It was back in December that the Scottish Government agreed to progress legislation proposed by Scottish Labour MSP Alex Rowley that will, they said, “introduce new minimum environmental design standards for all new-build housing to meet the Passivhaus standard, or a Scottish equivalent, in or
Jimmy Black warms to the government’s plans for passive houses. I may have groaned when I heard that all new homes are to be ‘passive houses’, complying with a strict standard covering airtightness and energy use. I thought… here’s another green inspired policy lunge w
Work has started on-site to build 20 new affordable housing apartments in Midlothian. Situated on the High Street of Bonnyrigg’s popular town centre, Cruden Building is delivering the project on behalf of Midlothian Council. The new homes will support the council’s wider ambition to reac
Kingdom Housing Association welcomed Scottish Labour spokesperson on housing & local government Mark Griffin MSP as well as representatives from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Kingdom board members to its largest sustainable housing development to date recently. The &
Scottish Housing News Podcast co-host Jimmy Black follows up his previous musings on the Passivhaus standard following a call from across the pond.
Construction firm Morris & Spottiswood has announced its goal to achieve Net Zero by 2045 as the business continues to take steps to make significant sustainable improvements, a key part of which is the delivery of a more sustainable service offering via its housing division.
Jimmy Black reflects on the Passivhaus standard after a wide-ranging chat with Josiah Lockhart, CEO of Changeworks, the latest guest on the Scottish Housing News Podcast. Please don’t blame Josiah Lockhart, CEO of Changeworks, for what I write in this article. That would be far from fair, as h
An agreed definition of a Scottish equivalent of the Passivhaus standard which will become the minimum for all new housing in the country is to be the subject of consultation between the Scottish Government and the building industry, Patrick Harvie has confirmed. Last month, the
Cruden Building Scotland has officially completed Stirlingshire’s all-new Passivhaus development on behalf of Hanover Scotland.
All new-build homes in Scotland will soon have to meet the internationally recognised ‘Passivhaus’ standard after the Scottish Government agreed to progress legislation proposed by Scottish Labour MSP Alex Rowley. The Proposed Domestic Building Environmental Standards (Scotland) Bil
Practical completion has been achieved for Glasgow’s largest Passivhaus-certified housing development at Springfield Cross.
John Gilbert Architects has picked up the Glasgow Institute of Architects Sustainability Award 2022 on behalf of the Niddrie Road project team delivering a pioneering retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement. The Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Design Awards celebrates the very best architecture being
North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie and local councillor Jonny Tepp joined representatives from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in a visit to Kingdom Housing Association’s largest green housing development to date. The £6.9 million development at Balgove Road in Gaul
West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has started construction of Scotland’s largest Passivhaus development which will see 90 highly energy efficient homes created for mid-market rent. The £21 million project, located in Dundashill in Glasgow, is the first development on-site
Andrew Kubski, director of development and asset management at WSHA, believes a pioneering housing project in Glasgow can offer insights for other projects wanting to procure and develop to the Passivhaus standard. West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) is currently developing the largest