986 to promote a holistic approach to ecological carbon neutral design. Our building designs typically generate their own ‘clean’ renewable energy, harvest their own water and recycle waste materials causing no pollution or CO2 emissions.
Eco Design Consultants are an award winning Architectural Practice, lead by Alan Budden who is a Chartered Architect and European Certified Passivhaus Designer. Our ethos is to provide FUN enjoyable buildings that are highly comfortable, inherently low energy by, using its form and fabric intelligently so to insure world resources are maintained for our children. We have a number of low energy projects including new build housing, retrofit and extension of houses and community buildings. Our services also include: Architectural design, code for sustainable homes assessments, OC EPC’s, LEED assessments, Renewable energy feasibilities, home energy surveys and providing CPD’s.
We are recognised as the leading building company in Kent specialising solely in sustainable construction. Our company was set up back in 2001 with that objective in mind. Our efforts were recognised when we won the ‘Kent Environment Awards for Business 2004′. Every contract we take on is assessed for its level of sustainability. We work closely with the client and/or designer to achieve a build which all parties can be proud of. Often it’s a client’s own home being built, so we recognise that it can be a very personal process, therefore we deal with each projecct as an individual. However, whether it be a retrofit or new build, quality and energy efficiency are paramount. We don’t just achieve building regulations standards, we exceed them.
Eco-Slab replaces block and beam on ground floor construction 35%cheaper, fifteen times quicker and miles greener. Manufactured for me by Jablite, it was used I the lowest carbon house, viably built in the UK so far.
Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of Intelligent airtight and windtight building product solutions and natural insulations for over a decade, gaining the sole agency in Ireland and the UK for pro clima air & windtight products; GUTEX wood fibreboards; Calsitherm Climate Board; SHERPA Timber Connectors and Thermo-Hemp Insulation. Ecological’s products have been used in numerous Passivhaus projects in the UK and Ireland with the team able to provide technical support and guidance particularly in the area of moisture control and maximizing building durability and health. We have been providing advanced modelling for over 5 years using WUFI as well as U Value and Dew Point Calculations and on-site support.
EcoVert Solutions is a retrofitting, design and building company, committed to using the latest sustainable materials and technologies to dramatically reduce energy consumption in your home. We use a range of ultra-modern and sustainable materials combined with a detailed knowledge of building physics and attention to quality to reduce our clients’ energy costs by up to 80%.
Eden Insulation specialise in modular timber frame using natural materials. Having built numerous Passivhaus projects, Eden Insulation have considerable experience designing and constructing timber frames to the rigorous standards required for Passivhaus buildings. Your frame will be custom made for you to the exact specifications of your architectural plans, using the highest-performing airtightness materials. A typical two-storey frame is erected on site in just a few days, giving you a weatherproof, airtight core built to stand the test of time.
Combined with its understanding of the Turkish building industry and experience aligning Passivhaus with Green Buildings, ''Ekho'' is the premier practice delivering Passivhaus Design and Consultancy in Turkey.With Passivhaus friends across Germany, UK and with the first Certified Passivhaus Designer of Turkey; Tugba Salman Gurcan in team EKHO is up-to date with the latest Passivhaus cost-saving technologies and approaches.
Eksalta Sustainable Retrofit Ltd is a manufacturer & supplier of Passivhaus and energy efficient windows and doors.
Nick Grant is a Certified Passive House Consultant with particular interest in innovative cost effective solutions to very low energy design. Nick is a Director of the Passivhaus Trust and long time AECB Trustee. His expertise ranges from strategic analysis to construction details and practical troubleshooting. He works freelance and in association with other professionals to provide design advice for projects that range from single dwellings to schools.
EAL was founded in 2008 as an energy consultancy practice specializing in energy performance certificates, domestic, commercial and public. Our services now include providing support for building regulation compliance including sbem & sap calculations for pre-design stage projects, energy audits/surveys, consultancy work on sustainability and renewable technologies, including sustainability and feasibility studies.
English & Drummond prides itself in creating buildings which meet the economic and aesthetic demands of the client. We firmly believe that buildings should be constructed with an inherent flexibility embracing today's concept of space and clarity. Our buildings take account of siting, the most modern construction methods and budget and we strive to create innovative architecture which exceed the client’s expectations and exude quality. We have a strong local client base, working on exclusive residential houses, developments and commercial projects. Our practice's reputation in designing countryside dwellings is well known, being one of very few NI practices who has had more than 30 years of working within the restrictions of NI green belt policies.
Enhabit, formerly known as greentomatoenergy, offers low energy and Passivhaus design services.
Etude is a team of sustainability engineers based in London. We specialise in low energy design and environmental assessments. We are Certified Passivhaus Designers, Code for Sustainable Homes assessors and committed to reducing the gap between predicted and actual performance by delivering high quality services and being actively involved on projects. Our full list of services can be found at http://www.etude.co.uk.
Evolved Design offer a Design & Build Service using products & systems that are natural, environmentally friendly, and energy efficient. All of our Carbon Smart systems and products can be adapted to suit any design of home to meet current regulations or the advanced requirements of Passivhaus or the Code for Sustainable Homes. As qualified architects, technicians, energy assessors, & insulation specialists, we understand the importance of good building fabric and encourage our clients to build to the highest standards possible. We take you through the planning and regulation processes and can provide a complete turnkey service if required. Evolved Design to suit you, your plot and your budget.
Gale & Snowden Architects Ltd are an award winning practice that provides an integrated approach to low energy and environmental responsible building and landscape design. This approach involves an in-house fully integrated design team of building and landscape professionals who specialise in ecological design including: architects, mechanical engineers, landscape, permaculture and certified Passivhaus designers. Gale & Snowden have undertaken exclusively low environmental impact design since 1992 and as a result we have a wealth of experience and a quality portfolio of buildings demonstrating healthy, passive design and very low energy buildings that are practical to build, run and work properly.
gcp are experienced architects who have developed a detailed understanding of the issues involved in designing low energy buildings, Our focus is on understanding our client and their needs to provide the most appropriate and effective low energy building solution that will function well and be beautiful to live or work in. Our team is led by Colin Powell an experienced architect and certified PassivHaus Designer with an Msc in Environmental Design of buildings. Colin is supported by senior architects who have Environmental Design and Certified Energy Assessor qualifications. We provide our clients with the complete range of technical knowledge, design flair and understanding of best practice construction methods needed to deliver practical and cost-effective PassivHaus solutions.
Founded in 2001, GJR is headed by directors Alan Ringe and Sarah John, who together provide a broad range of experience and skills. Our projects span all market sectors from single dwellings to 40 acre mixed use commercial developments. It is our belief that all buildings are enhanced through quality and sustainability of design and materials, and that these factors raise, rather than reduce, client’s profit and cost effectiveness. We have a team of highly talented and accomplished people and believe that the practices’ capability is underpinned by the strength and experience of the individual staff. As a creative and progressive practice with a strong commitment to energy efficient buildings, we invest both time and money in the research of sustainable solutions for building design and one of our architects is a certified Passivhaus Designer.
