Passivhaus

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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

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Two members of the architectural team at design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks have achieved certified Passivhaus designer status. Both Michael Edgar and Katherine Gibson undertook the exam with the Passivhaus-Institut, passing an international written exam to achieve the

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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. Scotland’s Regeneration Forum (SURF) held its prestigious annual celebration presentation on 18th February to announce the w

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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). Representing the community of Closeburn in Upper Nithsdale, NVLT is a

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Eildon Housing’s plans to deliver more green homes in the Borders moved another step closer this week. The first of three Passivhaus homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells will complete in March and a further ten-home development at Westruther has secured planning permission.

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Sarah Lewis, associate director: architecture at Hamson Barron Smith (HBS), describes the company’s use of Passivhaus as its benchmark performance standard. Multi-award winning Passivhaus development Carrowbreck Meadow. Photo: Jefferson Smith

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A development of council homes in Norwich was last night named the UK's best new building after winning prestigious 2019 Stirling Prize. Designed by Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley for Norwich City Council, ‘Goldsmith Street’ was the first ever social housing development to be shortlist

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