We are pleased to confirm that Lucy has secured the funding for and a place on the Certified European Passive House Designer course run by Strathclyde University, Glasgow and will attend in May 2012 for two weeks of hardcore learning followed by a final exam in June so she better start sharpening her pencils!

Fife Architects believe that the ‘Passive House’ and ‘Passive Building’ concept, which is fairly new to the UK but actually began in Germany in the 1980’s, is a simple and practical building solution that addresses energy consumption problems in buildings (not only houses) and are delighted to have the opportunity to become certified in this field.

AMAZING FACT: Passive Houses allow for energy savings of up to 90% – yes, 90% – compared with typical European homes

If you are interested in finding out more about Passive Building design, click on the following links: