International Passivhaus Award Winners announced
7 winners (including 1 region) of the International Passivhaus Awards 2014 were revealed at the 18th International Passivhaus Conference.
Winners were chosen from approximately 100 submissions, from a total of 21 different countries.
Commended for beautifully retaining the building’s original terraced Booklyn brownstone character.
• Regions: (through PassREg)
Commednded for its forward thinking energy plan demonstrating that passive house is also a valuable standard for extensive development schemes.
• Apartment buildings:
Commended for the energy-related characteristics of the building, varied façade, as well as its meticulously planned balcony and shading element details
• Single-family homes: 2 winners selected
Commended for a social housing project providing functional use of limited space in a densely populated city district.
Commended for intelligently designed building shells which enclose the compact core of each house.
• Educational buildings
Commended for not only fitting into the surrounding landscape but also enhancing it.
• Office and special use buildings
Commended for use of a brickwork façade to fully integrate the museum into its historical downtown setting.
It is very encouraging to see such a great range of aesthetics and designs all meeting Passivhaus criteria and performing as designed in a multitude of climates.
The Passive House Standard serves as a global benchmark for energy efficient construction and refurbishment. I am especially pleased to see that the Standard is now underpinning more than just individual buildings, serving as the basis for building complexes and even entire neighbourhoods. Sigmar Gabriel, German Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy