Passivhaus



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

Green light for Glasgow’s largest Passivhaus development

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has received planning consent from Glasgow City Council for its landmark Passivhaus social housing development in Glasgow’s East End.

Published 21 July 2020

Contract close achieved on Scotland’s first public Passivhaus nursery

Plans to build the first public non domestic building designed and constructed to Passivhaus standards in Scotland reached an important milestone this week.

Published 5 March 2020

Housing association moves step closer to more Borders Passivhaus homes

Eildon Housing’s plans to deliver more green homes in the Borders moved another step closer this week.

Published 21 February 2020

Sarah Lewis: Affordable Passivhaus homes

Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company’s use of Passivhaus as its benchmark performance standard.

Published 10 October 2019

Social housing development wins Stirling Prize for first time

A development of council homes in Norwich was last night named the UK's best new building after winning prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize.

Published 9 October 2019

Glasgow's first Passivhaus development for social rent opens

The development at Cunningham House, which is Glasgow’s first Passivhaus development for social rent, was formally opened on Friday 30th of August.

Published 3 September 2019

Work starts on Scotland’s first community-owned Passivhaus certified homes

Building work has started on three family-sized passivhaus certified homes in the village of Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway.

Published 26 June 2019

Scotland’s first Passivhaus schools edge closer with Edinburgh funding agreement

Councillors in Edinburgh have approved funding proposals which will see the first Passivhaus schools in Scotland constructed in the capital.

Published 17 October 2018

Architects launch affordable Passivhaus service for Scottish social housing sector

A new service will be launched tomorrow which aims to provide affordable, Passivhaus-standard social housing in Scotland.

Published 12 June 2017