Joanna Huie

Energy Consultant

BA (Hons)  MSc  PassivHaus Consultant

Following her Bachelor’s Degree, Joanna studied at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, gaining an MSc in Architecture: Advance Environmental & Energy Studies, which she passed with distinction.

Whilst studying, she became interested in the PassivHaus standard, which is a proven method of building comfortable and healthy buildings with an extremely low energy demand (about 90% less than conventional buildings).

Joanna joined Manifest in 2018 and, wishing to deepen her knowledge of PassivHaus, took the PassivHaus Consultant training course with WARM: Low Energy Building Practice.  The training was extremely rigorous and in-depth, followed by a long and challenging examination.  Joanna was delighted to pass the exam and receive her seal and designation as a PassivHaus Consultant from the PassivHaus Institute in Germany. 

Joanna is currently studying with the Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB) on their CarbonLite Retrofit course.  This will build on her knowledge as a PassivHaus Consultant, and covers all aspects of retrofitting existing housing stock, to make it more energy efficient, comfortable and healthy.

Joanna is a keen gardener and enjoys the challenge of achieving year-round interest in the garden.  She also likes walking with her family, especially in the Lake District.

Key Skills

  • PassivHaus Consultant.
  • A good understanding of renovating and retrofitting buildings, both historic and modern.
  • Knowledge of building science and physics.

Special Interests

  • Reducing the energy demand of buildings.
  • The benefits of a healthy indoor environment for occupants.
  • Ecological building materials for old and modern buildings.

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