Passivhaus Affiliate

NEW Passivhaus Campaign: Top of the class!

The Trust believes the environment & tackling the Climate Emergency should be at the centre of education – and buildings that foster learning should practice what they preach. There are over 10 certified Passivhaus schools in the UK with plenty in the pipeline. Award-winning University buildings are pioneering the standard at scale, and several are now looking to integrate Passivhaus into their sustainability strategies across the whole campus estates to reach net-zero carbon targets.

University of Oxford

Building upon the success of the Passivhaus Social Campaign, and due to increased demand, the Trust is launching a new campaign in 2020, dedicated to the adoption of the Passivhaus Standard for educational buildings.

Aimed at those involved in the education sector, the Passivhaus Educational Buildings Campaign intends to encourage the adoption of Passivhaus and provide guidance to clients on the process of procuring Passivhaus. From local authorities delivering schools & learning centres to University estates covering bespoke large education spaces to student accommodation, and everything in between.

The new campaign will follow a similar format to the positively received social housing campaign; The Trust intends to run 3 regional events throughout the year, and develop a guidance document outlining the business case for adopting the Standard and factors that will improve success and cost-effectiveness.

Rocking Horse Nursery classroom 

Key campaign objectives

  • Promote & encourage implementation of the standard & increase awareness of Passivhaus in educational buildings & student accommodation.
  • Highlight the benefits that Passivhaus can bring to occupant comfort and learning outcomes
  • Engage with the Department for Education (DfE) on guidelines & requirements for education buildings.

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Further Information

Passivhaus Educational Buildings Campaign

Passivhaus Schools

The Massive £4bn Project to Keep Oxford World-Leading

Carter starts Cambridge Passivhaus rooms

O’Donnell + Tuomey wins University of Leeds student hub contest


10th February 2020

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