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West Lothian Council leads non-domestic Passivhaus adoption

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March 5 2020

West Lothian Council leads non-domestic Passivhaus adoption

Work is set to begin later this month on what is being billed as Scotland’s first public non-domestic building designed and constructed to Passivhaus standards, following an agreement of terms between West Lothian Council, Morrison Construction and Hub South East.

Blackridge Nursery has been designed by Scott Brownrigg to stand in the grounds of Blackridge Primary School.The £1.9m project is the first of a new breed of public buildings designed to introduce higher performance and reduced maintenance and running costs by reducing the requirement for heating and cooling.

Roddy Clark, Hub South East’s operation’s director, said: “We’re particularly proud to be delivering the country’s first public Passivhaus nursery. This is an exciting project in partnership with West Lothian Council and we look forward to assisting our client to meet progressive Scottish Government environmental targets, as well as helping influence next-generation design proposals for Scotland’s learning estate.”

The combined early learning and childcare facility will open its doors in October as part of a broader initiative to increase nursery provision that includes a sister early years facility at East Calderwood.

3 Comments

Inahuf
#1 Posted by Inahuf on 5 Mar 2020 at 19:19 PM
University of Aberdeen built a passivhaus nursery a couple of years back. https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/files/university_of_aberdeen_-_passive_house_nursery.pdf
Andrew Brown
#2 Posted by Andrew Brown on 5 Mar 2020 at 23:33 PM
Ah! But that’s not public though ! And remember the non-domestic is hyphenated.
phHighland
#3 Posted by phHighland on 9 Mar 2020 at 15:04 PM
Fantastic that Scotland is catching on to the Passive House standard for non-domestic buildings -
The GALE Visitor Centre in Gairloch was - certified Passiv back in 2013...
https://www.urbanrealm.com/buildings/791/GALE_visitor_centre.html

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