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UK Passivhaus Awards 2015

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Shortlisted Finalists and Winners



Awards Timeline


2015 is a special year for the Trust as it is our 5th anniversary,  which will coincide with the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony. The 2015 Awards aimed to celebrate the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK, highlighting 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.

2015 UK Passivhaus Awards Launch 2015 objectives

  1. Celebrate exceptional Passivhaus buildings that are beautifully designed.
  2. Recognise UK Passivhaus schemes that are being delivered at large scale.
  3. Demonstrate that Passivhaus can deliver successful retrofit solutions.


Shortlisted Finalists and Winners

Small Projects Category: sponsored by Kingspan Insulation

Dundon Passivhaus
Prewett Bizley Architects

Beacon View - Dundon Passivhaus

Private dwelling

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.


WINNER: Steel Farm

Steel Farm

Private dwelling 

Whitfield, Northumberland

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

Erneley Close

Erneley Close

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.

STEM Building
University of Bradford

STEM Building

University Lab

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.


WINNER: Wilkinson Primary School

Wilkinson Primary School

Primary School

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

Admirals Hard
Admirals Hard


Plymouth, Devon

Conversion of a first floor flat into an EnerPHit office, and extensive retrofit of the whole building, which includes  a ground floor shop. 


WINNER: Cre8 Barn
Green Building Store
Cr8 Barn

Education Centre

Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Retrofit with a super-insulated timber frame structure built inside the existing building to preserve the appearance  of the cow byre.

11/19 Passmore Street
Sturgis Carbon Profiling
Passmore Street

Private rentals

Mayfair, London

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.



Small Projects

Large Projects


sponsored by

Kingspan insulation logo - 2015 UK Passivhaus Awards sponsor

sponsored by

 Munster Joinery

sponsored by

 Ecology Building Society

  • Any building type.

  • Developments  10 units

  • 300mTFA

  • Any building type.

  • Developments ≥10 units 

  • ≥350mTFA

  •  Any building type

  • Achieving Passivhaus or EnerPHit Standard



Winners were decided by PHT members.

The winning project from each category was decided via a combination of:

  • online PHT member votes (open 22 June)
  • votes from the members of the audience at the Awards Ceremony after project presentations. 

View last year’s presentations here.



The panel of industry experts and practioners who decided this year’s shortlist are:

  • Jon Bootland, Passivhaus Trust
  • Nick Grant, Elemental Solutions
  • Hattie Hartman, Architects Journal
  • Jon Seaman, Integrity Buildings Ltd
  • Lynne Sullivan, sustainableBYdesign


The 2015 Awards timeline

03 March

Awards Launch at Ecobuild hosted by Advantage Austria - Member Invite

11 May

Phase I submission deadline

05 June

Finalists Revealed

15 June

Phase II submission deadline

22 June

Online member voting opens

03 July

Online member voting closes 5pm

07 July

Awards ceremony & voting by PHT members 

08 July

Winners announced


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Kingspan insulation logo - 2015 UK Passivhaus Awards sponsor      

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