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Passivhaus podcasts

Podcasts are an easy and convenient way to get up to speed with the latest Passivhaus thinking. Discover what it really takes to pursue Passivhaus, learn more about key retrofit challenges and more.

Passivhaus Podcasts

Here we include an (inexhaustive) list of the latest and best Passivhaus podcasts we have come across:

What does it take to go Passivhaus?

Sarah Lewis, Research & Policy Director at the Passivhaus Trust, gives netMAGmedia’s managing editor James Parker some clear, candid and revealing insights into what it takes to ‘go Passivhaus,’ with an infectious enthusiasm for achieving success in this demanding area.

What does it take to go Passivhaus?

Energiesprong and Passivhaus

Jon Bootland, Chief Executive of the Passivhaus Trust, appears in a Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator (SHRA) podcast alongside Sarah Daly of Turner & Townsend's SHRA team and Emily Braham from Energiesprong UK, discussing topics around retrofit standards and approaches for retrofit strategy.

Energiesprong and Passivhaus

Passivhaus Accelerator: Passivhaus Podcasts

Passivhaus Accelerator runs a dedicated podcast series featuring a wide range of international Passivhaus practitioners, with 90+ podcasts already recorded.

A number of the UK Passivhaus community have featured, including former Passivhaus Trust Research & Policy Director John Palmer.      

Passivhaus Accelerator: Episode 38- John Palmer

House Planning Help

Are you on a self-build journey? This one is for you! Ben-Adam-Smith, (Passivhaus self-builder) has created an extensive series of podcasts based on his own self-build research and beyond! He now lives in his certified Passivhaus.

House Planning Help Podcast

Agar Grove: Passivhaus goes large

Agar Grove is set to become the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, with its housing tenants already seeing the benefits from the first completed phase. James Woodward, architect at PHT member Hawkins\Brown, tells Architects Data File why the practice decided to pursue the ‘gold standard’ of energy efficiency for large-scale affordable housing.

Agar Grove 1a Passivhaus. Image credit: Jack Hobhouse

Why should we be building Passivhaus?

John Butler explains the principles and requirements of Passivhaus construction. He dispels some common myths and goes into some of the nuances of how its achieved.

Building Sustainably Podcast with John Butler

Passivhaus self build

For those interested in embarking on their own Passivhaus self-build journey, Ben Adam Smith talks to The Conscious Builder about building his very own Passivhaus, sharing experiences and lessons learned.

Passivhaus Self Build

Passivhaus & EnerPHit

Join Passivhaus experts Marion Baeli and Richard Dudzicki as they discuss Passivhaus design and the EnerPhit standard, as well as the apparent tensions and contradictions within building regulations and planning policy.

Passivhaus & EnerPHit


We also recommend

AJ Climate Champions

This podcast series aimed at architects covers a broad range of topics in the built environment. Don't miss episode 2, taking a good hard look at the Stirling-winning Goldsmith Street Passivhaus social housing scheme, why Passivhaus is not enough, & the critical importance of learning from completed projects. Passivhaus is featured across the series including:

AJ Climate Champions Episode 2: Annalie Riches

AJ Climate Champions Episode 7: Harry Paticas

AJ Climate Champions

The Retrofit Challenge

Find out more about PAS2035 and ‘whole house’ approaches to retrofit in this in-depth interview with Dr Peter Rickaby. This podcast series focuses on the action we need to take to meet our climate targets, address fuel poverty and build healthier, sustainable communities.

The Retrofit Challenge & PAS 2035 with Dr Peter Rickaby


Further information

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10th December 2021

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