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09 August 2012 ⁄

PermaRock systems part of award winning Passivhaus projects

PermaRock external wall insulation systems form part of award winning and shortlisted projects in the Passivhaus Trust Awards 2012.


The UK Passivhaus Awards was launched by the Passivhaus Trust to celebrate the achievements of Passivhaus pioneers in the UK. The awards highlighted the versatility of the Passivhaus Standard that can be applied to any building type or size and that Passivhaus design can demonstrably create beautiful, energy efficient, comfortable and cost-effective buildings.


The awards ceremony took place on 4th July at Senate House, London and was well attended by the who’s who of the UK Passivhaus community.


All entries for the awards were judged by a panel of Passivhaus experts- Prof Wolfgang Feist, Founder of the Passivhaus Institut; Nick Grant, Technical Director of the Passivhaus Trust; Hattie Hartman, Sustainability editor of The Architects' Journal and Sofie Pelsmaker, Co-founder of Architects for Change.


Three Certified Passivhaus projects were shortlisted from each of the categories - Residential, Non- domestic and Retrofit.


Overall the judges were very impressed by the high quality of all the entries and were pleased to see so much useful data both for energy consumption and occupant satisfaction.


Details of the winning projects can be found below along with information:-


Residential Award


Winner: Wimbish Passivhaus (Parsons & Whittley)


Shortlisted projects: Camden Passivhaus, Bere Architects / Denby Dale Passivhaus, Green Building Store


Non Domestic Award


Winner: Oakmeadow Primary School (Architype Architects) – PermaRock 200mm EPS-Premium External Wall Insulation System (U-value achieved - 0.13 W/m²K)


(click here for details on the Oakmeadow Primary School project)


Shortlisted projects: Bushbury Hill Primary School (Architype Architects) / Hadlow Rural Regeneration Centre (Eurobuild)


Retrofit Award


Winner: Mayville Community Centre (Bere Architects) – PermaRock 280mm + 320mm Mineral Fibre External Wall Insulation System


Other Shortlisted projects: 100 Princedale Road (Paul Davis + Partners) / Grove Cottage  (Simmonds.Mills Architects) – PermaRock 250mm EPS-Premium External Wall Insulation System (U-value achieved - 0.113 W/m²K)


(click here for details on the Grove Cottage project)


Should you wish to discuss how PermaRock external wall insulation systems can contribute towards achieving Passivhaus or low carbon standards on your project please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on (T) 01509 262924 or by email 


Further information on the Passivhaus Trust and Passivhaus standards can be found by visiting
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