It is only the sixth school in the country to be delivered to the highly-sustainable design standards, which are more traditionally used in house building.
The £5m contract to refurbish Stebon Primary School includes a new extension to the building.
Throughout the project, Bouygues will work closely with the London Borough to deliver a school that when complete, in December 2014, will see the children of Stebon Primary learning in some of the greenest classrooms in the UK.
Passivhaus schools’ high levels of daylight and improved indoor air quality have been shown to make children more attentive and to improve learning.
The new extension to the school will have annual energy consumption 67% lower than a typical new build school, together with a 65 % reduction in carbon emissions each year.
Arnaud Bekaert, Managing Director of Bouygues UK’s London and South East Construction team, said: “Stebon Primary School is an excellent example of Bouygues UK’s commitment to continually seek out and use innovative green technologies, materials and construction techniques.”