For Large Map refer to the attached pdf.


We have received two shortlistings for the The Sustainable Housing Awards 2012 organised by Inside Housing and Sustainable Housing magazines. Passfield Drive has been shortlisted in the Low Energy Social Housing Project of the Year category and bere:architects has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Social Housing Consultancy of the Year category.

colorado wild fires, 2012, one of many terrifying results of global warming. Image: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images


Politics: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

A wildfire in Colorado

This story is from the August 2nd, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, published in the USA

For full story, refer to this link:

JULY 19, 2012 | 9:35AM EDT

Image: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

Reading the above link should put our previous blog posting into context, highlighting:

Sarah Lewis, Christian Senkpiel, bere:architects, Passivhaus Trust, Retrofit Award


We are very pleased to announce that the Mayville Community Centre won best retrofit earlier this week, in the UK Passivhaus Awards 2012. Congratulations to all involved.

Parsons & Whittley’s highly commendable Wimbish social housing scheme won the Domestic category and the winner of the Non Domestic category was Architype’s Oakmeadow Primary School. Full details of all shortlisted schemes can be found on the Passivhaus Trust website.


The Mayville has been officially re-named as the Mildmay Community Centre, in recognition of the growing significance of the community centre in providing community services for the whole of the Islington Mildmay ward.


bere:architects celebrate another win for the environment as another of our clients wins their planning appeal!


As a Christmas stocking filler the cyclists at bere:architects’ office (90% of employees cycle) were given high-tech anti-pollution masks, called the Totobobo SuperCool.

passivhaus components transform health and comfort in the retrofit of a London house

Our award winning social housing retrofit, carried out with Southern Housing under the Technology Strategy Board's Retrofit for the Future project, used passivhaus 'fabric-first' measures, together with a very efficient heat recovery ventilation unit. Monitoring of the house shows that it has been transformed from a cold house running with condensation and blighted by mould growth and asthmatic indoor conditions, to a house that has absolutely optimal indoor comfort and health conditions in winter and summer.

Green Build Awards Logo

We received two awards last night at the inaugural Greenbuild Awards in the Leisure Buildings category for our certified passivhaus retrofit of Mayville Community Centre and in the Domestic Retrofit category for one of our Retrofit for the Future projects, Passfield Drive.


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