Main content of first UK edition of Passive House Plus revealed

Main content of first UK edition of Passive House Plus revealed

With the deadline fast approaching, the bulk of the editorial content for our inaugural UK edition has been confirmed. Curiosity getting the better of you? The following issue overview may make the anticipation unbearable…

Issue overview


  • The latest innovative products, policy & market developments affecting the sustainable building sector - including some jaw-dropping exclusives


  • Jonathan Hines, Architype: is passive house a better standard than BREEAM or the Code for Sustainable homes?
  • Nick Grant, Passivhaus Trust: what it means to claim a building is a passive house
  • Lucy Pedler, The Green Register: how to get green detailing right in refurbishments

International buildings

  • What do an igloo and a bare timber passive house have in common? They both made the cut for a selection of groundbreaking green buildings by Sofie Pelsmakers, co-founder, Architecture for Change & author of the Environmental Design Pocketbook

In depth case studies

  • Plummerswood certified passive house, the Scottish Borders - Gaia Group
  • The GreenBase Community Centre, Lancashire - Simmonds Mills
  • A1 rated passive house, Co Wexford - Winkens Architecture
  • Wicklow house a passive near miss when builder goes bust - Fitzpatrick & Mays Architects
  • Mayville Community Centre passive house retrofit, Islington - bere: architects
  • Ireland's first Enerphit upgrade, Co Dublin - Joseph Little Architects

Investigative articles

  • The impact of climate change on passive house
  • Why we need to drastically upgrade our ambitions on retrofits


  • Keep up to speed with all of the key sustainable building terminology with our easy to follow glossary
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:26