BERE Architects: Mayville Community Centre wins best retrofit in the UK Passivhaus Awards 2012

BERE Architects are very pleased to announce that the Mayville Community Centre won best retrofit in the UK Passivhaus Awards 2012.

These were the inaugural UK Passivhaus Awards, launched by the Passivhaus Trust to coincide with the trust’s second anniversary to celebrate the achievements of those practices pioneering Passivhaus in the UK and projects were assessed on their performance in the following areas: energy consumption, indoor environment, occupant feedback, design philosophy innovation, aesthetics and other sustainability features. The objective of the awards is to promote the Passivhaus standard in the UK and to highlight that Passivhaus can apply to any building type of any function and size and that Passivhaus design can create beautiful buildings. Dr Wolfgang Feist, co-founder of the Passivhaus standard, was on the judging panel and present at the awards. We were especially pleased to be joined, amongst others, by Carol Johnson, Chairman of the Mildmay Community Partnership who on accepting the award on behalf of us all, spoke with a heartfelt It’s brilliant and we love it!”