Opinion piece by Sarah Lewis, Research & Policy Director, Passivhaus Trust All new build homes in Scotland will soon have to meet greater levels of energy efficiency after the Scottish Government agreed to progress legislation proposed by Scottish Labour MSP Alex Rowley. In December 2022 Scottish government ministers announced plans to make all new… Continue reading A seismic change in building standards is underway in Scotland.
Category: Housing and design
Passivhaus often requires additional costs for materials, labour and design and certification but this uplift is usually now less than 8%, when factoring in other savings through reduced heating equipment need and economies of scale. This uplift is more than repaid through long-term energy bill savings and whole life costs. In the face of escalating… Continue reading Cost-effective Passivhaus