From Denby Dale to Sheepridge – A look back on Green Building Store’s Passivhaus Journey


Join us at this year’s Passivhaus Open Days to look back at nearly 30 years of Passivhaus construction This November, at the winter International Passivhaus Open Days, we will take …

16th October 2023

Sheepridge Passivhaus: A Passivhaus Self-build home fit for an Architect


Architect Jane Simpson has known Green Building Store’s founding director Bill Butcher for 29 years. So, a few years ago, when she and her husband, Paul Niven, decided to self-build …

14th July 2023

Sheepridge Passivhaus: Our in-house construction team’s final project

For fifteen years, Green Building Store has played a pioneering role in the story of Passivhaus building in the UK. From building the first UK traditional construction Passivhaus at Denby …

30th May 2023

Next generation of green leaders graduate with a little help from Green Building Store


Six future green leaders graduate today from local learning centre and community hub, Tod College’s  Green Futures course.   The course for 16+ year olds has been specially designed to help …

1st July 2022

Masonry cavity wall construction: Embodied energy & buildability

Embodied carbon comparison image

Blog exploring the embodied and whole life carbon for cavity wall construction in comparison with other construction types, drawing on PHribbon research.

25th April 2022

UK Passivhaus conference 2020


Members of the Green Building Store team share their thoughts and reflections on the 2020 online UK Passivhaus conference.

3rd December 2020

Tips for successful selfbuild and retrofit projects

Architectural plans

Every year we support and supply hundreds of building projects around the UK. We have accumulated a huge amount of experience of what makes a successful selfbuild or retrofit project. Here we share some tips which we hope will help your project be as successful as possible.

5th November 2020

Guest blog: Funding your Passivhaus or low energy self-build project

Selfbuild project funded by Ecology Building Society

Tips and advice on how to keep costs under control during your eco self-build.

1st July 2020

Heidelberg Passivhaus conference: Achieve Better Buildings May 2019

The Bahnstadt Heidelberg

Blog by Chris Herring, Green Building Store Director and Chair of the Passivhaus Trust, sharing lessons from the May 2019 conference looking at scaling up Passivhaus in response to the climate and environmental emergency.

7th May 2019

Passivhaus & the Climate Emergency

Building the Denby Dale Passivhaus: continuity of insulation in the roof space

Blog highlighting the fact that there are now no planning obstacles for local authorities in England to require Passivhaus standard and that local authorities can now set energy standards beyond Building Regulations.

25th February 2019

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