In social housing, Passivhaus standard new homes have been shown to eliminate fuel poverty, reduce rent arrears and offer exceptionally high resident satisfaction. Visit the Passivhaus Trust website for more details.
Passivhoos is a range of social housing types that meet the international Passivhaus standards and Scottish Government budget benchmarks. It has been developed for Scottish housing providers and is available in a variety of configurations to suit many different sites. The house types meet:
- Housing For Varying Needs
- Greener Homes standard (Silver Aspects 1&2)
- Option for Silver standard
- Passivhaus certified
- Secured by Design
Passivhoos has been developed and is delivered by John Gilbert Architects and Stewart & Shields Contractors. We developed this partnership to bring the long term benefits of Passivhaus construction to Scottish social housing, encourage the take up of genuinely low-energy homes and eliminate fuel poverty.
The partnership has allowed us to work rigorously on the affordability of the homes and work closely with our supply chain to offer these homes for a fixed budget. These budgets fall within Scottish Government housing association benchmark.