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As Passivhaus continues to grow both in the UK and internationally, there has been an emerging demand for commercial projects. Activity levels tend to fluctuate more in commercial buildings compared to other settings, which can have a huge effect on comfort levels in terms of occupant health and productivity. 


UK Passivhaus commercial case studies

Passivhaus offices provide high levels of internal comfort and are efficiently ventilated with fresh air all year round, improving productivity and reducing absenteeism. The last row of case studies in the table below consist of an art studio, a cafe, and a training centre all accredited to Passivhaus Standard. 

Bicester Eco Business Centre, Image credit: Architype Black Barn  I   Swann Edwards Architects River Studio EnerPHit, Image credit: Sjolander da Cruz Architects
PYC House Building Factory Interserve Office
Hull Maritime Visitor Centre
Greendale Art Studio Kellogg Hub CREST

The commercial sector covers a wide range of building types. Check the additional links for more education centres, sports & leisure buildings as well as healthcare, in which Passivhaus provides great benefits for occupants. For examples of fire stations, police stations and hospitals, head over to the civic & cultural case studies.

Civic & Cultural



St Sidwells Point, Image credit: Kawneer UK George Davies Centre, University of Leicester
The Barrel Store


360° UK Passivhaus office tours

Black Barn Office 360 Tour
PYC Office 360 tour



International case studies

The UK is yet to gain a Passivhaus certified supermarket, hotel, or cinema, but there are some interesting projects to discover further afield. For more global examples of Passivhaus commercial buildings, use the advanced search on the International Passivhaus Projects Database

Tesco eco-store. Ireland The Star Innovation Center Explorer Hotel Zillertal
Glänningehallen Passivhaus Gym House of Modern Art, Ravensburg: The world's first Passivhaus certified art museum Bambados Pool in Bamberg, Germany. Certified Passivhaus

Further information

10 Passivhaus buildings that are not houses - October 2019

Passivhaus for educational buildings

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