Call for entries: UK Passivhaus Awards 2016
The UK is currently being taken by storm by the self-build revolution. The 2016 UK Passivhaus Awards, recently launched at Ecobuild, will focus on inspiring UK Passivhaus exemplars that may be adopted by the growing self-build market.
- To celebrate that small Passivhaus buildings can be comfortable, healthy and beautifully designed.
- To demonstrate that the Passivhaus standard can be applied successfully to new-build and retrofit projects, using any type of system or material.
- To raise the profile and encourage uptake of the Passivhaus standard within the custom-build/ bespoke market.
Submission Deadline: 9th May 2016
For detailed eligibility and submission requirements please click here.
Benefits of Entering
- The UK Passivhaus Awards are the only dedicated awards for Passivhaus in the UK.
- All shortlisted projects in the awards will be promoted as exceptional examples of their sector through all the Passivhaus Trust marketing channels and the media.
- The shortlisted projects will be featured prominently on the Passivhaus Trust website, which attracts 20,000 page impressions per month.
- All shortlisted entrants and their projects will also be featured in a special edition of the Passivhaus Trust newsletter which reaches over 2,500 developers, housing associations, architects, engineering consultants and other organisations in 15 countries.
- The finalists will be invited to present their project at the awards ceremony, due to take place in London in July 2016, to an audience of key industry professionals & Passivhaus experts.
- UK Passivhaus Awards finalists will feature in an A1 poster exhibition at the 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference and at other major Passivhaus events.
- The winning projects will feature in a special edition of the Passivhaus Trust newsletter and will receive coverage with our media partner.
2015 Award winners
Wilkinson Primary School
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.
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 with a super-insulated timber frame structure built inside the existing building to preserve the appearance of the cow byre.
The full 2015 shorltist can be viewed here.
The Awards ceremony will take place on July 7th at UBM, 240 Blackfriars Rd, London.