The Passivhaus Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of the Passivhaus standard and methodology. Passivhaus is the leading international low energy, design standard. Over 65,000 buildings have been designed, built and tested to this standard worldwide.
The Trust aims to promote the principles of Passivhaus as a highly effective way of reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.
Energy-efficient buildings deliver so much more than just demand reduction and thermal performance. With outstanding levels of building performance, Passivhaus delivers exceptional levels of interior comfort, health and wellbeing, affordability, resilience and durability.
The particular benefits offered by Passivhaus will be of relevance to different stakeholders. Whilst individual homeowners will be interested in comfort and lower energy bills, Local Authorities may focus on tackling fuel poverty, improving health outcomes, and meeting zero carbon pledges. Government and energy suppliers may be attracted to the sound economics of lowering peak demand, minimising budgets for large scale infrastructure costs, and amplifying the resilience of a national grid fit for the 21st Century. The Trust’s 2021 Passivhaus Benefits guide explores these factors and more.