Here is a list of our architect members...
Thinking of a new Passivhaus or EnerPHit retrofit? Accredited Passivhaus Design are enthusiastic about creating attractive buildings that are space efficient, comfortable to be in, contribute to their surroundings and use little energy. We use the Passivhaus method as it is proven in design and on site. Our Certified Passivhaus Designer has over 25 years' experience of creating housing for individuals, social landlords and care providers, from masterplanning to detail design. We can work with other architects and can provide construction stage energy calculations and working drawings for contractors. We can take you through the design, planning and construction stages of creating something seemingly impossible - Really comfortable, attractive buildings that cost very little to run. Our website can tell you more. Accredited Passivhaus Design is a trading division of the Tooley & Foster Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
Architype is an award-winning architectural design practice with a passion for creating outstanding contemporary architecture using environmentally sustainable materials and methods. Sustainability is at the heart of Architype's culture, inspiring and informing everything they do. Their work is primarily in the social sector, encompassing education, community, culture, housing and health. Led by directors Jonathan Hines and Bob Hayes, Architype has offices in Hereford and London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicola Donaldson Chartered Architect is an independent architecture practice where the focus is on simple, innovative and functional design.
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
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.
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.
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.
PDP London is a 120 strong London and Hong Kong based international practice, known primarily for our skilful integration of contemporary architecture within historic environments. We work across a variety of sectors, primarily existing and new residential but also extra-care, commercial, civic and mixed used developments. Our projects are developed with sound environmental principles and sustainability in mind from the very start. We focus on a Fabric First approach to building design, maximising the performance of the components and materials that form the building fabric, before considering the use of active services. This approach can reduce capital and operational costs, improving the energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
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
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.
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.
Sarah Small Architects began in 2009 in Weymouth, Dorset. It is a small design led studio that specialises in sustainable architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.