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UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame


The 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards will celebrate the best in UK Passivhaus projects. Schemes will prove that the Standard can apply to any size, any site and any style. We are looking for projects that are exemplary in architectural design and energy performance. 







Schemes have a treated floor area (TFA) no greater than 500m2

Schemes have a TFA greater than 500m2

And/ or have more than 10 units.

Schemes have a TFA greater than 500m2

Ecology Building Society

Munster Joinery

Sponsorship opportunity:

NB: Categories subject to changes

Ashden2018 UK Passivhaus Awards host sponsor


To be eligible to enter, projects must meet the following criteria:

Minimum eligibility requirements

  1. Certified: Schemes must be completed and certified to Passivhaus/EnerPHit standard. What it means to claim the Passivhaus Standard in the UK.

  2. Proof of performance: Schemes must be able to outline their summer comfort and ventilation strategy (see slide template for more details). We are ideally seeking performance data for at least 1 winter and 1 summer cycle, as of June 2018. Certified projects which have data for a 6-month minimum time period may also be considered.

  3. Previous UK Passivhaus Award winners may NOT enter.

  4. Schemes that have been shortlisted for a previous UK Passivhaus Award are invited to enter again.


UK Passivhaus Awards 2017 Enter Now

Submission deadline: 29th June 2018

All submissions must be registered and submitted online. The online registration form should be accompanied by an A4 landscape PDF/ powerpoint submission, no larger than 10MB and a maximum of 20 pages. Registrations without a submission file will not be considered. 

Awards Criteria

2018 UK Passivhaus Awards


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 projects will be featured in a special edition of the Passivhaus Trust newsletter which reaches over 2,500 developers, housing associations, architects, engineering consultants and other organizations in 15 countries.

  • All finalists will present their project at the awards ceremony, due to take place on the 24th October 2018, at London Build.

  • UK Passivhaus Award winners will feature in a pop-up exhibition at the 2018 Conference and at other major Passivhaus events.



Phase I Submissions: FREE to enter

Phase II Submissions: 

Shortlisted entries proceeding to Phase II of the competition will be asked to contribute the following:

  • £100 towards the design and delivery of their project pop-up banner.
  • All finalists are required to present their schemes at the London Build Expo in October (Attendance is free, but booking is essential.) 


2018 UK Passivhaus Awards JourneyJudging

All submissions undergo a two-stage judging process. The 2018 Awards jury will select the stage 1 shortlist for the 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards. Finalists will be announced in July 2018.

Finalists that progress to phase 2 will present their projects to an audience. Each of the schemes will be vying for votes at the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony on the 24th October, at London Buiild. Award winners will be decided by a majority vote via a combination of:

  • Online PHT member votes
  • Votes from the PHT members of the awards ceremony.





Call for submissions opens  

29th June

Phase I submission deadline



Late July

Shortlist revealed

21st September

Phase II submission deadline

Early October

Online member voting opens

24th October

Awards ceremony & announcment of winners

*Exact dates TBC


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UK Passivhaus Awards Hall of Fame

Watch videos of previous award winners: 


  Tigh na Croit by HLM Architects: Rural Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 Lansdowne Drive, Tectonics Architects: Urban Winner - UK Passivhaus Awards 2016  


  Steel Farm, small projects winner 2015 Cre8 Barn, retrofit winner 2015 Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015


Burnham Overy Staithe, Architectural Design winner
New Farmhouse, Bespoke Project winner 2014
Coventry Eco House, cost & buildability winner 2014


  Totnes Passivhaus, Private Housing winner 2013 Lancaster Cohousing, Social Housing winner 2013 Canolfan Hyddgen, Non-Domestic winner 2013


Wimbish Passivhaus, residential winner 2012
Mayville Community Centre, retrofit winner 2012
Oakmeadow Primary School, Non-Domestic winner 2012