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Campion/Scottish Passive House Centre

In conjunction with its project partners, Oliver and Robb Architects, Scott Bennett Associates and the Scottish Passive House Centre, Campion Homes Ltd is developing a semi-detached 2 storey house built to Passive House standards.

The team has previous experience in this field having developed the Kingdom House in Pittenweem. This pilot project featured a variety of sustainable features and was the first UK affordable social rented home to achieve Passive House accreditation. The project attained a number of awards including the Scottish National Green Champion winner at 2011 Green Apple awards, was highly commended in the RICS 2011 Scotland Sustainability awards and was short-listed for 2011 Building and Engineering awards.

To achieve Passive House accreditation, both design and construction must achieve the stringent criteria laid down in the standards. These criteria include air tightness, energy efficiency, continuous thermal envelope and low energy consumption.

The remaining semi-detached unit will be constructed to current standards providing a control against which the effectiveness of the enhanced Passive House standards can be measured.

Campion Homes Ltd is a long established Dunfermline based company and is one of the leading providers of affordable homes in Fife. Achieving a number of resident satisfaction awards over this period, our award winning partnering approach to projects has successfully completed over 800 affordable homes with a further 100 units currently on site. Always reflecting and reinforcing the priorities of all our client groups we continue to be an organisation that provides high quality homes at a competitive cost demonstrating our foundation and values in all that we do.

Oliver and Robb Architects (ORA) has been established for over 40 years and operate out of bespoke offices within Dunfermline that allows projects throughout Scotland and the UK to be easily serviced. Promoting an integrated design philosophy amongst all team members ORA have developed great expertise in several fields ranging from Affordable Housing to specialist Care Homes and from Private Hotels/Leisure to large Commercial/Industrial projects. As accredited Passivhaus Designers ORA have a wealth of experience in energy efficiency design on new build and retrofit projects as well as in depth knowledge of modern methods of construction. All this is brought together using the latest Building Information Modelling technology that allows clients and consultants 3d visualisation from inception to completion.’

Scott Bennett Associates are a pro-active and dynamic consultancy specialising in the provision of civil, structural, geotechnical, environmental and mining engineering work.  We have 2 offices, located in Dunfermline and Glasgow from where we service Scotland and the North of England. Our Mission is clear, “we are committed to our clients and undertake to provide a professional, cost-effective, efficient service in order that their aspirations can be achieved and exceeded.”

The Scottish Passive House Centre is the U.K.’s leading specialist in the Passive House Standard. We provide consultancy, certification, training and design services to help our clients implement the Passive House standard on projects across the U.K. Recognised by the German Passive House Institute (PHI) as an approved certifier the SPHC has been very influential in the development of the Passive House standard in the U.K. so far.

Plot Numbers: 17-18

Property Description: 3 bedroom general needs houses

House System Developed: Passive House System

Contact Details: Ali Graham – Commercial Manager – ali@campionhomes.com


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