This new build development replaces existing failing prefabricated homes on the site with 15 affordable homes designed to the Passivhaus standard. Hanover Housing Association looked to the expertise of ECD in designing high quality, sustainable buildings in order to provide energy efficient and comfortable homes for their tenants in a mixture of amenity housing for returning residents and general needs housing. One of the key features of the design is the optimal solar orientation of the houses, designed in such a way to maximise solar gains. Also heating is provided to the super-insulated homes by air source heat pumps and the MVHR systems ensure a constant supply of fresh, clean air to homes which have outstanding levels of airtightness.
This development won the ‘Scottish Home Awards’ in the Affordable Housing Category, and has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Healthy Homes Development’ and ‘Best Affordable Housing Development’ categories by the Inside Housing Development.
Project website: https://ecda.co.uk/projects/drymen-passivhaus/