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Revealed: Winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards

Passivhaus Homes has scooped the top prize at the 2013 Passivhaus Awards

A Passivhaus in Totnes by Passivhaus Homes has beaten off projects by Gaia Architects and Hawkes Architecture to win the prize for the best private house in the UK at this year’s Passivhaus Awards.

Totnes Passivhaus by Passivhaus Homes Ltd

Totnes Passivhaus by Passivhaus Homes Ltd, winner of the private house category in the 2013 Passivhaus Awards

The Lancaster Cohousing scheme by York-based Eco Arc Architects won the award for best social housing scheme.The non-domestic award went to Canolfan Hyddgen in Machynlleth, Wales by JPW Construction.

Lancaster Cohousing project by Eco Arc Architects

Lancaster Cohousing project by Eco Arc Architects, winner of the social housing category in the 2013 Passivhaus Awards

Canolfan Hyddgen by JPW Construction

Canolfan Hyddgen by JPW Construction, winner of the non-domestic category in the 2013 Passivhaus Awards

The shortlist was judged by AJ sustainability editor Hattie Hartman, with Jon Bootland, chief executive of the Passivhaus Trust, Lynne Sullivan, founder of SustainableBYdesign, and Nick Grant, technical director of the Passivhaus Trust, before votes were cast on the winning schemes during a ceremony held at the Austrian Ambassador’s residence in London today (4 June).

The awards ‘celebrate the design and performance of Passivhaus in the UK’.

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