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Here you will find the latest UK Passivhaus news. View our most recent Passivhaus Trust monthly newsletters here. To get the latest news & events straight in your inbox sign-up to the PHT mailing list.

Passivhaus at COP26

Passivhaus at COP26

Get these dates in your diary for Passivhaus activities in the lead-up to and immediately after the global climate change conference COP26.

12th October 2021

A retrofit template for hard-to-heat tenement homes

A retrofit template for hard-to-heat tenement homes

Scottish-Government funded Niddrie Road EnerPHit scheme offers an exemplar for tenement upgrades.

10th October 2021

UK's first Passivhaus NHS health centre closes in on certification

UK's first Passivhaus NHS health centre closes in on certification

Foleshill Health Centre in Coventry is the first NHS building to pursue Passivhaus certification, striving to redefine healthcentre design in the UK. With certification due imminently, the award-winning scheme responds to the ever-increasing demand for healthy and energy-efficient buildings, aiming to provide an affordable design framework that can be replicated at speed and scale across the whole of the NHS estate and UK.

4th October 2021

We are hiring: Deputy CEO/ External Affairs Director

We are hiring: Deputy CEO/ External Affairs Director

The Passivhaus Trust is growing rapidly and needs to scale-up significantly in order to help transform the built environment sector in the UK. We are seeking someone to help shape the future development of the Trust and to play a pivotal senior role in its management and development.

3rd October 2021

Passivhaus set to reach Canary Wharf heights

Passivhaus set to reach Canary Wharf heights

A new development set to rise on the edge of towering Canary Wharf is equally tall in ambitions for building performance as it is in physical height.

30th September 2021

Westminster City Council launches flagship Passivhaus schemes

Westminster City Council launches flagship Passivhaus schemes

Planning wins for not one but two Westminster City Council housing developments aiming for Passivhaus.

28th September 2021

Passivhaus Open Days 2021: Registration open

Passivhaus Open Days 2021: Registration open

Calling all Passivhaus enthusiasts! Whether you are a proud Passivhaus occupant, or have been involved in delivering a Passivhaus previously, the Passivhaus Open Days are a brilliant way to to share your first-hand experience of Passivhaus with others. Register your project now and get involved!

17th September 2021

Podcast: What does it take to go Passivhaus?

Podcast: What does it take to go Passivhaus?

Listen to PHT's Sarah Lewis discuss Passivhaus with Architect's Datafile Magazine in the first of a series of Building Insights podcasts.

16th September 2021

Entopia EnerPHit Exemplar

Entopia EnerPHit Exemplar

The EnerPHit upgrade of a former 1930's telephone exchange is well underway, soon to become the new headquarters of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

15th September 2021

EnerPHit rises up the retrofit agenda

EnerPHit rises up the retrofit agenda

With COP26 fast approaching, and with retrofit being a significant priority in the sustainability agenda, it is important to address the critical next steps on how to put our climate commitments into action. Join us as we advance our Retrofit campaign and gear up to tackle this immense challenge together.

3rd September 2021