A great sustainable project including 6 Passive House units to be provided alongside an existing building retrofit for Midlothian Council. The existing historical building will be retained, repurposed and thermally improved. The remainder of the site will accommodate 6 new Passive House certified residential units. The design addresses a number of important aspects of sustainable design, including near zero carbon in operation of the Passive House units and the use of renewable sources of energy. Equally important is the carbon embodied in the retained and altered existing building. Additionally, the materials from a demolished derelict workshop that stood on the site will be reused within the project. Working on any Passive House project is exciting and challenging and expands our understanding of energy efficiency, embodied energy and weight the building industry has on the climate. We can’t wait to see the works on site develop!
Morris & Spottiswood
Warm: Low Energy Building Practice