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The SU is actively seeking student input for the next accommodation building which UWE is planning. Following the sustainability goals and marketing of both UWE's and The SU's, it would make sense and it'd be a great opportunity to have a PassivHaus building.


It is one of the most sustainable ways of building, it generates great comfort for its users and it's generally a great advertisement point for the university as only one or two other universities in the country have done it.


This would need heavy student lobbying as it requires extra initial funding, though it pays off  quickly with low utility bills (which, again, makes it eco-friendly)!

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 9th March 2020 and closed for voting on 3rd April.
  • This Idea scored a 3rd which means it's not a priority for the time being.

  • This idea has passed through the Executive and Student Council and will go to the Trustee Board to be scrutinised.

  • April 2021: The Sustainability Officer confirmed that this idea is a win, with the new student accomdation to be built to PassivHaus standard. She also reported it will be the first large scale student accomodation built to these standards.


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