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Passivhaus Consultant


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Our client is an energy and sustainability consultancy operating throughout the UK tackling the Climate Emergency. They carry out energy modelling and produce detailed analysis on building performance to inform design and support the delivery of projects from concept stage masterplanning through to construction and completion.

They are looking for a Passivhaus Consultant to join their team in Glasgow. The role is ideally suited to an individual of an architectural background with experience of being involved in the delivery of new-build and/or retrofit residential projects designed to a low-energy / low-carbon / Passivhaus standard.


With the impact of the climate and fuel crisis becoming ever more evident in our everyday lives, the need to design our homes and buildings to minimise energy demand has never been more pertinent. It is for this reason that we are seeing increased demand for developments seeking to achieve the international Passivhaus standard.

Our clients service provides project design teams with support from concept through to completion ensuring that a development achieves Passivhaus Certification in a cost-effective and efficient way. Support is provided by our experienced team of Certified Passivhaus Consultants, who offer guidance and provide confidence throughout each stage of the process. They undertake Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) calculations to assess compliance and can also produce bespoke Psi-value Calculations to ensure that thermal bridging is minimised.


The preferred candidate will have excellent knowledge of the key factors that impact on building energy performance including fabric design, thermal bridging, ventilation, airtightness, overheating, heating and hot water solutions, and renewable technology. The candidate should also have a very good understanding of Climate Change / Net Zero guidance by organisations such as LETI and UKGBC and how to apply the guidance to building performance.

  • Certified European Passivhaus Designer / Consultant
  • Experience of delivering new-build and/or retrofit residential projects to a certified Passivhaus / EnerPHit standard
  • Experience of using PHPP and Design PH
  • Experience of analysing and understanding the energy performance of buildings
  • Experience of operating within the construction sector
  • Good understanding of the Passivhaus standard
  • Good understanding of detailed construction drawings
  • Good understanding of mechanical & electrical building services design
  • Good understanding of low and zero carbon generating technologies
  • Fluent spoken and written English is essential as is your eligibility to work in the UK


  • Private Health Insurance
  • 37.2 hours
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Company Pension Contribution
  • 30 days Annual Leave
  • Company Training Programme
  • 3 days in the office and 2 at home
  • Flexible Working Policy

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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