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Passivhaus Trust win Ashden Award

The Passivhaus Trust is blazing a trail for the Passivhaus standard in the UK, providing advice, training, conferences and quality control to architects, engineers, suppliers and builders across the UK. Winning a 2017 Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings is a big win for the whole UK Passivhaus community.

Passivhaus Trust win Ashden Award

L-R: Melissa Murdoch, Garfield Weston Foundation - Chris Herring, PHT Chair - Yogini Patel, PHT Associate - Jon Bootland PHT CEO

The Passivhaus Trust are delighted to be crowned a winner at the 2017 Ashden Awards, which are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy. Former Vice-President of the USA, Al Gore was the keynote speaker of the 2017 Ashden Awards Ceremony, which took place on the 15th June 2017, at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Eight International and five UK Ashden Awards were presented, covering the themes of Sustainable Buildings, Innovative Finance, Sustainable Transport, Women and Girls, Smart Energy and more.

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The Trust won the accolaid for sustainable building. More than 100 Passivhaus projects have been completed to date, representing over 650 certified buildings and it’s anticipated that the number will exceed 1,000 by the end of 2017.

We are delighted that the UK’s Passivhaus community has been recognised for their work in promoting and delivering cutting edge, high comfort, energy-efficient construction within the UK. There are over 65,000 projects certified to the Passivhaus standard globally and awareness is growing rapidly here in the UK. We hope that by winning the prestigious Ashden Award, it will help the Passivhaus standard extend its reach into the mainstream construction industry. We hope the success has a far-reaching positive effect.

Jon Bootland, CEO, Passivhaus Trust

 Al Gore Ashden Awards Passivhaus facts and quotes

The Ashden Award Judges commented that the Passivhaus Trust’s approach is one of rigour and quality assurance, and by acting as a bridge to a globally recognised international standard, the Trust is both changing mindsets and enabling the building community when it comes to sustainable building practices.

I am immensely proud that the Passivhaus Trust have received an Ashden Award.  Passivhaus is the leading international low energy design standard offering a robust, proven and cost-effective method to help achieve challenging carbon reduction targets for the built environment sector. The Passivhaus Trust has played a vital role in the development of Passivhaus in the UK and is seen as an exemplar worldwide.  Receiving the Ashden Award will help strengthen and magnify the important work the Trust is doing.

Chris Herring, Chair, Passivhaus Trust 

It was a great evening of celebrating inspiring sustainable stories from across the globe, and remembering that we are all working towards a positive sustainable revolution! For a full list of all winners visit #Ashden17 and the Ashden Awards website:

PHT team at Ashden AwardsPHT team at the Ashden Award. L - R: Chris Herring, Kirsten Priebe, Roger Southcott, Yogini Patel, Jon Bootland

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Further Information

2017 Ashden Awards

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