SustainABILITY in Design CPD – The Role of Passive Design

In 2019 the UK Government committed to reducing the UK’s total carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. This followed the 2017 industrial strategy which included the Clean Growth Challenge and led to the mission to at least halve the energy use of all new buildings by 2030. The implementation of Passive Design will help meet these goals. Address the challenges To meet these... more

Sustainable design favourites from RIBA Awards

RIBA have recently announced their shortlists for the RIBA Regional Awards, consisting of two hundred and twenty-six completed projects across the UK. We decided to create our own sub-categories and pick a select few that stood out to us, listing below our sustainable design project shortlist. alma-nac - House within a House alma-nac has transformed a two-story London property,... more

rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... more

Award Winning Energy Efficient Family Home

ARCHICAD users John McCall Architects are a Liverpool-based architectural practice currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Designing all forms of  energy efficient housing for sale or letting, along with commercial and community architecture, focused on the aspirations of clients, users, and residents. They believe that sustainability should be central to every proposal, this... more

Affordable PassivHaus

Using PassivHaus construction principles to create affordable, energy efficient homes. Axis Design Architects is a Birmingham based architect and urban designer firm with a reputation across the West Midlands as a leader in the field of social housing design and construction. We work on projects of all scales; from urban design and master planning, estate and neighbourhood... more

Rural Regeneration Centre

The Rural Regeneration Centre in Kent, designed using , is the UK’s First Certified Passivhaus Educational Building. The drive for sustainable architecture is pushing architects to develop designs that not only deliver on appearance but also take account of energy consumption, carbon emissions and operational costs. This requires the modelling of intricate detail, with sustainable... more