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UK Passivhaus Awards 2021

2021 UK Passivhaus Awards

Shortlist:  Small Projects   I   Large Projects

2021 Winners

Online Awards Ceremony Recording


UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame

Previous UK Passivhaus Awards: 2018  I  2016  I  2015  I  2014  I  2013  I  2012

Much has changed since the previous UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony in 2018 – notably the declaration of a Climate Emergency and a sharpened awareness of the complexity, scale, and speed at which we need to act.

Passivhaus buildings provide beautifully comfortable internal environments and help deliver net-zero targets by drastically slashing energy & subsequent carbon emissions from buildings. Buildings play a vital role if we are to meet our Climate Emergency declarations. As all this year's finalists have shown, they also play a crucial role in occupant health & wellbeing, from shielding against fuel poverty to providing reliably comfortable & hygienic spaces all year round.


Category Finalists

Small Projects sponsored by Ecology Building Society




Devon Passivhaus

Larch Corner

New Forest EnerPHit

Devon Passivhaus - 2021 UK Passivhaus Small Project Finalist Image © Jim Stephenson Larch Corner - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Small Project Finalist. Image © Mark Siddall New Forest EnerPHit - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Small Projects Finalist. Image © Peter Langdown Photography

An elegant contemporary Passivhaus adopts simple forms & tactile materials to breathe new life into a historic walled garden.

A timber triumph matching Passivhaus levels of efficiency with low carbon materials, together with an Air Source Heat Pump & PV array, this rural home strives for net-zero aspirations.

An upgrade to a 1930’s detached cavity walled home provides a potentially replicable model at scale. The  renovation ensured that the clients did not sacrifice their beloved coastal location for comfort.


Large Projects sponsored by Greengauge




Agar Grove Phase 1a

Cranmer Road

Seaton Beach

Agar Grove 1a - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Large Projects Finalists. Image © Jack Hobhouse Cranmer Road - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Large Projects Finalists. Image © Nick Gutteridge Seaton Beach - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Large Projects Finalists. Image © Seaton Beach Developments

The first phase of an ambitious council housing regeneration scheme in North London. Tackling fuel poverty, occupant wellbeing, & climate action pledges.

Cutting edge student accommodation spearheading Passivhaus development across Cambridge University provides 59 new bedrooms across two buildings nestled into historic grounds within a conservation area.

A Passivhaus Plus by the sea. Seaton Beach is a distinctive 8-apartment development on the South Devon coast, providing high-end eco-homes in a town looking to continue the green shoots of regeneration and inward investment.

Highly Commended

The Paper Store, IWM



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The Paper Store, IWM - 2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Highly commended. Image © Richard Ash, Imperial War Museum

A bespoke Corten clad archive housing over 100 years’ worth of warfare collections of artworks, photographs, letters, and diaries.


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UK Passivhaus Awards 2021_Awards journey


All submissions undergo a two-stage judging process. The awards jury have selected the shortlist from the phase I submissions. PHT members decide the category winners. Delegates of the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony vote for the People's Choice winner.

You can watch a recording of the online ceremony here.

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FEB 2021

Call for submissions opens  

20 APR 2021

Phase I submission deadline

APR 2021     


26 MAY 2021 

Shortlist revealed

JUN 2021 

Online member voting opens*

30 JUN 2021 

Awards ceremony & announcement of winners   

*Exact dates TBC

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#PHTawards2021Further Information

2021 UK Passivhaus Awards Ceremony

PHTawards2021 Media Pack

10 Years of Passivhaus: Seminal UK Projects

Passivhaus Trust tenth Anniversary

2021 International Passivhaus Awards

Previous UK Passivhaus Awards: 2018  I  2016  I  2015  I  2014  I  2013  I  2012

UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame 

Watch videos and find more information on previous award winners: 

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Old Holloway Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects: Rural Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Steel Farm, small projects winner 2015 Burnham Overy Staithe, Architectural Design winner Totnes Passivhaus, Private Housing winner 2013 Wimbish Passivhaus, residential winner 2012
Enterprise Centre 2019 UK Passivhaus Award winner Lansdowne Drive, Tectonics Architects: Urban Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Cre8 Barn, retrofit winner 2015 New Farmhouse, Bespoke Project winner UK Passivhaus Awards2014 Lancaster Cohousing, Social Housing winner 2013 Mayville Community Centre, retrofit winner 2012
Carrowbreck Meadow, 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards   Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015 Coventry Eco House, cost & buildability winner 2014 Canolfan Hyddgen, Non-Domestic winner 2013 Oakmeadow Primary School, Non-Domestic winner 2012
2018 UK Passivhaus Awards - People's Choice, George Davies Centre  

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