Featured Passivhaus Projects

Goldsmith Street

UK's largest residential certified Passivhaus development

The award winning and Stirling Prize nominated Goldsmith Street development for Norwich City Council, just shy of 100 Passivhaus homes that are 100% social housing, achieved Passivhaus certification in early 2019. Consisting of 93 Passivhaus homes spread across 7 blocks aligned in 4 simple rows the development on completion took the title as the UK's largest residential Passivhaus development.

Passivhaus certified building

Old Holloway

WINNER of 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards - Small Projects Category

A seductively simple self-build utilising an innovative pre-fabricated straw-bale/ timber construction. Perservering through a 4 year planning process, the single storey detached home sits snuggly within its rural surroundings.The proposal creates an informal courtyard utilising the existing huts on site and the dwelling an arrangement that is typical for the local area. The scale and massing of the simple single-storey detached dwelling, with pitched roof and south facing verandah, is sympathetic to local vernacular architecture.

Passivhaus certified building

The Enterprise Centre, UEA

WINNER of 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards - Non-Domestic Category

The Enterprise Centre at The University of East Anglia, dubbed by the press as the greenest building in the UK, has been designed and delivered to achieve the Passivhaus standard and a BREEAM outstanding rating. The new university building aims to encourage new sustainable businesses from graduates who emerge from its academic research programme and those involved in activities within the wider Norwich Research Park.

Passivhaus certified building

Carrowbreck Meadow

WINNER of 2018 UK Passivhaus Awards - Large Residential Category

Carrowbreck Meadow consists of two 3-bedroom, six 4-bedroom detached houses, four 2-bedroom and two 3-bedroom semi-detached houses all of which are Passivhaus certified, completed in October 2016. The design response is a contemporary rendition of a well established and local typology, a Norfolk style defined by a number of references to the historic barn vernacular seen throughout the county. A material pallet of white render, black stained timber cladding and either slate or plain red roof tiles also reflects the materials used in the adjacent Carrowbreck House.

Passivhaus certified building

Passivhaus UK Buildings Database

Passivhaus is the world's leading low-energy building standard.
In the UK, its adoption is growing rapidly with over 250 buildings completed and certified by the end of 2013. This database provides information about as many certified projects as we have been able to find.


Simply choose a location on the map and click on the marker to see more information about a specific project, or click on the link below to go through to the project browser page, where you will be able to search by sector (e.g. schools or housing), by construction type or by build type.

1 January 2014

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