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In memory of Neil May: 1962 - 2018

In memory of Neil May: 1962 - 2018

Neil May, a founding director of the Passivhaus Trust, passed away in November 2018. In losing Neil, we have lost a mentor, a friend and an inspiring human being. His challenging ideas, profound thinking and huge warmth will be deeply missed.

23rd November 2018

So that's what Passivhaus is all about!

So that's what Passivhaus is all about!

One sign of low-energy initiatives gaining momentum is the rise in global engagement in the international open days. Earlier this month, over 450 Passivhaus projects, of which 36 UK ones, shared their first-hand experience of what Passivhaus is all about.

20th November 2018

Passivhaus delivers well-being in Wales

Passivhaus delivers well-being in Wales

Passivhaus projects are among those rewarded with funding from the Welsh Government's Innovative Housing Programme, announced on 16 October.

16th November 2018

2019 BPA shortlist revealed

2019 BPA shortlist revealed

CIBSE's Building Performance Awards has revealed its 2019 shortlist, and we are happy to see Passivhaus finalists on the list.

14th November 2018

What to expect at the 2018 UK Passivhaus Conference

What to expect at the 2018 UK Passivhaus Conference

The Trust's top highlights and what not to miss at Passivhaus & the road to zero carbon.

8th November 2018

Better buildings by design

Better buildings by design

Nick Grant and Sally Godber delivered a Passivhaus Masterclass to an audience keenly engaged by the question of how to make better buildings by design, and within budget.

3rd November 2018

The 2018 UK Passivhaus Award Winners are...

The 2018 UK Passivhaus Award Winners are...

Now in its sixth year, the 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards celebrates the best certified Passivhaus schemes from across the UK. Congratulations to the 2018 UK Passivhaus Award winners.

25th October 2018

UK's first pre-certified step-by-step EnerPHit

UK's first pre-certified step-by-step EnerPHit

A 1978 mid-terrace townhouse in London has become the first certified step-by-step EnerPHit retrofit in the UK. The 3-storey property is both home and project of architect Harry Paticas, of PHT member Arboreal Architecture.

20th October 2018

Sustainable design as standard, not specialism

Sustainable design as standard, not specialism

Now in its fourth year, the Passivhaus Student Competition returns, teaching students to design climate-responsive architecture as standard, and inspiring the next generation of designers to create integrated durable green solutions.

18th October 2018

Awards Finalists scoop other accolades

Awards Finalists scoop other accolades

RDA and Ruth Butler Architects may not have won the Passivhaus Trust accolade, but their exemplar projects have been rewarded with other renowned sustainability titles.

12th October 2018