Winning design for semi-detached homes will be built at the BRE’s Innovation Park

The BRE is launching a design competition for low-cost Passivhaus homes.

The winning entry will be built at the BRE’s Innovation Park in Watford next year.

The entry requirements are yet to be finalised but the BRE wants to build a pair of semi-detached Passivhaus homes. The BRE said the designs homes would have to meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and cost no more than £1,200m² to build.

Full details of the competition will be revealed at the UK Passivhaus Conference at the Barbican on 24/25 October. Entrants will have approximately six weeks from that date to submit their entry and the winner will be announced before Christmas.

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