Lower Level Higher Living. Cold, dark and damp basements are a thing of the past, Glatthaar introduces their basement concept providing warm, bright and spacious living comfort. For over 30 years we have specialised in all aspects of basement construction. We focused on developing "intelligent" basements which will always add value to your home. Over 2.500 basements a year proves that our concept works. We have developed the most technologically advanced off site manufacturing process in the industry. Combined with our on-site installation techniques, we confidently offer clients the most effective basement with the fastest on side built time. Naturally with our concept we are able to deliver a construction that meets (and excels) the Passive Standard U-Value of 0,15.
Go Green Engineering are Devon based Mechanical Engineers, that specialise in Passivhaus installations. Our aim is to consult, design, install, commission systems that are applicable to Passivhaus. We understand the high levels of workmanship required to ensure systems run efficiently while ensuring they apply to Passivhaus standards. We are highly skilled engineers that have a great background within Passivhaus, we are used to working alongside architects & clients so that both design & installations are carried out with high attention to detail. To see some of our current work, please follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreenengineer
Good Architecture has 20 years experience of designing buildings for living, community and work. It is our intention to create low energy, environment conscious, inclusive buildings through: • Good working relationships during the project and after. • Good design that meets the project brief, makes economic use of resources and results in buildings that are good to use. • Good detailing and construction. As well as new build projects, we have worked on many old buildings that have demonstrated ‘loose fit’ - the ability to be adapted and used in a new way.
Goodbody & Co. is a design, build and residence management company based in West London, which has a real understanding and interest in sustainable and low energy solutions. We carefully tailor each project to the individual needs of our clients, providing a complete service - from the initial site visits and concept discussions through to the completion of the build, as well as post-poject support.
Green Building Store is a manufacturer and supplier of cutting edge sustainable building products. As well as offering a wide range of Passivhaus products ( including MVHR, windows, wall ties and airtightness products), Green Building Store also now offers Passivhaus training, construction and consultancy services. Its construction division – Green Building Company – recently built the Denby Dale Passivhaus – the UK’s first cavty wall Passivhaus. To get cavity wall to perform to Passivhaus standard the team had to develop many original design details, especially around junctions. These details are outlined in various free resources available from Green Building Store’s website, including a technical briefing and film on the project.
We offer to build a luxury home, extension or retrofit your existing home that is designed to be naturally cool during the summer and warm in the winter and to save CO/2 emissions and running costs, which will provide a healthy live in space and with class and style inside and out. We design and build your luxury home with a high-level architectural design and construction that exceeds the standards of Building Control in terms of insulation, energy efficiency, stability and durability
Diane Hubbard of Green Footsteps is no ordinary air tightness tester. In addition to being a member of the iATS Competent Person Scheme for the airtightness testing of domestic and non-domestic buildings, she is also a CEPH Consultant and CEPH Tradesperson. Diane is an academic author on the energy consequences of unwanted air movement in existing buildings and has a passion for sustainable building, led by her MSc (Centre for Alternative Technology). With a wealth of experience with new and existing buildings, Green Footsteps offers a value for money Passivhaus air tightness testing service across Northern England and Southern Scotland.
Green Gull is a privately owned company focused on residential property development in Pembrokeshire and West Wales. Green Gull invests in sustainable new build and refurbishment opportunities with a commitment to deliver high quality design and construction. The performance of all homes will far exceed current minimum requirements for energy efficiency, have low emissions, employ proven technology and be constructed to PassivHaus standard. Green Gull is also investigating the commercial viability of constructing PassivHaus affordable homes. It works closely with local architects, tradespersons, suppliers, utility companies, local authorities and uses locally sourced materials wherever possible.
The arc-haus from Green Unit is a unique modular hi-tech structure using sustainable materials and processes. It exceeds the latest building regulations for domestic and public use and has adopted passiv-haus principles in its manufacture. The arc-haus is designed for home and business use with many different sizes and internal layout configurations. Green Unit Ltd is a company committed to ecological and ethical principles from its design and construction concepts to the way it procures its materials and treats its employees and suppliers.
Greenbox Associates Ltd is a low energy building design consultancy which supports architects and designers to deliver low impact, low energy and highly comfortable buildings. As specialists in Passivhaus and certified designers, assistance can be given in developing a highly performing building envelope to achieve Passivhaus, higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and Zero Carbon Homes compliance.
Greenoak is a small developing housing association working in Surrey and Sussex. Since 2000 we have addressed the linked themes of sustainability, design quality and construction performance through a quality-driven development process. Our central tenet is ˜liveability": simple, passive solutions that will minimise the risk of problems for tenants and achieve good building performance. Future-proofing is achieved by allowing for renewable energy systems to be retro-fitted. The latest scheme in West Sussex is designed to CSH level 4 and is the first scheme to use renewable energy: a solar hot water system.
Gresford Architects seek to create buildings that are thoughtful, practical, sustainable and beautiful. We are interested in how spaces (and the buildings that create them) make us feel; how every decision that goes into creating a space – the materiality (surfaces, joints, planes, textures), the positioning of the windows and doors, of lighting and heating – must be carefully considered to allow the perfect marriage of the poetic and the practical. We have a fundamental belief in the importance of building in a sustainable manner, so that the buildings we create last for generations, are efficient in their use of materials and energy (in both construction and use) and are comfortable and pleasant places to be. We have a Certified Passivhaus Designer among our staff and will soon be recognised as a Certified Passivhaus Designer as a practice. We believe that the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a tool that should be used to help design and inform the creation of new buildings from the outset, and encourage our clients to see the long term benefits of the early adoption of PHPP modelling on their projects. We also work with a wide range of experienced Passivhaus consultants, contractors and subcontractors, and can thus help our clients put together the right team to deliver their projects.
Grigor Mitchell ARIAS is an ARB-registered architect and certified Passivhaus designer. Based in Edinburgh, he has a strong portfolio of work throughout Scotland, drawing on expertise both as a solo practitioner and a design/delivery architect for practices including Allan Murray, LDN and Dyer. Focused on maximising space and minimizing energy, Grigor works closely with clients to develop robust and practical ecological solutions to their needs, particularly in the innovative reuse of existing structures. His work is delivered with sensitivity to the wider public realm and urban environment, reflecting time spent with major international practices, including Daniel Libeskind in Berlin.
Grocott & Murfit was established in 2007 by Daniel Grocott and Jody Murfit to combine the architectural and design background of Daniel with the practical construction experience of Jody to create a design led construction company to serve the Norfolk area. At Grocott & Murfit we offer a complete building service from design to completion incorporating the latest products and eco-friendly technologies combined with best industry practices using our in-house labour force. We bring our extensive knowledge, attention to detail and expertise to every project, so you can be confident your project will be completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard.
GSD Architecture was set up in 2010 by principal Gil Schalom. A Nottingham based multi-award winning architect, Gil is nationally respected as a highly-experienced specialist in high performance, ecological design for both retrofit and new-build projects. He has employed PHPP on several deep retrofit and new-build projects for single dwellings and attained results close to EnerPHit and full PH standards. He is also experienced in the heritage sector and site master planning. His varied portfolio showcases a range of clients across the UK from commercial, community, charity and domestic sectors.
GWP is a practice of architects, healthcare architects, space planners and interior designers. Founded in 1980 the practice has offices in the UK and the Czech Republic.The experience within the practice extends accross a wide range of building types working in both the public and private sectors, including offices, residential, health care, commercial, leisure, racecourses, universities, museums, industrial and warehouse/distribution. The design of sustainable, low energy buildings is at the centre of our design philosophy, ensuring that the architecture we deliver is sustainable from inception through to completion and beyond. Every opportunity is taken during the design process to deliver creative solutions to developments, which provide economic, social and environmental benefit.
