Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus Social

Green Party Passivhaus flat pack for new housing

In the lead up to the 2015 May Election, Passivhaus formed a core component of the Green Party's energy and housing policies in their 2015 manifesto (Chapter 4: Energy & Climate - p21). They also produced a flat pack campagin guide on Passivhaus Standards for new housing, with examples of negotiation tactics, draft letters, and other sources of information.

During 2016, the Trust held a number of events for leading-edge local authorities and housing associations who have adopted, or are considering adopting, the Passivhaus standard. The aim was to find out what they have tried to do and why. The videos below unearth how they’ve succeeded and identify potential common barriers that are stopping them adopting Passivhaus into their green agenda's.

The Trust are launching a campaign in 2017 that will focus on developing guidance for Local Authorities & Housing Associations. If you are an LA or HA and would like to be involved, or you would like to become a campaign partner, please email to register interest.


Phase 1 

The Trust are running a series of invite only events, free to local authorities and housing associations. Spaces are limited. Programmes for the events can be viewed below. Please email if you are interested in attending.


Campaign partners

Airflow Baumit Green Building Store Kingspan



The adoption of Passivhaus within Norwich City Council: Ben Binns, Hamson Barron Smith


Encouraging local authorities to adopt Passivhaus: Andrew Cooper, Green Party


Procurement approaches: Emma Osmundsen, Exeter City Council


Costs and Value: John Lefever, Hastoe Housing


Case studies

Knights Place, Gale & Snowden
Wimbish Passivhaus, Parsons + Whittley for Hastoe HA Burnham Overy Staithe Circle Housing, Rainham

Wilmcote House Step by Step Retrofit

Agar Grove - London Borough of Camden Passivhaus Public Pool - Exeter City Council
Cedar Street, Glasgow

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Further Information

Previous PHT story - Passivhaus gets political: At the core of the Green Party Manifesto: 16 April 2015 

Previous PHT story - Greens call for Passivhaus standards on council owned land: 28 July 2015

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