All New Homes Should Meet Passivhaus Standard, Scottish Government Told

timber clad self build exterior
A timber frame Passivhaus exterior with timber cladding (Image credit: Quentin Lake)

The Scottish parliament is to consider a proposal for all new homes to be built to Passivhaus standard, or to a Scottish equivalent. 

Homes built to Passivhaus level meet high standards of airtightness, insulation and energy efficiency, and Alex Rowley MSP wants this standard to apply to every new home built in Scotland. This includes homes which are custom and self built as well as those built by housing associations, councils or the private sector.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.