With more than 80 years experience in quality pre-manufactured SIP building construction and more than 30,000 houses built throughout Europe, including the first certified Passive Houses, HANSE HAUS offer a Start2Finish service
Founded in 1955 by Tony Cave-Browne-Cave the practice developed with his partners Ken Collins and Will Hawkes. Since then we have undertaken almost every sort of building project, but we specialise in one-off commissions, with a strong emphasis on traditional bespoke projects, creative and original design, with the occasional contemporary building to spice things up. Much of the practice's work is on listed buildings, with these specialist projects as far apart as Edinburgh and London. We value careful and conservative repair, and we also believe that the alteration and reuse of these buildings is best informed and inspired within a strong design environment. The Practice Principal is Trevor Edwards The design staff are lead by Associate Andrew Warner, assisted by senior staff Greg Bicknell and Martin Kennard.
Hawton Mead provides a complete range of sustainability services for homeowners and professionals, from energy assessments, advice and information, to in-depth consultancy, training and support. With a unique mix of in-depth technical know-how and creative design skills, we don’t just make buildings more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly: we also make them more comfortable and practical. Based in Brighton, Sussex, we specialise in housing and mixed-use developments, new and old, including heritage properties. Our multidisciplinary team is led by Maria Hawton-Mead, an experienced and highly-qualified sustainability consultant. We offer a professional but friendly working relationship, developing tailor-made solutions to suit individual circumstances and budgets, with Maria’s experience of retrofitting her own home giving her added insight into the client’s perspective. We firmly believe that the best route to long-term sustainability is to maximise energy efficiency, though we also have wide-ranging expertise in renewable technologies to meet residual needs. As a certified PassivHaus consultancy, we design and assess homes using the PassivHaus principles and planning package, as well as delivering continuous professional development (CPD) training in PassivHaus design.
Hempsec Ltd. is the research subsidiary of Greencore Construction. Hempsec is involved in a 3 year, EU funded research project with Bath University to commercialise high performance, low embodied carbon building panel systems using hemp, lime and timber. Our work involves designing, thermal modelling, carbon auditing and post occupancy evaluation of buildings constructed by Greencore. We have two Passiv Haus trained members of the team (Ian Pritchett and Gabriela Lavatelli). We are also involved in developing our own design guide, services strategy and performance standards to combine the PH standard with the 2016 zero-carbon standard AND low embodied carbon using natural materials.
Herz&Lang GmbH - The designers for energy efficient buildings. The Company is situated near Munich, specialized in zero carbon standards with both new and old buildings. Dieter Herz started with Low Energy Buildings in 1995 and designed the first Passivhaus constructed in Bavaria 1998. Herz&Lang was founded in 2002. The foundation of the company was the early entry into the Passivhaus market. The company has long term experience in relation to overall design of buildings and quality assurance. This led to a steady developed knowledge about Passivhaus certification standards in residential nonresidential buildings and refurbishments (EnerPHit).v With this special knowledge the company started with their Passivhaus consulting services in 2005 and accompanied certified Passivhaus buildings with a summary of buildings costs reaching in 2013 over 400 million euro in several countries, with a diverse range of focused teams and clients. The company is also accredited with Passivhaus Certification.
HM Architecture is a client focused chartered architectural practice based in Kendal, Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. Partner and Chartered Architect, Mark Deverill, is a Certified Passive House Designer and Chartered Architectural Technologist. The logical fabric first approach of Passive House sits comfortably with our design approach and company ethos, where simplicity, practicality and aesthetics combine.
The Icynene Insulation System is a soft, flexible, breathable, foam insulation and air barrier. Sprayed as a liquid Icynene expands to 100 times its initial volume in seconds. Icynene’s unique formulation sets it apart from other insulation products offering many advantages over traditional insulation materials and more modern alternatives. Icynene contains no HFC’s, CFC’s HFA or HCFC’s and it remains soft and flexible accommodating any normal expansion contraction or movement within a building. The Icynene Insulation System is 100% water blown containing no toxic chemicals and will deliver the performance you can count on for a lifetime of savings and comfort.
Ingleton Wood is a multi-disciplinary building consultancy providing integrated design and technical services from our offices in London, Billericay, Colchester and Norwich. Our professional in-house services include architecture, building surveying, planning, project management, services engineering and interior design. We can therefore offer our clients a comprehensive range of specialised skills which can streamline projects and deliver better value. Sustainability is a central theme of our work. Our Environmental discipline can deliver innovative and practical low-energy designs, including passivhaus, environmental assessments such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes, and environmental strategies through to commissioning and post-occupancy evaluation.
Isoquick Foundations are the perfect start for any Passivhaus scheme. Isoquick is a patented, Passivhaus certified, and engineered solution to providing highly insulated and thermal bridge free building foundations. Designed to work with a range of walls systems, including timber frame, ICF, masonry with EWI and Porotherm, Isoquick is equally suited to large commercial projects to one off units. For more information and updates visit us on: www.isoquick.co.uk www.facebook.com/isoquick
James Galpin of Hazle McCormack Young LLP is a PassivHaus Trust member and a designer of low energy solutions for new contemporary homes, education buildings and offices, as well as retrofit projects in all three sectors. Working closely with specialist Phil Neve of Aaben, James has recently delivered a new 6 bedroom PassivHaus dwelling in Mayfield (completed August 2014) and has designed new dwellings for three sites in East Sussex, plus retrofit dwellings in Kent. In addition to designing bespoke projects for individual clients, James is also working on theories to develop the concepts of PassivHaus further to find new ways of collecting and harnessing solar energy in a controlled manner to benefit education spaces and office developments. HMY primarily cover the South East of England from two offices in Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury, but we are happy to travel further afield for interesting projects.
JDA Architects design and deliver pioneering schemes for private clients and housing associations nationwide. We work with our clients, partners, the HCA and Local Authorities to improve the quality of housing through design and innovation. UK Over 50s Housing Awards – Nominated for 2015 BREEAM 2015 Industrial Building of the Year WINNER Best Residential Architects Practice 2015 WINNER Wigan Business Awards Environmental Technology Award WINNER BREEAM 2013 Industrial Building of the Year WINNER North West Regional Construction Awards Sustainability, Our Legacy WINNER North West Regional Construction Awards Project Of The Year For Lancashire WINNER RICS Awards Design and Innovation Nominated
Jim Miller Design in Brighton and Hove, Sussex has been undertaking sustainable projects since 2003. Specialising in the domestic retrofit and new build sector they are equally proficient at contempory and period schemes and their portfolio includes many listed buildings. A recent sustainable renovation was highly acclaimed at last years Eco Open House Event in Brighton. Projects can be modelled in PHPP as a design tool or to achieve certification. Working regularly with a wide range of sustainable specialists and contractors means the right team can be assembled for every project.
JL Studio is the architecture practice with a creative, collaborative and sustainable approach to design. Joanna Lindley, founder of JL Studio and The Eco Architect blog, is a RIBA Chartered Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer. It is her belief that Passivhaus should be the standard of choice for construction projects so that energy efficient and comfortable homes are made available to everyone. She has experience in designing a number of residential projects to the Passivhaus standard and strives to maximise the sustainable potential of all her designs.
