Meet the 2015 Finalists: UK Passivhaus Awards
The judges have deliberated, and we are pleased to reveal the shortlist for the UK Passivhaus Awards 2015, sponsored by Kingspan, Munster Joinery, Ecology Building Society, supported by Advantage Austria & Passive House Plus Magazine.
This year's Awards aim to celebrate the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK. They highlight that Passivhaus can be used on any building type to create beautiful buildings that address health and well-being, energy efficiency and occupant comfort issues.
The Trust would like to thank all that submitted entries and congratulations to all the finalists. You can take place in the voting by booking your place at the event here.
Small Projects Category: sponsored by Kingspan Insulation
Compton Dundon, Somerset
A detached low-energy home built to Passivhaus Standard, nestled at the foot of a wooded hill on the edge of a Somerset Village.
A reinterpretation of the traditional farmstead. Materials, form and proportion are in harmony with the region; culminating in a vibrant home with a distinct sense of place.
Large Projects Category: Sponsored by Munster Joinery
Social housing EnerPHit
Manchester, Greater Manchester
A regeneration of two dilapidated blocks of flats in one of the poorest parts of Manchester, with EnerPHit as a mechanism for creating a sustainable low carbon community.
Bradford, West Yorkshire
A new build multi-use lab space with associated prep rooms. Buildings main aim is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University.
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
A 2nd generation Passivhaus Primary that takes the brief beyond necessary requirements. The design addresses future needs of a 21st century learning environment with various innovations to improve performance & sustainability.
Retrofit Category: Sponsored by Ecology Building Society
Conversion of a first floor flat into an EnerPHit office, and extensive retrofit of the whole building, which includes a ground floor shop.
Retrofit with a super-insulated timber frame structure built inside the existing building to preserve the appearance of the cow byre.
Two bed, historic terraced houses that acheived first privately rented EnerPHit criteria in London. Pilot projects have set precedence for many more to come from Grosvenor.
Winners are decided by PHT members. The winning project from each category will be decided via a combination of online PHT member votes (open 22 June) and votes from the members of the audience at the Awards Ceremony.
Join us at the Awards Ceremony
07 July I Residence of the Austrian Ambassador, London
Bookings are now open for the UK Passivhaus Awards Ceremony & the Trust's 5th Anniversary. Here are a few reasons why should come along:
- Discover how the first UK Passivhaus winners from 2012 are performing in our SPECIAL FEATURE exclusive to the 2015 Awards.
- Learn about the projects presented directly by the finalists.
- Participate in the final judging.
- Be among the first to hear the announced winners.
- Toast the Trust on its 5th anniversary.
Tickets are limited. Priority will be given to PHT members.
Tickets cost £50 + VAT.