Passivhaus rules

City of York Council is the latest local authority to strive for Passivhaus housing. Leda’s Jim Wild explains why the methodology is gaining traction

Testing the water – designing the UK’s first Passivhaus swimming pool

The UK’s first Passivhaus swimming pool, currently being developed by Exeter City Council, seeks to halve energy use and create a chemical-free, healthy environment. Andy Pearson speaks to project team members about the innovative design that aims to set new Passivhaus standards for pools

The Passivhaus that Max Fordham built

Max Fordham’s Passivhaus house features automated insulated shutters, developed to reduce night-time heat losses and to achieve an energy balance between gains and losses on a cold winter’s night. Liza Young reports

Architype’s Jonathan Hines on perfecting Passivhaus

With two Passivhaus buildings winning 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, Andy Pearson speaks to architect Jonathan Hines about the rise in popularity of the accredition system and why he thinks it may one day become mandatory in the UK