John Gilbert Architects is a Scottish design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. We deliver beautiful, efficient, affordable projects designed with users, residents and the community. We undertake design work from a strategic level to detailed architecture with creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge.
John Pratley is an experienced designer with over 20 years commitment to creating and delivering sustainable architecture and masterplanning environments; with particular interest in social, community responsibilities and energy-efficient, ecological design. He is a Certified European Passivhaus Designer. John is currently leading the design delivery for Gardner Stewart Architects of the Passivhaus EnerPHit Retrofit of over 100 social housing flats within the eleven-storey Wilmcote House tower block in Southsea, Portsmouth. Website: gsa-studios.com
John Willoughby has been practising as an Energy and Environmental Design Consultant since 1977. His aim is to enable people to reduce the energy they require while providing a good quality internal environment. In addition he aims to be well informed on issues of sustainable building development. In a small way he believes this will reduce environmental impacts at a global and local level.
Award winning practice building on 20 years of experience of ‘green’ design to incorporate affordable and trouble-free measures into the mainstream. • Designing very energy efficient buildings using Passivhaus principles • Building sustainable homes and neighbourhoods • Developing sustainable policies and briefs • Advising on sustainable construction, specifications and suppliers We bring together theory and practice to create environmentally sustainable and cost-effective housing. We have particular experience and expertise in self-help housing and timber building We believe in adaptability and a proper role for residents as necessary conditions for sustainable development
Jon Hand is a certified trainer for Passivhaus workshops and has taken part in eight workshops with over 200 participants within the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow as well as advising several groups in South Korea on PH issues. When not involved in PH activities Dr. Hand develops and deploys detailed numerical analysis tools and techniques within the Energy Systems Research Unit of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. For two decades he was also a registered Architect and continues to be shocked by the designed-for-failure he sees in many conventional construction documents.
Josko was founded in 1960 by KommRat Johann Scheuringer, as a classic joiner‘s workshop. As early as 1970 the company began to specialise in windows and doors. Josko has this entrepreneurial vision to thank for its development into one of the leading brands in the industry. The Josko products are manufactured at the two centres of Kopfing and Andorf in the Upper Austrian Inn District. Today Josko’s core business lies in the manufacture and marketing of windows and doors of wood, wood/aluminium, composite/aluminium, plastic and plastic/aluminium in the high-end quality segment. Behind the stringent quality demands stands a Josko manager in each area of competence. At Josko all the divisions are given top priority.
Practice specialising in Sustainable Architecture since 2001, however as a Chartered Architect, I have been committed to sustainable design since the 1970’s, when energy conservation was undertaken on an intuitive and experiential basis. Dyﬁ Eco Parc, designed in the 1990’s included a year long objective, and subjective in use study, by a University research team including the early use of air pressure testing and thermography. Since 2008 the practice has been using PPHP for all domestic new build, also working to improve existing buildings with EnerPHit. The practice works in West Wales from a new two storey studio ofﬁce, with no installed heating system, designed and built to Passivhaus domestic and carbon neutral standards.
King Shaw Associates is a UK based practice specialising in low carbon, sustainable design for buildings, providing a high level of expertise across a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines. Our engineering design solutions are developed uniquely for each project of any size rather than an off the peg engineering solution. What distinguishes KSA in delivering Passivhaus projects, as an energy and occupant comfort standard, is the use of thermal modelling for predicting any issues during the design stage (ie. overheating, condensation, thermal comfort). Various design and construction alternatives (U-values calculation, solar control methods, passive design strategies and others) are then provided.
Kirsty Maguire leads an award winning eco architecture practice, delivering high performance, beautiful and practical buildings which are low cost to run, energy efficient, elegant and inspiring. The passivhaus standard forms an integral part of this. Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd also provides training in this sector for students and professionals. Projects are run across Scotland and internationally with clients ranging from private individuals to large organisations such as the United Nations. With 15 years experience in the sector, KMA brings together experience and innovation in design and construction. The practice also works collaboratively with other industry leading specialists.
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.
Lee Evans Elements is an environmental building consultancy specialising in low energy design, Passivhaus, and responsible retrofits. Our work ranges from whole house retrofits to new education buildings, where we can provide advice on planning and concept designs, detailing and energy consumption analysis. As Certified Passivhaus Designers, we can offer: • Design advice at all stages for low energy homes and buildings. • PHPP (Passivhaus Planning Package) calculations to calculate the predicted heat loss and energy demand. • Planning and Detail drawings with reduced and eliminated thermal bridging. • Thermal bridge analysis using THERM software. • Full architectural services for Passivhaus developments.
Over 50 years of experience has taken Lendlease across the globe from Australia to Asia, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 12,400 people around the world and manage an extensive portfolio of assets. We are proud to say that over a million people around the world live, work, shop or are connected through an asset we have created, every single day. Our clients, partners and investors can choose to leverage our strengths and local expertise at any stage of the property and infrastructure spectrum from development, investment management, project management & construction, and asset & property management or partner with us right through the complete journey.
Certified Passivhaus designers and consultants with specialist knowledge in sustainable building design, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Plus with our in-house LED lighting and design company Liht, Living Logic offer a whole package of solutions bespoke to each individual building. Whether new build or refurbishment, domestic or non-domestic, Living Logic work with individuals and organisations wanting to live in a low energy world, promoting the development of low and zero carbon buildings that enhance our lives physically, environmentally, economically and socially.
Locate Architects was set up in January 2004 by Chris Morgan, formerly a Project Architect with Gaia Architects. We offer a range of services but specialise in sustainable development and ecological design. Building on certification in Building Biology (buildings and health) and Permaculture, Chris is a certified Passivhaus designer and a member of the International Passivhaus Association and its UK partner, the Passivhaus Trust. With four passivhaus projects on the books, Locate are looking to add (certified) passivhaus design to a wide range of existing expertise in ultra low energy, healthy and ecological design. We work closely with Passivhaus Associates (see below) in Scotland, and with Warm Associates (see below also) as certifiers to provide a complete passivhaus design package in Scotland and the North of England.
Low Carbon Box are Sustainable Building Consultants working and partnering with clients, contractors and consultants to deliver low energy and sustainable building solutions. Our key services are: PassivHaus | SAP Calculations | SBEM | EPC | Thermal bridging Calculations | Overheating simulation | Daylight Analysis | Code for Sustainable Homes With a strong Architectural background supported by Building Physics, we understand how buildings go together and the performance expectations from our services and results. Website: http://www.lowcarbonbox.co.uk
Our main objective is tackling climate change through highlighting the connection between buildings, the people that use them, energy use and carbon emissions. We do this by running innovative low-carbon construction projects, green building courses and Eco Education Days for schools. We also offer a range of consultancy services including Passivhaus design.
Founded in 2012 as Magic Thermodynamic Box, the growth of the company across the globe has seen us need to build a more suitable brand which is why in early 2017 we launched Magic Box International. As a UK manufacturer we innovate and design functional Hot Water renewable energy products and Central Heating energy saving products. As an accredited and award winning company we are passionate about the science of ‘Thermodynamics’ and how this can be maximised in engineering. By embracing the laws of Thermodynamics we innovate, design and manufacture these products in the UK and export them to the global market. The products have been adopted in domestic and commercial properties both retrofit and new build. As they are progressive and innovative we are also now seeing them embraced by the SIPs and Passive House community.
