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.
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.
Baumit is one of the leading European brands for sustainable plaster, render and external wall insulation for the construction industry. Founded in Austria in 1988, Baumit now has a presence in over 30 countries worldwide. Baumit UK offer an extensive range of innovative, tested products, including BBA approved EWI systems, façade renders, paints and healthy living indoor plasters. Product research, development and innovation, combined with excellent customer service are an important part of the Baumit values, and we work in close cooperation with our partners to ensure every project is a success.
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.
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. http://www.coldproof.co.uk/
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.
If you’re passionate about cutting carbon or reducing your energy bills, it’s reassuring to have Encraft’s expertise on your side. Our respected consultants are leaders in their fields and have been involved in some of the most innovative projects of recent years. We specialise in building physics (including Passivhaus), distributed energy projects and related web applications, for a client base ranging from individual householders to large organisations in both the public and private sectors. Whether you need advice about the technical aspects of your project or wish to equip employees with new skills, Encraft is the industry leader.
PHT seeks part-time Events & Marketing AssistantWe have a vacancy for a new assistant to work on a freelance, part-time basis at PHT and the SDF. The role involves updating websites and databases across all programmes, liaison with members, supporting events, preparing and circulating newsletters, and general office assistance as needed. If this sounds interesting, please send a CV and brief email to email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
Hastoe is an independent registered housing association managing over 4000 rented, shared ownership and leasehold homes across the South, East and West of England. Our roots are in innovation. This has led to specialisms in rural communities and in climate protection. Our development of the Passivhaus scheme at Wimbish is a perfect example of what we aim to achieve - sustainable homes and communities which provide affordable homes for local people. Our subsidiary, Sustainable Homes Ltd ( www.sustainablehomes.co.uk)is the UK's leading sustainability and consultancy provider for the sector and beyond. They provide exemplary training on the Passivhaus standard.
Internorm is Europeâ€™s largest window brand with over 20 million window units produced. Internorm is not just the market leader, but the knowledge leader â€“ due to its extensive experience since 1931. As the only window brand in Europe with nine passive house certificates, Internorm represents the leading expertise in energy efficient windows and doors, and is the market leader in Europe for highly thermally insulating window systems.
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.
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.
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’re 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.
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.
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.
Munster Joinery is amongst the largest manufacturers of energy efficient windows and doors in Europe. Founded in 1973, the company has grown year on year with the continuous development of new products, materials and processes. The company has a 940,000sq ft. production facility in Ireland and another 230,000sq ft.in Warwickshire in the UK. In recent years Munster Joinery has focused on developing energy efficient products through green and sustainable processes and operations. All of the products are designed for optimal thermal performance with U-values as low as 0.47 W/m²K. Several window systems, all of which are designed, developed and manufactured in house are now Passive House certified. Property owners are assured of an energy efficient product from an environmentally aware source together with an efficient service when they purchase Munster Joinery products.
Nicola Donaldson Chartered Architect is an independent architecture practice where the focus is on simple, innovative and functional design.
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.
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.
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.
Kammerling and KBE are part of the Profine Group, which is Europe's largest extruder of window and door systems under the Kammerling, KBE and Trocal brand names and operate across 21 different countries. The brands have an enviable reputation in the UK for product design, quality and environmental performance. Their latest 88mm System has won awards in Germany and has just received PassivHaus certification. Kammerling and KBE can also lay claim to be one of the most environmentally conscious brands in the UK, supplying window and door systems using Greenline, a proven lead-free compound and supporting this with the Recyline recycling initiative.
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.
Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of construction products for the creation of a more sustainable built environment. Its global strategy is focused around meeting some of the fundamental challenges faced by the world today: reducing energy consumption, limiting our impact on the environment, and creating a new generation of buildings which are safe, comfortable and energy efficient. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector are part of the Saint-Gobain Group.
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.
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.