Passivhaus Consultancy for Contractors

What are the benefits of Passivhaus?

Pioneered in Germany, Passivhaus is the gold standard when it comes to delivering human comfort through energy efficient design. Optimum temperature is achieved by outstanding levels of insulation, air-tightness and highly efficient mechanical ventilation, with the result that practically no conventional heating is required.

The Design Buro‘s team is the UK’s leading Passivhaus and low carbon building consultancy, and consist of a number of Certified Passivhaus Consultants and Designers, who have worked on many of the UK’s landmark projects. They can deliver expert advice to main contractors to achieve the demanding quality of works required by Passivhaus on site.

For further information, please contact Dr Sarah Price.


  • Support detailed design stage to meet the Passivhaus requirements

  • Options appraisal and advice on specialist products

  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) calculations and checking services including overheating analysis

  • Training and project specific workshops

  • Offsite Passivhaus support

  • Quality assurance site inspections and reports

  • Air-tightness testing

  • Air-tightness consultancy

  • Leak checking inspections and leak checker fan hire

  • Building user guides

  • Passivhaus certification


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