MagmaTech develops thermally insulating fixings designed to remove thermal bridging from insulated buildings. This includes low conductivity basalt fibre wall ties for use in masonry cavity walls; “TeploTie TM”. The ties were used in the breakthrough Denby Dale Passsivhaus project and many other low energy projects across the UK. Fixings have also been used in Passivhaus retrofit / refurb projects. Thermally broken connections between most construction materials are possible. MagmaTech welcomes the opportunity to solve your thermal bridging problems.
Make is a design led chartered building company based in Bristol. Working on creative construction projects; Make will deliver on-time, to budget and with no defects. Bringing experience of major contracting to the domestic market, Make can call upon a skillset that is rare amongst local builders. This enables us to tackle the larger and more complex domestic projects. At Make, we Design, Plan, and then Build. This may take a little longer, but it gives us the time to build relationships and to build quality.
Martin is an independent consultant specialising in energy efficiency in the built environment. He is a Certified Passivhaus Designer and has a background as a Chartered Civil Engineer and Business Consultant. He has an MBA in Strategic Carbon Management from the University of East Anglia, and has increasingly focused on Passivhaus as being a proven means to deliver low energy buildings. Martin advises clients on their projects from concept through to post-occupancy evaluation. He believes it essential that we ensure our buildings deliver for their occupants - in practice not just in theory. Martin has led performance evaluation studies funded by InnovateUK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and by ERDF, of domestic new build and refurbishment, as well as non-domestic new build. Studies include ongoing assessment of the award-winning Wimbish Passivhaus development.
MEAD: Energy & Architectural Design Ltd was founded by Kym Mead in 2014 as an independent consultancy specialising in Passivhaus buildings, offering impartial advice and certification to industry professionals and aspiring self-builders.
MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of FSC Certified, sustainable timber construction panels. The award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service. This innovation has been demonstrated perfectly in the development of MEDITE VENT, a structural breathable sheathing panel and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, the world’s first airtight OSB panel, as certified by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI). In association with a suite of PHI certified timber building systems, this product range sets the standards in low energy and Passivhaus construction and addresses challenges in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and climate change.
MH Architects was formed as Miller Hughes Associates in 1986, rebranding as mh Architects in 2008. We are based in Chichester and work across the south of England. We strive to make architecture that can inspire both inside and out, marrying attractive appearance with straightforward functionality to give our clients buildings that will be enjoyed for years to come. We believe that good design is about achieving the objectives of our clients in the most elegant way possible, using the optimum resources available, in the most economical way. In our view sustainability should be truly integrated in all buildings from conception and the challenge for us is to fuse this with design that genuinely responds to its context and occupants.
Mike Whitfield Construction Ltd is based in South Herefordshire. Mike first worked on a carefully designed energy efficient building in 1996, and since then has been on a steadily improving journey. In 2005 we were main contractors on the conversion of 2 barns into offices for the sustainable architects Architype, a project which won the 2007 RIBA Sustainability Award. By the time PH became known in the UK, we were already using many of the principles, and in 2010 when we started our first project that had been designed using PHPP, it was a natural progression for us. Since then we have worked almost exclusively on retrofits, extensions and new builds to PH principles. Mike has spoken on construction methods and detailing at AECB and UK Passivhaus conferences.
MINT Construction Services Ltd was created by Dennis Merrigan MRICS & Paul Smart. Together they have a combined 75 years in the construction industry; Dennis as a professional Quantity Surveyor and Paul as a contracts Quantity Surveyor and project manager for major London contractors. More recently Dennis has operated in the residential market and has built, and lives in, his own certified Passivhaus which enables him to give clients the benefit of his own invaluable experience. Dennis & Paul decided to combine their considerable experience to create a company with a focus on building to passivhaus standards. Our first project is a refurbishment of a house in South London, built to Passivhaus standards.
New Bold Design Limited is an architectural design and project management consultancy, led by the Director, Philip Newbold, which draws on over 35 years experience in the public and private sectors encompassing all types of construction projects for a wide variety of Clients. In addition to a full range of mainstream architectural services we specialise in three main areas of building design :- ACCESSIBLE DESIGN For the last twenty years or so Philip has developed his knowledge and experience in the design of buildings for people with disabilities, both in large scale multiple-user projects for commercial Clients and in domestic projects for individual Clients with special needs. SUSTAINABLE DESIGN For the last ten years or so Philip has taken an increasing interest in low-energy building technologies and energy conservation. He recently qualified as a Certified European Passivhaus Consultant at the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the AECB and the Passivhaus Trust. CONSERVATION DESIGN Throughout his career, Philip has been recycling old buildings, either by adapting or extending them for a new use or restoring them to extend their existing life including everything from modest domestic extensions to major new build projects and multi-million pound Listed Building conversions.
NIBE ENERGY FOR LIFE. NIBE Energy Systems Ltd is a subsidiary of NIBE Climate Solutions Business Area based in Sweden and is a leading European manufacturer in the sustainable energy sector. The company is committed to sustainable construction and specialises in providing high-tech energy-saving solutions for heating, ventilation, cooling and heat recovery. It offers Energy for Life when it comes to renewable heating solutions, from ground source, air source and exhaust air heat pumps to solar thermal packages and whole-house ventilation. NIBE also prides itself on delivering a variety of training courses at locations across the UK, aimed at providing installers with all the knowledge and expertise needed to carry out efficient, start-to-finish installations. For more information, visit www.nibe.co.uk.
Nicola Donaldson Chartered Architect is an independent architecture practice where the focus is on simple, innovative and functional design.
NPS is a national property consultancy with 28 offices across the UK. Working in both the public and private sector, we have extensive experience of designing, adapting and procuring an extensive range of properties. We aim to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients and offer a complete turnkey solution: design - development - construction. Our projects are about future-proofing each new community and environment by reducing the overall energy demand and carbon footprint. Our benchmark is to raise the bar in providing sustainable homes by deploying Passivhaus principles and standards.
nvirohaus is a design led practice founded by Roger Burton, drawing on an understanding and experience of environmental performance and the application of Passivhaus principles to offer healthy, comfortable buildings with lower carbon and lower cost performance over their lifetime
Based in Hereford, OKX Architecture is a market town practice keen to promote and introduce ecological and energy efficient design solutions to the wider community. The practice has experience in a broad range of sectors including commercial, retail and domestic, for business, small housing developers and many private clients, taking projects from inception to completion. Over the years the practice has also specialised in community buildings, working closely with registered charities and funding bodies. The practice undertakes the majority of projects throughout the Welsh Marches and the surrounding counties.
PAD are an award winning young architectural practice who specialise in delivering highly contemporary and environmentally responsible architecture. We firmly believe that architects have a duty to be leaders within the construction industry promoting sustainability. Our practice has expertise working with listed and historic buildings and we have extensive experience designing within sensitive urban and rural situations. At PAD we are passionate about preserving the environment for future generations and we embrace a sustainable design approach as an integral part of each building’s concept. Our passion for sustainability married with creative design ability is the key aspect that allows our practice to deliver excellence.
