Aitken Turnbull hires Passivhaus expert to transform social and community housing projects

A Dumfries architecture practice has hired one of Scotland’s leading experts in a pioneering energy efficient style of building design as it continues to grow its extensive portfolio of housing association and community housing projects across Dumfries & Galloway.

Published 7 September 2021

Consultation opens on proposed housing application at Newbattle

A public consultation is underway on a proposal from Midlothian Council to submit a planning application for a new development of around 134 homes for rent at the former Newbattle High School playing fields site near Dalkeith.

Published 27 August 2021

And finally... Glasgow to host Passivhaus 'Ice Box Challenge'

Two boxes constructed to differing building standards are to be filled with ice for two weeks to demonstrate how well each icebox keeps out the heat without relying on any energy.

Published 19 July 2021

Perth gives green light for Passivhaus primary school

Perth & Kinross Council has granted full planning approval for one of the first Passivhaus standard primary schools in Scotland.

Published 11 May 2021

CSIC to deliver Passivhaus in Practice programme for Scottish construction workers

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.

Published 6 April 2021

Neil Armstrong: Passivhaus and Kier's four guiding principles

In 2019, the UK parliament and Scottish Governments both declared climate emergencies and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now a sharp focus on building resilient and sustainable communities. This includes the buildings we construct - from how we design and build them to the comfort of occupants and the long-term efficiencies. Here, Neil Armstrong, preconstruction manager & education lead in Kier's Regional Building North & Scotland business, explains more about one building solution; Passivhaus design and shares four guiding principles.

Published 30 March 2021

BakerHicks duo achieve Passivhaus design certification

Two members of the architectural team at design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks have achieved certified Passivhaus designer status.

Published 19 March 2021

Kingdom Housing Association receives consent for £5m Passivhaus development in Gauldry

Kingdom Housing Association has received planning consent for the construction of 30 new eco-friendly Passivhaus homes in Gauldry, Fife.  

Published 16 March 2021

Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus Certified homes win SURF award

The Closeburn community-owned Passivhaus project, the first of its kind in Scotland, has won the “Housing and Regeneration” category at the SURF Awards 2020.

Published 5 March 2021

Scotland’s first public Passivhaus nursery officially certified

A new £1.5 million early learning and childcare centre in West Lothian has become Scotland's first local authority educational facility to achieve official Passivhaus certification.

Published 24 February 2021

Edinburgh plans first Passivhaus-designed high school in Scotland

Innovative plans to make the new Currie Community High School one of the most energy efficient high schools in Scotland have been unveiled by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 18 February 2021

Scotland's first intergenerational facility planned for Edinburgh's Powderhall regeneration project

A Passivhaus-standard building which will combine a nursery and accessible council homes designed for older people is the subject of a new planning application submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 5 February 2021

Passivhaus council homes in Dalkeith given green light

Midlothian Council's plans for a residential and retail development in Dalkeith have been given the green light.

Published 18 January 2021

Scotland's first public Passivhaus nursery underway in Blackridge

Work is progressing well on the new £1.5 million state-of-the-art Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) centre in Blackridge.

Published 11 November 2020

Tenants move into Scotland's first community-owned Passivhaus homes

Three families have moved into Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus homes which have been developed by Nith Valley LEAF Trust (NVLT) in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT).

Published 21 October 2020