Welsh Passivhaus and UK Passivhaus Prototypes

Watford and Ravenscraig – finalists in 3 separate national competitions

As Partner of sustainablebydesign I worked in a multi-disciplinary team with colleagues on three international BRE Passivhaus competitions 2009-2011 and were successful finalists in all of them – although unbuilt because BRE eventually decided not to build on their Innovation sites.  However as a practice we received much publicity from the detailed concept, full construction detailing and PHPP modelling which was a requirement of the competitions, as well as a full lifecycle analysis of operational and embodied energy in order to validate the minimal heat requirement to fulfil the competition brief.

Passivhaus Competition - Street View
Passivhaus Competition - Example house