We are a small flexible team currently based in Glasgow who believe that fantastic architecture should permeate every aspect of your daily life. We aim to create site-specific high quality design solutions at any scale – the spaces in which we all live and work should be sensory, exciting, inspiring, imaginative and fun. Our experience includes time spent working on site so we have a practical understanding of construction, which we believe will give you a more thorough and thoughtful solution. We are building a strong commitment to low-energy design, and one of our directors is a certified Passivhaus Designer.
Parsons & Whittley is an award winning architectural practice based in Swaffham, Norfolk. The practice includes in house registered Code and Energy Assessors and believes firmly in sustainable architecture. With a team of 7 the practice is experienced in all types of buildings with a project list ranging from private residences through housing and property development, to commercial projects such as office developments and car showrooms. Currently on site with 14 Passivhaus units in Wimbish, Essex for Hastoe Housing Association, which it hopes will be the first multi unit rural housing scheme in the UK to achieve Passivhaus certification.
Passive House Systems Ltd have been involved in air tightness in new builds and renovations since 2008. We are proud to be the distributors of the German manufactured Gerband Rooftite system of products in the UK and Ireland. We are continuously listening to our various customer types and improving our product range to meet increased levels of air tightness and vapour control. While headquartered in Essex we provide an unrivalled service to our customers in the UK and Ireland, especially with product support and supply.
We provide design, consultancy and build support services for Passivhaus and "close to" Passivhaus projects. Graham Drummond and Chris Morgan are the principals. Our first project, the Craigrothie certified Passivhaus, was completed in 2011. We are based in Fife, Scotland and are actively involved with the Passivhaus Trust Scotland Group.
Certified designers providing specialist advice and a sustainable approach to low energy design based on Passivhaus principals.
Passivhaus Homes Ltd. provides a one-stop Passivhaus design-and-build service - architect, energy modeller and builder. We are trained Passivhaus Designers and Consultants, certified by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Working as an integrated team, we are aiming to deliver Certified Passivhaus homes at the same cost as their non-Passivhaus equivalents. Our homes are either built to the full Certified Passivhaus standard, or up to 40kWh/m2a; making it easier to achieve the UK zero carbon standard. Our homes also provide excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels, and we use low embodied energy, breathable materials wherever appropriate.
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.
The practices’ primary focus is on the delivery of high quality, responsible architecture for clients who appreciate the benefits of top quality design and sustainable built environments. This has promoted the development of the team’s specialist skills and knowledge. In pursuit of these specialist abilities, Paul McAlister he is now the first Architect in Northern Ireland to become a ‘Certified European Passive House Designer’. The team continues to invest in training and research in order to provide bespoke services to both the private and public sectors clients. Paul McAlister Architects have now completed one of the first passive houses in Northern Ireland.
I take my values of good design and fundamental sustainability to offer my clients good value, healthy, flexible and useful buildings. Architecture is all about people, and I aim to create buildings in which, above all, people enjoy living and working.
Pen y Coed Insulation are the specialists in Warmcel insulation and the pro clima airtightness system. Our teams have 15 years of experience of installing Warmcel in all types of timber frame buildings from traditional oak framing to I beam technology, extensions, social housing, to factories and schools. Pen y Coed Insulation can offer you technical and construction advice on all aspects of Warmcel insulation and airtightness solutions. Warmcel is cellulose fibre insulation made from recycled newspapers for use in timber frame walls, floors and roofs. Cellulose fibre is manufactured by milling newspapers which are then treated with inorganic salts to protect against burning and pest damage. Warmcel is installed by injection under pressure filling stud walls and roofs completely leaving no gaps or voids so the maximum insulation levels are achieved for the most cost effective sustainable insulation. Pen y Coed Insulation have been working on the latest Passivhaus projects using Warmcel and the pro clima air tightness system getting some of the best airtightness test results attained in the country. Our airtightness testing technicians can give you advice at the start of your project through to testing and certification for your airtightness test result.
Phi is a group of architects and designers, certified in Passivhaus Design, founded by Claire Jamieson and Sara Darwin. Phi reflects their design philosophy with Ëœsmart" architecture, sustainable and environmentally responsible design, combined with the application of Phi, the golden section, to create beautiful proportions in design. Phi is committed to cost efficient design and construction culminating in highly energy efficient solutions. Phi is an international partnership with Northern and Southern hemisphere representation, sharing knowledge for best practice details, construction and Passivhaus modelling (using the PHPP software) Claire and Sara studied Architecture & Environmental Design together at Nottingham University. Subsequently qualifying as British Architects, registered with the ARB, they have practised architecture in the UK for the last 20 years. Sharing an enthusiasm for modern residential design with sustainable solutions, they are qualified as Certified Passivhaus Designers through the Building Research Establishment Passivhaus Designer Course. Visit www.passivhausinternational.com for more information and to contact:- Claire Jamieson in Yorkshire, UK/ Australia and Sara Darwin in Manchester, UK
Piers Sadler is Director and owner of Piers Sadler Consulting and is a building scientist, building energy consultant and Certified Passivhaus Designer based in Bristol. He is passionate about improving building performance through better design, construction and operation, taking a fabric first approach wherever possible. He enjoys collaborating with architects and engineers and a range of associates to develop low energy building and services designs for residential new build and refurbishment and specialist and small commercial/industrial buildings. Passivhaus design principles together with sound building science inform all his work. Piers is currently working on two Passivhaus projects and uses PHPP as a design tool to test ideas and inform cost benefit assessments across a range of other schemes. In 2015 Piers organised a Passivhaus conference in Bristol as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.
P6P have over six years’ experience of delivering certified Passivhaus homes and buildings. A company specialising in delivering high performance, low energy homes & buildings with an emphasis on Passivhaus. We work with you the client to create your dream passivhaus home in the UK. Our ethos is to provide you with 100% value through delivery, innovation & transparency. We have delivered certified Passivhaus flats and houses for both councils and private clients. Our experience with Passivhaus can save a client on both time and money. We have the skills within our team to either design and build your building or just take on the building element and work closely with your architect.
Pozzoni designs homes for real people: we have a duty to provide economic, flexible, sustainable buildings for the 21st century and design both contemporary and traditional solutions to address the context and brief. Established in 1983 to provide architectural and master planning services, we have evolved as a 'House of Specialists', with proven experience of delivering projects in market sectors including leisure, older people, education, offices, hospitality, mixed use, commercial, retail, industrial and housing including the highly energy efficient PassivHaus. Our work is underpinned by our dynamic graphics and visualisation resources, qualified interior designers and strong environmental and sustainability team, enabling us to advise our clients from a project's initial concept through to its occupation.
Prewett Bizley architects have developed a deep interest in developing into low carbon consuming buildings, either new or existing. We believe in a fabric first approach based on the rigorous approach implicit in Passivhaus philosophy. In the face of the massive carbon reductions that the UK needs to make in the next few decades, we see the activity of architects as crucially important. The AECB have shown great leadership in low carbon building and the advent of the Passivhaus trust is a significant step forward for the UK in knowledge and skill development.
