About Us

Our Certified Passivhaus Designer is Architect Peter Ranken who has over 25 years’ experience of designing housing and care buildings and also holds an MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from University College London.  He is also a trained BREEAM assessor and Accredited Professional. ​He qualified as a Passivhaus Designer in 2012.

Peter was the Passivhaus Designer for the Hackney Passivhaus, designed by architects Tectonics, which won the Urban Category at the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016.

He was also the architect and Passivhaus Designer for the following:

He has also provided Passivhaus Designer advice for other Passivhaus projects within The Tooley & Foster Partnership including three buildings in Oxfordshire, a community centre in Chigwell and a 60 bed care home in Kent. Peter has worked with a number of other architects on their Passivhaus projects and was the project leader for the Passivhaus Proof of Concept project with AECOM for Community Health Partnerships

Peter was the project architect for New Cranes Court, a Carbon Neutral (Code Level 6) development of 28 houses and flats that was awarded ‘Sustainable Larger Housing Project of the Year’ at the Sustainable Housing Awards in 2012, and won the Award for 'Development' at the Sustain' Awards in 2013.

​Accredited Passivhaus Design is supported by the experienced technical staff of The Tooley & Foster Partnership, an architectural practice with nearly 30 staff which has been established for over 125 years.