October 17, 2017

Accredited Passivhaus Design is exhibiting at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2017 on 24 October 2017.

With an increasing number of certified Passivhaus buildings in the UK, the conference looks towards the Future of Passivhaus with a focus on social housing and education projects.

APD’s Peter Ranken said: “The Passivhaus approach delivers affordable utility bills for residents, reduced rent arrears, less condensation risk and reduced long term maintenance costs.

“We will be pleased to meet you at our exhibition stand (21) to talk about our Passivhaus social housing experience as...

July 11, 2017

Peter Ranken, of Accredited Passivhaus Design, is speaking at Beattie Passive & Partners’ first annual Passivhaus Workshop on Friday, 14 July at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.

The topic of Peter’s talk is “Incorporating Good Design into Passivhaus”.

Please follow this link for further details of the Passivhaus Workshop:


April 3, 2017

Crawley Borough Council’s first Passivhaus development, designed by Accredited Passivhaus Design (part of The Tooley & Foster Partnership), has been completed and certified to the Passivhaus Standard.

Gales Place in Three Bridges provides 13 new affordable homes – six flats and seven houses – for local residents. Each property is so thermally efficient that a radiator and two towel rails will heat it even in mid-winter.

The development is located on a complex site and provides a new urban space next to an existing community centre, safe routes to the adjacent primary school a...

April 3, 2017

Accredited Passivhaus Design, part of The Tooley & Foster Partnership, has won an International Green Apple Award 2017 for Gales Place in Crawley, a development of 13 new affordable homes.

Gales Place is Crawley Borough Council’s first development to be certified to the Passivhaus Standard and a second one is to follow.

The presentation ceremony for the Awards will be held at The Houses of Parliament on 9 June 2017.

January 24, 2017

As Crawley Borough Council’s first affordable Passivhaus housing project – Gales Place, Crawley – nears completion, the Council has confirmed its commitment to Passivhaus by agreeing to build a second scheme to the Certified Passivhaus Standard.

The Tooley & Foster Partnership are architects for Gales Place and Accredited Passivhaus Design is providing Passivhaus Consultancy and PHPP modelling. TFP and APD are also working on the new development: Dobbins Place, Ifield, Crawley.

Dobbins Place will consist of four houses and two flats, all with two bedrooms. The development will ove...

December 20, 2016

Accredited Passivhaus Design, part of The Tooley & Foster Partnership, has been appointed to carry out a Passivhaus Proof of Concept project for Community Health Partnerships, a part of the NHS.

Based on the Passivhaus analysis of a recently built health centre in Coventry, this project seeks to establish that building new health centres to the Passivhaus standard will be cost effective over a period of 25 years. By assisting GPs to move to energy efficient new health centres, improved services can be delivered to patients.

December 7, 2016

APD, part of The Tooley & Foster Partnership, is a partner in the Passivhaus Trust's new Passivhaus Goes Personal campaign. The campaign is aimed at anyone contemplating building their own home. 

A short video and brochure outline the many benefits that building  to Passivhaus Standard can bring. Peter Ranken, our Certified Passivhaus Designer, is interviewed in the video.

Follow this link to watch the Passivhaus Goes Personal video and to download the brochure:


November 9, 2016

Accredited Passivhaus Design has gained planning permission for two new four-bedroom homes, which will be the first Passivhaus dwellings in the London Borough of Redbridge.

The three-storey houses are on a corner plot in Ilford, East London. The clients’ brief, when appointing APD, was for a contemporary design solution, which the Redbridge planners endorsed.

APD’s Certified Passivhaus Designer is Architect Peter Ranken, who said: “For this prominent infill site the planners were keen to see modern design as an exemplar for other developments in the area.

“This pair of semi-detache...

July 11, 2016

We are delighted to be part of the winning project team,

Working with architects Tectonics, The Tooley & Foster Partnership’s in-house specialists Accredited Passivhaus Design were the Certified Passivhaus Designers for this two bedroom house in Hackney.

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