Passive House standard

On 8 July 2015, the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards in all categories were announced. 2015 is a special year for Passichaus Trust, as its 5th anniversary coincides with the UK Passivhaus Awards ceremony. The 2015 awards aimed to celebrate the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK, highlighting that Passivhaus can be used on any building type to create beautiful buildings that address health and well-being, energy efficiency and occupant comfort issues. This year's award objectives were the following: 
Post date: 19 Jul 2015
Type: News

A new chapter in energy efficient construction has begun with the certification of a single-family home in southern Germany as the world's first Passive House Plus building. The innovative concept of this house in the village of Ötigheim combines the tried and tested advantages of the Passive House Standard with the generation of renewable energy on-site or near the building. In this way, a completely renewable regional supply becomes possible. A Passive House Plus thus constitutes an ideal contribution to climate protection. 
Post date: 19 Jul 2015
Type: News

A 26- floor residential passive house building is currently under construction on New York City's Roosevelt Island for Cornell Tech's new campus. This new structure- expected to be completed in 2017- will surpass what is currently the world's tallest passive house building. It has a height of 82 meters and covers an area of 25084 m2. The exterior walls are 35.6 cm thick prefabricated panels insulated with 27.9 cm of mineral wool and triple glazed windows (U-factor = 0.156).
Post date: 30 Jun 2015
Type: News

 Entre los días 3 y 5 de julio 2015, la Plataforma de Edificación Passivhaus (PEP) organiza los días de puertas abiertas -VERANO PASSIV 2015- durante los cuales se abren al público los edificios Passivhaus construidos en toda España. Los visitantes podrán comprobar por sí mismos la eficiencia energética y el confort térmico de los edificios que se construyen bajo las directrices del Estándar Passivhaus. 
Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: News

Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: Event

The Irish Government has expressed its opposition to the local Dublin authority Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county council’s plans to make passivhaus standards mandatory for new buildings. According to the Department of Environment, this move would increase the cost and slow down the construction of new homes, and warned that Alan Kelly -  the minister for the environment - would consider invoking a rarely-used legal clause in order to intervene in local planning matters, if needed. Advocates for more energy-efficient housing have criticised this interference from the central government.
Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: News

This scheme is now closed.   Construction d'une maison passive unifamiliale (mesures transitoires)   The Walloon Region offers a subsidy for the construction of single family passive houses. The subsidy is 6500 euros and the following conditions must be met:  
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
Type: Link

Located in Burnham Overy Staithe, in Norfolk, United Kingdom, these Passivhaus units consist of a terrace of three dwellings, forming part of a mixed development of affordable and open market housing reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fisherman's cottages.
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Case

Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Event