Bere Architects' Passivhaus Projects win at Greenbuild Awards
Trust members Bere Architects, were among the winners at the recent Greenbuild Awards for their Passivhaus projects. The winners of the first ever Greenbuild Awards were announced on 9th May in a ceremony at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. The One Show's Lucy Siegle revealed the winning entries in categories ranging from domestic newbuild to behavioural change. The judges included Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), Kerry Mashford (Technology Strategy Board), Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting) and a team from the University of Salford. All the finalists were on display at Greenbuild Expo at Manchester Central.
The Passivhaus projects awarded were:
Domestic retrofit winner
Passfield Drive, Bere Architects
This is a good example of the Retrofit for the Future programme showing what can be achieved in the refurbishment of a 1960s property aiming towards an 80% cut in carbon emissions.
Leisure buildings winner
Mayville Community Centre, Bere Architects
The judges were impressed with this considerate refurbishment of an existing community hall in the context of local authority and other constraints, making it far more comfortable for its regular users.