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Cheaper fuel bills for Eildon tenants

New passivhaus homes need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings.

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Eildon Housing Association has built new highly energy efficient homes.

Eildon’s newly finished homes at Springfield Place in St Boswells are so well insulated due to their passivhaus design that they will generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings. 

More people are set to benefit from the savings 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, and feedback from tenants on their experience of living in the new greener homes will help determine how homes of the future are built and how we tackle fuel poverty. This is part of Eildon’s strategy of delivering inclusive growth across the Borders.

Pictured: Passivhaus development at Springfield Place, St Boswells.

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