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
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
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 & Kinross Council has granted full planning approval for one of the first Passivhaus standard primary schools in Scotland.
Published 11 May 2021
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.
Published 6 April 2021
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
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 has received planning consent for the construction of 30 new eco-friendly Passivhaus homes in Gauldry, Fife.
Published 16 March 2021
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
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
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
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
Midlothian Council's plans for a residential and retail development in Dalkeith have been given the green light.
Published 18 January 2021
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
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