Passivhaus Awards shortlisting for Stirlingshire self-build

A LAUDED self-build house in Scotland has been shortlisted in an awards competition celebrating the exacting energy efficiency standard, Passivhaus (here).

Says the Passivhaus Trust, here, of Ostro Passivhaus: “In March 2014, owner and architect, Mhairi, and her partner, Martin – from Passivhaus Trust member, Paper Igloo Ltd – engaged in an ambitious self-build project in the historical conservation village of Kippen, near Stirling, Scotland.

“The ‘box in a box’ timber frame home received [passivhaus] certification in October 2017 becoming the first certified Passivhaus in Stirlingshire. It has also achieved Scottish Technical Standards Section 7: Sustainability Gold Level (here).”

The shortlist reads:


Erne Campus Passivhaus Premium, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Foleshill Health Centre Passivhaus, Coventry

Hackbridge Primary Passivhaus Plus, London

Residential new-build

Cannock Mill Cohousing, Colchester, Essex

Ostro Passivhaus, Kippen, Stirlingshire

Parc y Rhodyn, Wales

Residential retrofit

Bowman’s Lea EnerPHit, London

Harpenden EnerPHit Plus, Hertfordshire

Modernist EnerPHit Plus, London

Shepherd’s Barn EnerPHit Plus, Durham

The winners of the Passivhaus Awards 2023 will be announced on July 5.

Picture credit: David Barbour

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