Price & Myers was established in 1978 in London as a firm of consulting structural engineers. Price & Myers Sustainability was set up in 2004. We are a specialist team providing consultancy and design support to enhance the sustainability of construction projects. Our range of expertise and experience is wide, working from early conceptual and feasibility stages through to post occupancy, from small refurbishments to large scale master planning. We have worked on over 400 projects providing high level consultancy with respect to low energy design and Part L compliance, renewable energy feasibility, BREEAM, CSH, Passivhaus and SKA.
Prism Architectural is an independent glazing & cladding specialist. We specialise in providing new solutions for curtain walling, bolted glazing, cladding, windows and roof glazing. In our range is the AT-135 Passive House certified aluminium timber window system which is of composite construction with inward opening. The achieved rate of heat transfer through the window sash is 0.78W/m2K and glass of 0.6 W/m2K with a base thickness of 116mm and wing thickness of 135mm. Aluminium profiles can be anodised or powder coated. Woods can be American White Oak with options of Eucalyptus, Ash, Mahogany, Walnut or Cherry. Solid hardwood profiles can be lacquered, brushed or painted in a desired colour. Certified by the Passive House Institute and FSC Approved.
PRS Builders is a dynamic firm of professional building contractors operating across Greater London and the South East of England. Established in 2006, we are fully participating members of the Federation of Master Builders, Passivhaus Trust and AECB the sustainable building association. We offer a complete turn-key package, providing fully insured project management services delivered by our team of accredited professionals. This means that we always achieve the design, no matter how complex or challenging. Our specialties are architect driven projects. Especially “Passive House,” the global leading environmental build system in which we have acquired an industry leading reputation. Our portfolio includes a number of completed projects, and many testimonials from clients and our architect project partners that endorse the quality of our work.
RDA is an internationally experienced architectural practice set within the heart of South East London with a very simple philosophy, “we regard each and every piece of work as is if we were the client and the building belonged to us”. Our knowledge and experience ensures that we can comfortably handle a very broad range of projects from large commercial developments to beautifully crafted domestic buildings and sensitive unique renovation work.
Rees Pryer Architects are an award winning chartered practice based in Bury St Edmunds. Our projects range from individual domestic schemes to complex multi-disciplined projects. We pride ourselves on providing well-considered and innovative design solutions that meet both Clients’ needs and reflect the character of the area in which we live and work. We believe that the design solutions and integrated systems that are most successful in their implementation are those that are mostly passive, and in essence, simple in their application. By working closely together these principles can be developed to ensure the Client realises a thoroughly successful long term solution.
Founded in Germany in 1948, REHAU is now one of the world’s leading polymer producers – developing innovative, efficient and high quality solutions in polymer which meet the demands of both the construction and industrial markets. The company’s reputation has been built on delivering products and systems which exploit the inherent benefits of polymer and offer environmentally efficient, high performing alternatives to traditional materials. A global company, established in 170 locations and with more than 19000 employees worldwide, REHAU has huge resources invested in product development and application. In the UK, it has a large headquarters in Ross on Wye with dedicated technical and product development teams, two large scale polymer extrusion plants in North Wales and a network of regional sales offices and commercial specialists providing advice and support to developers, specifiers, and contractors. The company’s product range includes market leading Passivhaus window, door and curtain walling systems, developed in both PVC-U and composites. Hugely versatile and capable of producing frames in a wide variety of shapes, styles and colours, REHAU is a popular choice across the retail, trade and commercial sectors. Alongside window systems, REHAU also manufactures other products for the construction market including renewable energy solutions, cable management systems and highly specialised pipework and fittings for plumbing and underfloor heating, district heating and ground source energy applications.
Richard Maxton has been designing homes, house extensions and award winning commercial developments for nearly thirty years. During this period Richard has worked all over Scotland and has an enviable reputation for securing Planning Consents for difficult sites. As a Certified PassivHaus Designer Richard has the skills to design low energy homes to the PassivHaus Standard. A Chartered Technologist, Richard takes great care to accurately establish a definitive Client Brief at the outset to ensure the Client ‘dream’ is realised. Richard provides a single point of contact service and works with a network of professionals to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.
Having studied at Leicester School of Architecture from the mid 1970s, Doug joined tp bennett as an architect in 1984 a Partner years later in 1987. Doug moved the practice from Holborn to their present offices in One America Street on the Southbank in 1998. He was Managing Partner for 10 years between 1999 and 2009 and led the conversion of the practice to a Limited Liability Partnership in 2005. With Richard Beastall, Doug co-founded and established the interiors division of the practice in 1997. Doug is committed to contemporary architectural design and has extensive experience in the Commercial, Residential and hospital sectors. He has a keen interest in practical, pragmatic and cost effective sustainable design having founded the sustainability unit at tp bennett in the late 1990s.
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Sarah Small Architects began in 2009 in Weymouth, Dorset. It is a small design led studio that specialises in sustainable architecture.
Senior Architectural Systems. A family of glazing solutions that brings buildings to life. Senior Architectural, part of the UKs leading glazing systems company, offers a comprehensive family of fenestration solutions for commercial and residential applications. The range incorporates Senior Aluminium Systems range of class-leading thermally broken energy efficient windows, doors and curtain walls. Senior Hybrid Systems composite line features the protection of coated aluminium to external surfaces and the beauty of engineered timber internally. Senior Glass Systems high quality insulated glass units use a combination of soft-core solar control glass and EdgeTechs TriSeal spacer systems to generate improved U-values, curtail noise transition and dramatically reduce seal failures. And new for 2012, Senior Fibre Systems innovative pultruded fibreglass option offers impressively high specification and excellent acoustic performance. Frames are environmentally friendly, inherently stable and fully repairable - ideal where robustness and a predictable lifespan are commercially desirable. Aluminium profiles can be powder coated in virtually any colour in Seniors in-house powder coating facility, which is one of the largest and most technically advanced in the country. Offering flexible and assured lead times, stocks are distributed from strategically located centres at Livingston, Doncaster and Newport.
Shaw and Jagger Architects offer specialised consultancy in Passivhaus design and PHPP analysis on our projects. We can engage with this exceptional world leading standard of construction early on in the concept stages of design to achieve optimal performance and comfort yet always still maintain strong focus on architectural design and proportion. We are liberal in our approach to all types of construction and styles of architecture to which we can apply Passivhaus. Renovation and deep retrofit offers the opportunity to develop projects to EnerPHit, sometimes by Component Criteria rather than energy performance, if the limitations of the building are too great. We can work with you to greatly improve levels of comfort, control of mould growth, air quality, energy consumption, daylight and projected lifetime of your home with the ethos and application of Passivhaus.
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.
I have many years of experience working with National developers, on residential layouts and commercial architectural design. I am highly practical and motivated by good design both modern and traditional. Sustainability is a key word in these days of environmental consciousness, and my designs take this as a fundamental base, to achieve both client aspirations and Governmental requirements. To this aim I am actively pursuing modern methods of construction including Passive Houses.
Founded in year 2000, State of Design is a Cambridge based RIBA architecture practice operating in the Cambridge area and London. Over the years we have perfected flexibility so that in addition to our design skills, we can offer our clients efficiency and cost effectiveness that is hard to match wherever their projects are based. Our ultimate aim is to produce daring and innovative architecture that takes advantage of the latest technological advances, yet it is very personal and respectful towards for the environment. We like working with constraints and the design challenges they pose - in fact, the more difficult the site or the brief is, the better. We are problem solvers. Furthermore the experience gathered from working in the theatre and advertising realm is often channelled towards resolving architectural dilemmas, leading to visually striking yet always practical architectural solutions.
