Eildon tenants set to move into Passivhaus homes

Tenants moving into newly finished homes at Eildon’s Springfield Place development in St Boswells are set to benefit from dramatically cheaper fuel bills.

The Passivhaus development at Springfield Place, St Boswells

Due to their Passivhaus design, the homes will generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings.

More people are set to benefit from the savings as well, as an extra 50 homes will be built using greener construction methods across the Borders in a pilot that is being run in partnership with Eildon, Scottish Borders Council, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Glasgow School of Art (MEARU).

Construction costs, time to build, as well as feedback from tenants on their experience of living in the new greener homes, will help determine how homes of the future are built and combat fuel poverty.

All this forms part of Eildon’s strategy of delivering inclusive growth across the Borders.

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