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Passivhaus podcasts

Podcasts are an easy and convenient way to get up to speed with the latest Passivhaus thinking. Discover what it really takes to pursue Passivhaus, learn more about key retrofit challenges and more.

Passivhaus Podcasts

Here we include an (inexhaustive) list of the latest and best Passivhaus podcasts we have come across:

Why is the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) such a useful tool? (2024)

Sarah Lewis, the Research and Policy Director at the UK Passivhaus Trust and author of PHPP Illustrated, explains what the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is and how it is used during the design process.

What does it take to go Passivhaus?

What does it take to go Passivhaus? (2021)

Sarah Lewis, Research & Policy Director at the Passivhaus Trust, gives netMAGmedia’s managing editor James Parker some clear, candid and revealing insights into what it takes to ‘go Passivhaus,’ with an infectious enthusiasm for achieving success in this demanding area.

What does it take to go Passivhaus?

Sarah Lewis on the Passive House Podcast (2023)

In this special bonus episode recorded at the 26th International Passive House Conference, Passive House Podcast co-host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Sarah Lewis of Passivhaus Trust. 

Sarah Lewis

Accelerate to Zero EP: 204: Sarah and Michael Lewis (2023)

Sarah and Michael Lewis delve into the history of their retrofit project, emphasizing the significance of factors like indoor air quality, available grant-led measures, and the importance of meticulous understanding and approach to retrofitting buildings.

Accelerate to Zero

Energiesprong and Passivhaus (2021)

Jon Bootland, Chief Executive of the Passivhaus Trust, appears in a Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator (SHRA) podcast alongside Sarah Daly of Turner & Townsend's SHRA team and Emily Braham from Energiesprong UK, discussing topics around retrofit standards and approaches for retrofit strategy.

Energiesprong and Passivhaus

Passivhaus Accelerator: Passivhaus Podcasts (2021)

Passivhaus Accelerator runs a dedicated podcast series featuring a wide range of international Passivhaus practitioners, with 90+ podcasts already recorded.

A number of the UK Passivhaus community have featured, including former Passivhaus Trust Research & Policy Director John Palmer.      

Passivhaus Accelerator: Episode 38- John Palmer


Passive House Podcast EP: 107: Mark Siddall, LEAP (2022)

Mark Siddall talks about his Passivhaus Trust paper on Thermal Bypass Risks, discussing the importance of avoiding thermal bypasses to optimize building performance and improve the health & comfort of occupants.


 Passivhaus House Podcast: Thermal Bypass Risks


Passive House Podcast EP: 133: Mark Siddall, LEAP (2023)

Passive House Podcast co-host Zack Semke interviews Mark Siddall, Principal at LEAP Architecture. In this return interview, Mark walks us through the eight stages of the RIBA Passive Haus Overlay. 


 Mark Siddall

Agar Grove: Passivhaus goes large (2021)

Agar Grove is set to become the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, with its housing tenants already seeing the benefits from the first completed phase. James Woodward, architect at PHT member Hawkins\Brown, tells Architects Data File why the practice decided to pursue the ‘gold standard’ of energy efficiency for large-scale affordable housing.

Agar Grove 1a Passivhaus. Image credit: Jack Hobhouse

Building a sustainable oak frame Passivhaus (2021)

Interview with selfbuilder clients on their oak frame certtified Passivhaus home. 

Oakwrights podcast: Building a sustainable oak frame Passivhaus

Passivhaus self build (2021)

For those interested in embarking on their own Passivhaus self-build journey, Ben Adam Smith talks to The Conscious Builder about building his very own Passivhaus, sharing experiences and lessons learned.

Passivhaus Self Build

Passivhaus & EnerPHit (2021)

Join Passivhaus experts Marion Baeli and Richard Dudzicki as they discuss Passivhaus design and the EnerPhit standard, as well as the apparent tensions and contradictions within building regulations and planning policy.

Passivhaus & EnerPHit

Ventilation in airtight homes (2022)

BBC World Service podcast asks "If your home is drafty, blocking up gaps might reduce energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. But is there a risk of making it too airtight?".

Marion Baeli, Architect with PDP, explains how Passivhaus offers the 'best of both worlds' solutions for energy efficient ventilation and outlines how MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery) works. 


BBC Crowd Science podcast


Podcast series

AJ Climate Champions

This podcast series aimed at architects covers a broad range of topics in the built environment. Passivhaus is featured across the series including:

AJ Climate Champions

Zero ambitions

A podcast series about sustainability, the built environment, and carbon-zero goals. Many podcasts reference issues relating to Passivhaus  including: 

Zero Ambitions podcast

Building sustainability podcast

Fortnightly podcast on sustainability in the built environment including some Passivhaus-related themes: 

Building sustainability podcast logo

House Planning Help

Are you on a self-build journey? This one is for you! Ben-Adam-Smith, (Passivhaus self-builder) has created an extensive series of podcasts based on his own self-build research and beyond! He now lives in his certified Passivhaus.

House Planning Help Podcast



Further information

Passivhaus on-demand: training & resources

Passivhaus Trust Youtube Channel

10th December 2021

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