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Junko Suetake is a Japanese architect and certified Passivhaus designer. Her design is characterized by a considered approach to comfort, climate and landscape, using locally made materials where possible. The aim is to create sustainable development, which meets user’s needs, without compromising design quality. She has produced innovative and award-winning spaces for various happy clients in the UK and Japan and believes in the efficacy of collaboration and sharing knowledge with others such as the PHT. The last 6 years have been dedicated to sustainable housing, school projects, and a low energy straw bale community building produced by Anne Thorne Architects.
Our practice is committed to developing sustainable low-energy architectural solutions achieved by understanding our client's requirements and mimicking natural systems whilst embracing cutting edge developments in construction and computer technologies. We design buildings that bring architecture and nature together.
Taylor Kay Architecture is a practice based in South East London that is committed to exceptional design with minimal impact on the planet’s resources whilst still providing excellent value for money. We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations as to what can be achieved within the project constraints. We treat each project individually and create designs that are imaginative and beautiful whilst also affordable and practical. It is important to us that the design responds sympathetically to both its location and the natural environment.
TECTONICS is a design led architectural practice based in East London. With extensive experience in residential projects, Tectonics have completed urban site in-fills, bespoke alterations to traditional London housing stock and complete new-build properties. The practice is also involved in cultural and community buildings including various international planning proposals. Sustainability is at the heart of the approach to each project, incorporating the best use of natural light, ventilation and solar gain, good quality materials and reduced energy consumption techniques wherever possible.
Strong leadership has meant that Casey has stayed at the forefront of changing practice. Delivering the UK’s first large scale retrofit EnerPhit project, of 32 maisonettes in Manchester, saw Casey develop ground breaking techniques to achieve the prescribed standards. Better housing, better social environments and a better standard of living help create communities that are better integrated and that enjoy a heightened sense of unity. Preserving the environment, commitment to quality and caring for the community are the three central principles on which Casey places its business. It is these that give company its enviable record of delivery of first class product on time, within budget and with the highest regard for quality, safety and customer satisfaction.
The Eco Refurbishment Company is a building company at the forefront of environmental construction and refurbishment, delivering sustainable construction solutions in one complete package. Our approach is to waste no opportunity to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of buildings either during construction, refurbishment or conversion process. Our Project Director is a Passive House Certified Tradesperson and all our operatives have been through the Fabric First Better Building Programme. Our core areas of operation cover London and all the South East, recent projects include a ZED house, CSH Level 5 house and several low carbon retrofits.
The Healthy Home Ltd designs, project-manages and carries out residential retrofits for health, comfort and energy efficiency and specialises in using the appropriate modern and natural materials to ensure a moisture robust result. The director of the company, Richard Bendy, is a certified Passivhaus Consultant who has also successfully completed the AECB’s Carbonlite Retrofit course; he is a BPEC certified MVHR/MEV designer/installer/commissioner as well as being a NAPIT registered domestic electrical installer with a special interest in the use of circadian/sunrise/sunset lighting to improve occupant health.
The Outbuilding provides affordable and accessible technical advice for low energy construction. Working throughout the South East with a friendly and personable approach to building design and consultancy. Experts in PHPP and Passivhaus.
Tooley & Foster have over 120 years' experience of designing Environments that work and we believe that Passivhaus is the most reliable way to achieve comfortable low energy buildings for the future. We have award winning expertise in designing housing, care and residential homes, commercial buildings and schools. We are happy to work with clients at all stages of projects - from concepts, initial PHPP modelling, detail design, construction information through to Passivhaus certification.
Trecodome provides strategic advises on the transition towards an eco-society, a sustainable built environment and the relation between innovation, investment in sustainability and closing cycles.
Trunk is a Chartered Building Consultancy dedicated to delivering very low energy and Passivhaus homes. Expert in both new build homes and refurbishment projects, including listed buildings, Trunk is committed to best practice. We have handled many projects, everything from the highly contemporary to quirky listed buildings, infusing all of them with low energy and Passivhaus principles that go way beyond mere compliance. Trunk’s offering is simple but highly flexible. It spans design, consultancy and project management, with expertise every step of the way. Proud Winners of Constructing Excellence 2013 'Achiever of the Year' and Finalists for 'Project of the Year' and 'Leadership and People Development'. Trunk's Mike Jacob was named as one of Building Magazine's 50 Rising Stars of Sustainability.
Urban Front design and make hardwood contemporary front, internal feature and garage doors with steel reinforced cores, high security locks, security keys, and pivot or 3D hinges. We have recently launched our new E98 Passiv door which has just achieved Passive House Certification. These doors are available in most of the Urban Front popular door designs and in all of our hardwoods including Iroko, European Oak, American Black Walnut, Fumed Oak and Wenge. The doors are made with triple rebates, steel reinforcement, high insulation values and various bespoke sizing. Urban Front doors are made in the UK. For more information, please call our office on 01494 778787 www.urbanfront.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
fresh-r® for healthy indoor air-quality at low cost. Vaventis develops, produces and markets the fresh-r®, a decentralised ventilation system with heat-recovery, which is demand controlled (CO2 and RH), ensuring minimum power usage, maximum heat recovery and optimum comfort. The fresh-r® is passive house certified and has been awarded with the passive house award 2016. The fresh-r® can be integrated in-the-wall or mounted on-the-wall. Both versions are easy to install, easy to operate and easy to maintain. Visit www.vaventis.com or contact email@example.com for more information
Wall2Wall Surveying are specialists in cladding and renders, both modern and historic finishes. We are able to specify & arrange installation of numerous interior and exterior wall insulation systems with many finishes to satisfy local planning and clients’ preferences With over 30 years “hands on” experience our expertise can prove invaluable particularly for retro fit EWI. We are approved domestic Green Deal advisors with direct access to qualified Green Deal Installers and Providers
Water Lane Architects is a small architectural practice with most clients being home owners, commercial or education bodies. Most of our projects are in East Anglia, with a project value between £50,000 and £3M. The practice was set up by Chris Exley in 2011 and aims to draw on his 30 years of interest in and experience of sustainable architectural development. Chris was formerly a BREEAM Assessor, Director responsible for sustainable development and ISO 9001 and 14001 at Charter Partnership and Archial. Water Lane Architects has recently submitted for Planning Permission for its first PH design plus butterfly reserve in Essex.
Consultant on all aspects of sustainable buildings, working with architects and building contractors to optimise energy saving. With our help you can utilise natural materials and energy to create bespoke buildings that are environmentally sensitive and highly efficient.
Zehnder Comfosystems provides a unique approach to indoor climate control introducing Eco-conscious homeowners to the benefits of integrated whole house solutions and a unique approach to controlling the indoor climate. With a choice of options ranging from heat recovery and comfort ventilation, to the ComfoBox which can provide heat recovery, ventilation, heating, cooling and hot water in one compact unit, there is a solution for every homeowner looking to maximize the energy efficiency and comfort of their home. Our experienced team is on hand to guide our customers from specification right through to installation, after sales service and advice, ensuring that Zehnder Comfosystems remains synonymous with quality, reliability and trust.