Our newly finished homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells are that well insulated due to their Passivhaus design, they will generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings. This is excellent news for new tenants moving in.
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 part of our strategy of delivering inclusive growth across the Borders.