Future Leap member Alex Watson qualifies as Passive House Designer (Boyle & Summers)

Alex Watson, an Architect and Associate at Boyle & Summers: Architecture and Masterplanning, who is based at Future Leap Clifton has achieved Certified Passive House Designer status.

Alex is the sustainable champion at B&S and leads on sustainable design and their push to drive down carbon emissions in all projects and business operations. Certification enables Alex to use his in-depth skills and knowledge to plan, design and deliver both new and retrofit Passive House projects based on the internationally recognised, performance-based energy standard in construction. To do this Alex will use the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), the energy efficiency planning tool required to certify a building.

Alex’s qualification reinforces B&S’s commitment to act in response to the climate emergency and is part of a wider effort to upskill knowledge of passive design principles, sustainable construction methods and technology. B&S’s wider social and environmental objectives are set out in their 2030 Vision of their Sustainability Report, downloadable from their website.

Despite the steadily increasing use of the Passive House standard in the UK, there remains limited understanding of its requirements and widespread benefits. To help rectify this, Alex has written a 3 piece journal shining a light on Passive House and its benefits, putting some common misconceptions to bed and highlighting the important role of the Passive House Designer. If you would like to discuss your aspirations for a passive house project, Alex would be delighted to hear from you.

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