29 Jul '16, 8am

Sustainability Integration Reaps Award For #Passivhaus Designers

The awards recognise Passivhaus buildings across the country that are designed to meet the most stringent energy standards in two categories – urban and rural. They also celebrate the progress that has been made in the design of Passivhaus, with a focus on comfort and appearance as well as sustainability. Tigh na Croit, located in the Scottish Highlands, is one of the most northerly certified Passivhaus schemes in the UK. The white rendered, three-bedroom home achieves an 80% reduction in energy through considered orientation, simple architectural form, simple crisp detailing, high levels of air tightness and a super insulated building fabric. The dwelling is a high quality, low energy, environmentally responsible house which takes Highland rural context as inspiration. The new home complements its mountainous setting, enhances its local township and captures spectacular v...

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