Low energy architectural practice (LEAP) uses a lovingly engineered architectural process to deliver highly resolved homes and refurbishments. Mark Siddall, the principal of the practice, has worked on 28 Passivhaus homes, 12 AECB Silver homes and 6 super insulated retrofits (which targeted an 80% reduction in carbon emissions). This experience firmly establishes the practice as Northern England’s leading Passivhaus Architectural Practice. Community self build and Cohousing are specific areas of interest for the practice. The practices website (www.leap4.it) explains more about the projects that have been undertaken.
Research, completed by Leeds Metropolitan University, has confirmed that unlike the other 95% of homes that they have studied, Mark’s evidence based approach can deliver low energy buildings in practice; not just theory. The work is therefore of national, if not international, significance. Research supporting his work has been presented at conferences and published in numerous magazines, journals and books. 30+ articles and papers can be accessed for free from the practices website. You can also download your own Step-By-Step Guide ‘Avoiding The 7 Major Risks for Homes and Communities’ from the website.